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. The Yard
Pride Park Stadium, Derby DE24 8XL
The Yard is possibly not the first place you think of when you want a tip-top Sunday Roast but we’ve been there, tried it and definitely would’ve had the T-shirt had it been on offer (please note the T-shirts don’t exist). We wrote a review on it, check it out here. The meal came out well presented with a generous portion of beef, succulent and cooked perfectly. The large Yorkshire pudding was crunchy and the gravy was thick and tasty, so much so we asked for extra of which they kindly obliged and as the key ingredient, it’s important to get it right. The veg came with radish and asparagus which was an interesting choice but went well, and of course there was some lovely stuffing.
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. 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.
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