Derbyshire has some wonderful pubs, bars and restaurants so it can be hard to decide where to go and eat. I’m 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. In no particular order…Let’s get started! (Note: I would advise booking to guarantee a table as Sundays can be incredibly busy times!)

1. 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 parsnipw I have ever tasted. Certainly one to try, and definitely one of my favourite places for a Sunday lunch in Derby.

2. Masa Restaurant

The Old Chapel, Brook St, Derby DE1 3PF

Not the most traditional of Sunday Roast’s but with raving reviews all over the internet, and rated #3 restaurant in Derby on TripAdvisor, it’s hard to ignore. Masa has a set Sunday lunch menu at £24.00 per person – a little steep in my opinion but definitely one to look at for celebrations or a memorable Sunday lunch.

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.

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. The menu is all priced under £10 and reviews all state how excellent the food and service is. Worth a look.

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.

6. The Greyhound Pub

75-76 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1FN

The Greyhound Pub is another great place to dine on Friar Gate (Let’s just say if none of these recommendations take your fancy, just take a stroll down Friar Gate and you’ll find something).

7. Navigation Inn

London Road, Shardlow DE72 2H

Located about 20 minutes away from Derby City Centre, The Navigation Inn Sunday Carvery has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. I can’t give you any menu options as the Navigation Inn changes its selection of meats but I can almost guarantee that they’ll regularly include the traditional three. Carvery prices range between £7.50 and £9.99, each offering a selection of other meats or double (or even triple!) your favourite.

8. 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.

9. Roosters Bar & Restaurant

Main Rd, Morley DE7 6DG

Serving 10am-9pm (Phew! – Long shift for those working!), 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?

Posted by: Thomas Fort on July 24, 2016