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Where to go for a Sunday roast in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 13:38 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:45 29 August 2018

The Dial House, Reepham

The Dial House, Reepham


Nothing beats a Sunday lunch at a pretty pub, so we've gathered some places to do just that

Stoke Mill

Mill Road, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8PA

To make your Sunday extra special, join Stoke Mill for a quality, relaxing Sunday lunch. A stylish contemporary dining room in a 700-year-old mill within a beautiful location set in the heart of Norfolk.

Sunday lunch is served from 12pm to 2.30pm from the set Sunday lunch menu, two courses £24.95 and three courses £27.95. Sunday lunches are cooked with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and are served with all the usual trimmings.

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The Lifeboat Inn

Ship Lane, Thornham PE36 6LT

The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham on the North Norfolk Coast is the perfect harbour from which to explore North Norfolk’s unspoilt seaside and charming market towns and villages.

A homely coastal hideaway for every guest, two-or four-legged. It’s a place where wellies, walking-boots and the well-heeled sit comfortably side by side. Enjoy dining to suit you, from the outside terrace, the sheltered courtyard beer garden, the oak-beamed bar, or the comfortable lounge with a vast open fire, not to mention the relaxed dining room and the glass roofed conservatory where a 200 year old vine still fruits and flowers.

The Lifeboat Inn has 13 extremely comfortable and inviting bedrooms to snuggle up in after a day spent exploring the area with comfy beds, crisp linen and coastal views. So, whether you’re popping in for a swift pint, stopping for a family Sunday lunch or staying overnight, The Lifeboat Inn guarantees a very warm welcome.

The Lifeboat Inn – hotel, restaurant and bar in Thornham on the North Norfolk Coast. For over 500 years, The Lifeboat Inn has been providing shelter and welcoming visitors to the stunning North Norfolk coast.

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The Chequers Inn

High Street, Thornham PE36 6LY

The Chequers Inn, Thornham on the North Norfolk Coast Dates back to the 16th century and is a welcoming sight for visitors wanting somewhere enticing to stay, relax and enjoy a great meal in comfort. Combining rustic charm and contemporary style, The Chequers Inn is popular with both locals and visitors from further afield and is perfectly placed for exploring this part of the coast.

Inside you will find a traditional bar with a vast open fire and low beamed ceiling where you can enjoy a pint of real ale and a pub meal by the crackling fire, or try our menu in the stylish restaurant with daily changing specials not to mention the Sunday roasts. The unique setting of the charming courtyard with two cedar wood pavilions offers a fantastic al fresco dining experience for every day of the week.

There are also 11 luxurious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms that offer contemporary 21st century comfort and style to relish in.

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The Dial House

Market Place, Reepham NR10 4JJ

The Dial House is an elegant restaurant with eight boutique rooms. A special place tucked away in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. Perfectly situated 30 minutes away from both the North Norfolk coastline and the Norfolk broads.

Exec Chef Andrew Jones is inspired by the wealth of produce we have here in Norfolk and is passionate about letting the season dictate his menus. Spectacular family sharing Sunday roasts are served on antique platters each Sunday between 12 and 4.30pm. Each week the menu features chicken, pork and beef, all which arrive with an impressive Yorkshire pud. The crispy slow cooked pork belly is a firm favourite. Desserts change seasonally, cheese boards always available.

Children’s menus are available featuring traditional roasts as well as ‘spag bol’, fish cakes and a very special knickebocker glory dessert. Dine and stay amidst antiques and objects of interest... everything you can see is for sale! With up to 300 items a month moving on through, it creates an ever-changing scene. Come again next week and you may find everything’s changed.

The venue also features three private dining spaces to choose from for your Sunday lunch: glorious Georgian furniture, grand glassware and antique objects dress The Secret Room; you can dine privately at the ‘Chef’s table’ whilst watching the kitchen at work. The wine cellar is the third private party space which comes complete with a spotlit stalagmite, original Hollywood film lights and other eclectic objects. Sunday roasts are particularly popular here throughout the winter months with the addition of traditional log burners in each room, mulled wine and Christmas shopping on tap.

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Warwick St Social

2 Warwick Street, Norwich NR2 3LD

A modern-day pub in Norwich’s Golden Triangle that’s welcoming and contemporary, serving traditional British cooking with a twist, plus wines from around the world, a popular cocktail menu, classic spirits, craft beers and real ale. Stylish spaces and daily fixtures offering enticing food and drink deals. Outside is a large sunny terrace plus beer and gin garden. Brought to you by the team behind The Ingham Swan and The Wildebeest.

Sunday lunches at Warwick St Social pay homage to the growers, the pickers and the chefs who help to deliver a memorable Sunday Lunch experience. Each element on the plate is carefully planned to produce exceptional results.

