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Our top six pubs for Sunday Lunch

By Ella Perryman

The country pub Sunday lunch is probably the greatest British culinary tradition. Here are our favourites for locally sourced produce, award-winning Yorkshire puddings, creative vegetarian options, innovative twists and perfectly cooked classics You can view our full Sunday Lunch Collection here.

 

 

 

The Chequers, Oxfordshire

This gorgeous, high-beamed country pub runs a full menu alongside the Sunday roasts. You can order anything from a superb toastie to chicken paillard, but you’d be mad to pass up the fabulous dry-aged beef or the perfectly cooked local pork with crispy crackling.   

Inside, dine in a dramatic, open-plan interior of low beams, stone walls, roaring wood-burner and a dart board put to good use. Soaring blue-green rafters and a vast dresser racked with wine bottles create an impression in the dining extension, where a blackboard up high announces the food.

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The White Horse, Lincolnshire

A community plea saved this local and the new team, headed by farmer Mark Richardson, have transformeit into a smart but welcoming inn. Pieces of farm buildings and “horsey tributes” are scattered throughout the décor and the kitchen prides itself on doing great things with wealth of local produce.  

Take advantage of their Sunday Lunch offer, which includes the likes of beef and lamb with all the trimmings. There’s freshly caught salmon too, and a Mediterranean linguine for vegetarians.

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The Pheasant, Berkshire

A regularly changing menu puts creative, seasonal dishes alongside classic roasts in this light-filled, classy pub. There’s a huge gin menu for aperitifs, an equally impressive whisky selection for digestifs and “settle in Sundays” mean a free room if you rack up a bit of a bill or don’t feel up to driving home.   

Sunday roasts are a treat or opt for Cornish cod with clam and mussel ragout, followed by pear and winter berry crumble with vanilla custard. There’s a full vegan menu too, with the likes of miso-marinated aubergine with roast squash.

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The Inn at Loch Tummel, Perth & Kinross

This lovingly restored pub sprinkles some local flavour among the classics, with haggis Scotch eggs and mussels as well as traditional roasts. Everything is impeccably sourced, with herbs and fruit from the garden, and all vegetarian options are also vegan, so everyone can find something they love. 

Come for warm welcomes, roaring fires and stunning countryside walks in the surrounding area. You can bring your four-legged-friend too!

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The Star Inn at Sancton, Yorkshire

You’d expect at least one Yorkshire pub to feature in our favourite Sunday lunches and with chef Ben being crowned Yorkshire Pudding Champion two years running, this was an easy choice. The former Saxon coaching inn serves incredible food using produce from their allotment and orchard.

Try Yorkshire pudding with confit oxtail and onion gravy or Anna’s Happy Trotter belly pork, braised kale and bacon with black pudding and Harrogate Blue bonbon and cyder reduction.

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The Cornish Arms, Cornwall

A Sunday menu that showcases so much of Cornwall’s local produce you’ll have a hard time choosing. Maple-glazed pork belly, saddleback loin, duck, sirloin and brisket or a host of other dishes, all served with a solid emphasis on “food over fuss”.

Inside is a lively, unpretentious atmosphere. Eat in the gleaming dining room or outdoors in the beer garden when the weather holds.  

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More inspiration…

Sunday Lunch Collection

Sunday Lunch Collection

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