The 10 Best Sunday Roasts & Carveries in Derbyshire

The best Sunday Roasts in Derbyshire just for you.

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Derbyshire has some wonderful pubs, bars and restaurants, so it can be hard to decide where to go and eat on a Sunday.

We're going to make it a little bit easier for you by narrowing down the top 10 places in Derbyshire to delve into a beautiful Sunday Roast.

Note: We would advise booking to guarantee a table as Sundays can be incredibly busy times.

1. Kedleston Country House

The Kedleston Country House, Kedleston Road, Quarndon, Derby, UK

A family home set in the historic Kedleston Estate in Derbyshire, this stunning Georgian house is quintessentially English with rolling countryside views. Offering a dedicated Sunday menu with roast favourites, such as beef or pork loin, it’s a must-try for anyone who loves a tasty Sunday dinner within a country setting.

Read more about the Kedleston Country House.

2. Bear at Alderwasley

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2RD

When we asked our followers what the best Sunday Roast in Derbyshire was, the Bear was repeatedly mentioned so it seemed a appropriate to include it in our guide.

With amazing views, a rustic cottagey interior and a tasty Sunday Roast as well as other traditional pub food items, the Bear is certainly worth the trip.

3. The Queens Head

131 Alfreton Rd, Little Eaton, Derby DE21 5DF

Located in Little Eaton, about 10 minutes outside Derby City Centre, The Queens Head boasts excellent reviews. Their Sunday lunch menu runs from 12-6pm and includes the wonderful, traditional Sunday roast – there are also other options if one of your party doesn’t fancy a roast.

Read more about The Queens Head.

4. The Old Bell

51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ

The Old Bell is another gem located in the heart of Derby City Centre on Sadler Gate. In a recently refurbished Tudor building, its Sunday menu is served between 12-4pm and offers delicious food. With locally sourced rib of beef and roasted pork belly, served with seasonal vegetables and a good old yorkie pud (my inner Yorkshire coming out now), it’s hard to leave this one off the list. There is also a vegetarian option of a Mushroom and Stilton Pie. Worth a look.

Read more about The Old Bell.

5. Exeter Arms

Exeter Pl, Derby DE1 2EU

The Exeter Arms has been named the ‘Food & Drink Pub of the Year’ quite a few times so this one is a must visit. Their Sunday menu changes weekly (Excluding the roast beef dinner), so the menu isn’t available online.

However, awards put this place above many. Priced around £13, the menu is not the cheapest option but you are getting good value for money.

Read more about the Exeter Arms.

6. Farmhouse at Mackworth

60 Ashbourne Rd, Mackworth, Derby DE22 4LY

Set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, and only 5 minutes drive out of Derby city centre, the Farmhouse at Mackworth is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The Sunday Lunch menu has typical favourites such as stuffed belly of pork, chicken wrapped in bacon and beef. The Farmhouse also serves the best parsnip I have ever tasted. Certainly one to try, and definitely one of my favourite places for a Sunday lunch in Derby.

Discover Farmhouse at Mackworth.

7. The Harrington Arms

4 Grove Cl, Thulston, Derby DE72 3EY

The Harrington Arms is located just outside Derby City Centre in Thulston and offers a great Sunday lunch menu which includes the brilliant traditional Sunday roast meats, vegetarian options and children portions. It works on a 1,2 and 3 course basis, priced from £12.95 for 1, £13.95 for 2 and £14.95 for 3. Reviews put this above many and is definitely one to consider.

8. Coopers Arms

Weston Hall, The Green, Weston on Trent, Derbyshire, DE72 2BJ

The Coopers Arms in Weston on Trent has been serving delicious Sunday Roasts and Carveries for over 30 years so if anyone knows how to make an amazing Sunday meal it's the Coopers. Set in the rolling south Derbyshire countryside providing the backdop to its own fishing lake, there's plenty of choice on the roast menu.

Featuring a wide selection of beef, pork, ham (or all 3), chicken, lamb shank or nut loaf, each served with your choice of roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding, honey & orange carrots, cheesy leeks, creamed potato, petit pois, aavoy cabbage & roast gravy.

9. Roosters Bar & Restaurant

Main Rd, Morley DE7 6DG

Serving 10am-9pm, Roosters Bar & Restaurant boasts many fantastic online reviews about its great traditional Sunday roasts and value for money. One review states that for a group of four, they spent less than £50, which is incredible value for money when compared to other places. Great food on offer and one to check if you don’t want to spend a fortune.

10. The White Swan

Shepherd St, Littleover, Derby DE23 6GA

Finally, The White Swan in Littleover – a little outside Derby City Centre. Served from 12-4pm, the carvery is priced at £7.25 and the available meats are beef, pork and turkey (Turkey for me is a Christmas only meat). Smaller portions and vegetarian options are priced at £4.95, which is incredibly good value for money! The White Swan boasts excellent online reviews too.

Where’s your favourite Roast in Derbyshire?


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