Runner up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2017 - Best Sunday Lunch.

The Times Weekend ‘30 Best Places for Sunday Lunch’ – Nov 2017

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The Boars

Spooner Row, Wymondham NR18 9LL

Sunday, the day of rest, the day of the British institution that is the weekly roast. So gather your friends and family, book a table at The Boars and let them do all the hard work!

All roasts are cooked to perfection by head chef Mark and his team and feature the best locally sourced meat and produce. Crispy, fluffy potatoes, perfectly cooked meats, a gravy that takes three days to make, beautiful Yorkshire puddings and local seasonal vegetables. And then, what better way to finish than with a classic Sunday pud!

Sunday lunch is served from 12 – 7pm

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The Kings Arms

High Street, Ludham, Great Yarmouth NR29 5QQ

A family run pub since 1989 and situated on the beautiful Norfolk Broads in the village of Ludham. The Kings Arms Ludham is the nearest restaurant (five minute walk) to the moorings at the historic Womack Staithe. The restaurant serves fantastic food all year round, with food and bar snacks available in the main bar area. And of course the famous carvery is available.

If you would prefer to sit outside there is a superb large patio area and children’s play area.

They have TV screens in the main bar showing top sporting events. They welcome well behaved large parties too. (Incl Stag & Hen events) Dogs are welcome except in the main restaurant.

Not just for summer, come along during the winter months and cosy up in the bar and restaurant and enjoy the best the Norfolk has to offer. The famous winter carvery is available from now and great for the bigger appetite.

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The Feathers Hotel

6 Market Place, Holt NR25 6BW

Sunday lunch at The Feathers consists of a delicious selection of expertly carved roast meats, with a choice of topside of beef, succulent pork (with crackling of course!) or tender Norfolk turkey. All accompanied by an array of bright and colourful seasonal vegetables, homemade Yorkshire puddings and lashings of The Feathers own recipe gravy! Always with fresh and local produce.

Customers can enjoy fine dining in the Plume Restaurant or enjoy a carvery in the bright and airy Gresham Suite and conservatory or in the relaxed bar area where four legged friends are more than welcome.

One course £11.50. Two courses £14.50. Three courses £17.00. Childrens Carvery also available, one course £9.00, two courses £11.50

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Stower Grange

School Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6EF

Sunday lunches so good even local chefs come here to sample the delights at Stower Grange. 28 day aged beef melts in the mouth along with a selection of freshly prepared vegetables and pan made gravy. If traditional isn’t your thing then the constant changing menu is packed with plenty of dishes to suit all palates with a good vegetarian option.

Stower Grange prides itself on using the best, fresh ingredients and buying local produce wherever possible. In keeping with the style of the hotel, the restaurant is traditional in its approach to Sunday lunch. The butcher, located within a mile, provides it with excellent meat sourced locally from Norfolk farms. Breakfasts are a delight with local free range eggs, very tasty bacon and sausages second to none!

All of this in a luxury hotel, restaurant and wedding reception venue in Norfolk, set amongst picturesque wooded grounds, close to Norwich.

Christmas and New Year seasonal packages are now available to book so don’t miss your chance to sample the delights of Stower Grange and maybe enjoy a stay in one of the sumptuous rooms as an extra special treat.

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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell nr Brancaster PE31 8BB

Titchwell Manor has stunning views across open marshes to sea. Choose to dine in the beautiful conservatory overlooking the garden, or in the striking and informal Eating rooms, complete with a sea view terrace.

They offer a unique and relaxed Sunday buffet brunch style, 1- 3pm. Filling a table with tempting starters, such as Brancaster oysters, poached salmon and chicken liver parfait to help yourself to whilst their talented chef’s perfect your delicious roast such as salt aged rib of beef, Dingley Dell pork belly & BBQ lamb with the crispiest roast potatoes and an array of seasonal vegetables. They have an accommodating vegetarian menu and also offer superb fish dishes such as Skrei cod in lemon butter sauce. It’s then back to the dessert table which is filled with mouth-watering options for you to eat as much as you like. Sundays at Titchwell Manor are a must!

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Netherton House

The Street, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2XG

Netherton House is a beautiful 17th century building that was extended in the 1800’s. It has been lovingly restored and transformed into a stunning 65 seat restaurant, serving freshly prepared locally sourced food and a huge selection of drinks.

This family run restaurant, bar and beer garden is located in the centre of Long Stratton on the A140 with ample free parking 100 yards away next to the Pharmacy. Well worth the short drive to the south of Norwich.

The downstairs has a quirky rustic Stuart period atmosphere, whereas upstairs there is an elegant 25 seat Georgian era function/dining room with table cloths and chandeliers, overlooking the beautiful secluded rear garden. Children are welcome.

