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Where to eat Sunday roast in Devon

From fluffy Yorkshire puddings to succulent pig-in-blankets, buttery greens and perfectly roasted potatoes; nothing quite beats the quintessential British roast. We headed over to Instagram to ask our readers for their recommendations for the best place to enjoy a Sunday roast in Devon. Here’s what they had to say:

Rumour Wine Bar

Where: Rumour, 30 High St, Totnes TQ9 5RY

What makes the roast so great? Rumour is a popular haunt for Totnes locals and it’s easy to see why with their mammoth sized portions and their flavoursome meat cooked in a Bertha charcoal oven.

Book Online01803 864682 / rumourtotnes.com

Click here to read our full review of Rumour.

The Pig & Whistle

Where? Newton Road, Littlehempston, Totnes TQ9 6LT

What makes the roast so great? They source the best local produce from land to sea, including meat from a local award winning butchers, Exmouth mussels, Brixham crab and Berry Pomeroy game from the local shoot.

Book Online www.thepigandwhistleinn.co.uk/ 01803 863733

Hamiltons Club

Where? 63 Babbacombe Downs Rd,Torquay TQ1 3L

What makes the roast so great? The Yorkshire puddings are huge, the atmosphere is laidback and nearby Babbacombe Beach is an ideal location for walking it all off afterward!

Book online: www.hamiltonsclub.com/ 01803 316300

Click here to read our full review of The Hamiltons Club

The Carpenters Arms

Where?  Old Town Hill, Ilsington, Newton Abbot TQ13 9RG

What makes the roast so great? There’s a friendly atmosphere that stays true to their traditional pub roots, while the quality of the food remains extremely high. Your four legged friends are welcome too.

Book Online www.carpentersilsington.co.uk01364 661629

Beyond Escapes

Where? Higher Blagdon Lane, Blagdon Rd, Paignton TQ3 3YG

What makes the roast so great? Portions are generous and they make a stellar cauliflower cheese!

Book Online beyondescapes.co.uk 0330 127 4300

Read our full Beyond Escapes review here.

Gara Rock Hotel

Where: Gara Rock Hotel, East Portlemouth, Salcombe TQ8 8FA

What makes the roast so great? You can sip on local G&Ts and enjoy your Sunday roast while watching the waves crash against the beautiful South Devon coast below.

Book online: www.gararock.com/eat-drink// 0333 370 0555

Click here to read our full Gara Rock review.

The Bear & Blacksmith

Where? Chillington, Kingsbridge TQ7 2LD

What makes the roast so great? Expect ultra local pub grub served to a very high standard. Owner and chef, Malcolm, is extremely passionate about his produce and knows a thing or two about serving up a traditional roast dinner.

Book online: www.thebearandblacksmith.com/ 01548 581171

Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant

Where? Kitley Estate, Yealmpton, Plymouth PL8 2NW

What makes the roast so great? When you enjoy Sunday lunch at Kitley House’s AA Rosette restaurant you can listen to relaxing music from their resident pianist and jazz trio.

Book online: www.kitleyhousehotel.com / 01752 881555

The Cornish Arms West Devon

Where? 15 West St, Tavistock PL19 8AN         

What makes the roast so great? This charming pub focuses on little fuss, classic food combinations and lots of flavour. Dishes aren’t ‘cheap’ but the atmosphere is lovely.

Book Online www.thecornisharmstavistock.co.uk / 01822 612145

Trill Farm

Where? Pudleylake Rd, Axminster EX13 8TU

What makes the roast so great? Talk about fresh! Every ingredient that makes up Trill Farm’s Sunday lunch is sourced locally and prepared by the talented Chris Onions.

Book Online: www.trillfarm.co.uk / 01297 631113


Where? The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AR

What makes the roast so great? As well as offering an extremely popular roast lunch, Dukes gives guests the option to tuck into a ‘Sunday Roast Door Stop Sardine’ in thickly sliced Vinnicombes bread with chips and gravy.

Book Online: www.dukessidmouth.co.uk / 01395 513320

The Five Bells

Where? Clyst Hydon, Cullompton EX15 2NT

What makes the roast so great? These guys are pretty confident that they offer Devon’s best Sunday roast. The pub has a really cosy atmosphere and serves real ales and Devon ciders to enjoy alongside your food.

Book Online: www.fivebells.uk.com / 01884 277288

Read our full The Five Bells review here.

The Fat Pig, Exeter

Where?  2 John St, Exeter EX1 1BL

What makes the roast so great? Guests can get stuck into a hearty roast and make the most of the very well stocked bar too.

Book online: www.fatpig-exeter.co.uk / 01392 437217

The Oddfellows

Where? 60 New N Rd, Exeter EX4 4EP

What makes the roast so great? You can sip on Bloody Mary’s to start, before choosing from a wide range of different Sunday lunch dishes (including a smaller kids size).

Book Online:  theoddfellowsbar.co.uk / 01392 209050  

The Hourglass

Where? 21 Melbourne St, Exeter EX2 4AU

What makes the roast so great? The Hourglass is all about fuss free, high quality food. Head here on a Sunday and expect to receive a very tasty plate of food with very generous portions.

Book Online: hourglassexeter.co.uk / 01392 258722

The Hare & Hounds, Ottery St Mary

Where? Sidbury, Sidmouth EX10 0QQ

What makes the roast so great? Speaking from our own personal experience, the carvery at Hare & Hounds is top notch. The meat is often cooked to perfection and there’s a fabulous selection of vegetables to chose from.

Book online: hareandhounds-devon.co.uk / 01404 41760

Riverford Field Kitchen

Where? Wash Farm Bungalow, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JU

What makes the roast so great? A typical roast lunch at Riverford Field Kitchen lets the vegetables take centre stage. Be prepared to challenge your preconceptions of what humble veg can taste like!

Book Online:
riverford.co.uk / 01803 762074

The Ring of Bells

Where? Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4JG

What makes the roast so great? Having scooped awards for the quality of their food, you can visit The Ring of Bells with the knowledge that there’s something for everyone on their lovely Sunday menu.

Book online: www.theringofbells.com / 01363 860111

Think we’ve missed somewhere? Leave a comment below and we’ll gladly see if your top picks makes the cut!


Vicki Whitehouse 7th March 2019 - 4:11 pm

The Cadeleigh Arms, Cadeleigh
The best by far.

Lisa Jenkins 7th March 2019 - 6:51 pm

You have got to come and try our Sunday Lunch at the Bearslake Inn, near Okehampton

Gill 7th November 2019 - 4:41 pm

You have to come and try the Black River Inn in Black Torrington. We have recently been shortlisted as one of 15 in the country in the Knorr Great British Sunday Dinner 2019. We think we offer something a little different in our sharer board, and believe in cooking everything here-without a microwave!


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