When you’ve been for a brisk countryside walk on a Sunday, few things feel more rewarding than tucking into a hearty roast to refuel.
One thing that definitely is better is a Sunday roast cooked by someone else, that you don’t have to do the washing up after.
Shropshire is lucky to have plenty of cosy, welcoming pubs and restaurants that will happily turn great local produce into the Sunday dinner of dreams.
To help you choose which one to visit, we’re taking a look at reviews from Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google to find some establishments that turn out show-stopping roasts every week.
Here’s what we found:
Clays of Broseley
67 High Street, Broseley, Telford, TF12 5EX
A two-course Sunday lunch will set you back around £23 at Clays of Broseley. If you fancy a full three courses, it’s more like £28.
They cook with local produce, so expect things like roast Middle White pork loin with leek and herb stuffing, Bramley apple sauce and cider gravy.
It comes with fresh seasonal vegetables too.
One reviewer took to Tripadvisor to say: ” Lovely Sunday lunch for Mother’s Day. My daughter has had the mushroom Wellington twice now and absolutely loves it.
“All dishes were lovely, the chicken liver parfait is a particular favourite. Desserts are a real luxury.”
Latimer’s of Shifnal
4 Market Place, Shifnal, TF11 9AZ
At Latimer’s of Shifnal, you can get two courses for £17.95, or three for £22.95.
Among the options are pan-roasted chump of lamb with red wine and mint gravy, roast topside of matured beef with chef’s homemade Yorkshire pudding and more.
The meats (and vegetarian option) come with potatoes, fresh veg and home made gravy.
A reviewer wrote on Tripadvisor: “Another fantastic Sunday lunch takeaway, especially when it comes to the lamb which was amazing and beautiful with all the trimmings.
“Highly recommended as always.”
Pheasant at Neenton
Pheasant Inn Neenton, Bridgnorth, WV16 6RJ
The Pheasant at Neenton also offers two courses for £17.95 or three for £21.95.
They offer sharing meat platters – including 28 day aged Bridgnorth beef, half roasted chicken, and eight hour roasted pork belly.
All platters come with dripping coated roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus and cauliflower cheese as well as veg.
One reviewer giving it top marks wrote on Tripadvisor: “Absolutely fabulous Sunday lunch, can’t wait to come back and try the other menus. Food was beautifully presented, prepared and served.
“Waitress staff were professional and courteous there when you needed them.”
The Yockleton Arms
Stoney Stretton, Shrewsbury, SY5 9PG
The Yockleton Arms charge around £12 for two courses and they serve meats including roast pork, roast beef, turkey and veggie options too.
They serve their meats with seasonal veg, cauliflower cheese and gravy.
One Tripadvisor reviewer wrote: “We visited the pub with friends for Sunday lunch. What a fantastic experience it was!
“The Sunday lunch menu was both varied but appropriately traditional.”
They added: “The food was tasty,plentiful and clearly presented with love. It was clear that chef loved his or her job and wanted to give the customer a proper Sunday lunch experience.”
The Baron at Bucknell
Chapel Lawn Road, Bucknell, SY7 0AH
Sunday lunch at the Baron at Bucknell will set you back around £16 for a main.
They include dishes such as roast beef with all the trimmings and free range chicken breast with sides like honey roast parsnips.
There are many good reviews of The Baron online. One diner wrote: “Lovely warm welcome by cheerful friendly staff, beautiful dining room looking over the beer garden and hills in the distance.
“Good size car park, excellent roast beef lunch with sticky toffee pud to follow. It’s well worth a visit!”
Main Road, Norton in Hales, Market Drayton, TF9 4AT
The Hinds Head serves three different roast meats each week and it caters for veggies too.
Lunch is priced from just £11.50 per person which you can’t grumble at, but they do warn that it gets busy – you’re best to book if you fancy trying it out!
One reviewer wrote on Tripadvisor: “We have eaten here on several occasions, this being our second Sunday lunch. Arrived on spec and were accommodated after only a very short wait.
“The food is freshly prepared, so expect to wait for it, but this also means you don’t feel rushed. There are the usual traditional dishes but also some more imaginative ones and vegetarians are well catered for.”
Main Road, Shrewsbury, SY5 7JD
Sunday specials at Dorrington’s Horseshoes include roasted loin of pork, chef’s duo of roasts and grass fed lamb shank, all served with fresh veg and trimmings.
Roast Shropshire farm beef will set you back around £12.45 including Yorkies and sides, but you can get the pork for £10.95, which seems like a pretty good price considering the food is locally sourced.
The flavours, reviewers say, are even better. One wrote: “Two of us stopped here for a Sunday lunch and both had a trio of meat – beef, pork and turkey.
“The food was delicious, particularly the roast beef, which you could cut with a spoon it was that tender!”