Netherton House has a varied menu with special weekday deal nights and also serves a generous plated Sunday roast which often has an extra specialist meat, such as pheasant, venison or duck during the winter months, so come and appreciate the skill and expertise of its chefs. If you want to experience great relaxed dining at affordable prices this is the place to eat. Call now on 01508531500 or see the Facebook and website for details of the Christmas party menu and other special offerings.

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Saracens Head

Wall Road, Wolterton NR11 6TS

Sunday lunch at the Saracen’s Head is something of a speciality.

The wonderful building is Ivy clad and was built to the design of a Tuscan farmhouse a couple of hundred years ago, set just outside the Wolterton Estate, it’s surrounded by farmland and peace and quiet. The restaurant and bar have been recently renovated and are light, bright and have a lovely relaxed, comfortable feel about them.

Head chef Mark Sayers insists on using only the best, freshest local produce. The beef is sourced from just down the lane in Blickling where it has grazed on the tranquil banks of the Bure. The roast pork and it’s amazing crackling is reared at South Creake up on the North Norfolk Coast. The delicious desserts are all made at the Saracens.

Two course Sunday lunch for £19.50 or three courses for £24.50

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Cliftonville Hotel

Runton Road, Cromer, NR27 9AS

The Cliftonville Hotel, Cromer offers diners a superb setting for Sunday Luncheon served to your table in the Westcliff Restaurant with its cliff top and sea views.

Chef’s use only the finest fresh in season local produce to create the perfect Sunday Luncheon severed every Sunday between the hours of 12 noon and 2.30pm.

With a choice of two or three courses starting at just £16.50, and a one-course option for those with a smaller appetite plus special children’s menu means the whole family can enjoy a traditional Sunday Luncheon in beautiful surroundings.

Advance booking is strongly advised.

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The Bawburgh

Glen Lodge, Marlingford Road, Bawburgh, Norwich NR9 3LU

Glen Lodge is set in the picturesque surroundings of Bawburgh Golf Club. The fantastic club house is set high above the course, with stunning views over the 18th hole and valley.

The well renowned carvery is served between 12pm-3pm on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. There’s a choice of locally sourced butchers meats accompanied by fresh vegetables and potatoes. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements are catered for.

In addition you can enjoy a range of refreshments, afternoon tea and daily bar menu on the terrace and view the fantastic programme of events.

Booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Bookings for Christmas Carvery lunches and Christmas Day Carvery Lunch are now being taken.

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East Hills Café and Bistro

Brundall Bay Marina, Riverside, Brundall NR13 5PN

How about spending your Sunday, or any day for that matter eating, drinking and relaxing on the Broads. This is a unique setting and unique offerings on the menus. From beautiful breakfasts to start the day to fabulous lunches or a snack for those less peckish. Sophisticated afternoon teas, a stunning bistro menu for the evenings and handmade traditional Italian pizzas cooked to order which can also be taken away.

Traditional Sunday roasts start from £8.95 and uses the finest local produce. There is always plenty of choice along with an extensive wine list. If cocktails are more to your taste then a mixologist is on hand to create one just for you.

Sundays just aren’t Sundays without a visit to East Hills.

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The Pheasant

Coast Road, Kelling NR25 7EG

Just four miles from Holt, The Pheasant in Kelling is the perfect place for Sunday lunch. Whether it be a four generation get together for Sunday lunch, a birthday celebration or lunch for two, they would be delighted to welcome you.

Menus reflect the seasons and being situated on the North Norfolk coast there is an abundance of the finest local produce, including game dishes from the Kelling Estate.

Sunday lunch is served from midday to 2.30pm in either the orangery, which has a more relaxed feel or in the main restaurant.

2 courses £20 or 3 courses for £26

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The Pheasant Hotel, Holt (photo: Rodney Smith)The Pheasant Hotel, Holt (photo: Rodney Smith)

The Bird in Hand

Church Road, Wreningham, Norwich NR16 1BJ

Situated in the heart of the beautiful South Norfolk countryside, the Bird in Hand is a family-run freehouse and restaurant with the atmosphere of a traditional British pub and offering quality food and drink in comfortable surroundings. They offer up-to-date menus and drink selections including up to six cask ales from local and national breweries and have a large parking area, indoor and outdoor seating areas, two restaurants, bar area and above all, a friendly atmosphere. The talented team in the kitchen always aim to deliver fresh, varied and irresistible dishes with extensive lunch and evening menus and daily specials. The renowned Sunday lunches always include three different meat choices as well as a vegetarian option and are served with freshly prepared vegetables, delicious homemade gravy and an enormous Yorkie! Pay a visit soon for a friendly welcome from the team and delicious food every day of the week.

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