Sure, fish and chips might be the more widely opted-for option when visiting the Yorkshire coast, but sometimes, all we need is a bit of meat and two veg swamped with tasty, thick gravy. Heading to some of our region’s best seaside resorts this summer? We’ve rounded up the best Sunday roasts on the Yorkshire coast to enjoy all year round.
1. The Bryherstones Country Inn, Scarborough
Just a short drive away from the peaceful Cloughton and Hayburn Wyke, The Bryherstones Inn is as cosy as can be, providing a traditional pub setting for guests to enjoy. Check out the stunning waterfall on Hayburn Wyke‘s beach, before chowing down on a traditional Sunday lunch made with mature roast beef, lamb or pork – all served with whopping Yorkie puds, roasties, veggies, and plenty of rich gravy. The Bryherstones Country Inn, Newlands Rd, Cloughton Newlands, Scarborough, YO13 0AR.
2. The Copper House, Seamer
A gorgeous, modern venue just a short drive away from Cayton Bay, The Copper House is the perfect place to dine whatever the occasion – with a stunning Yorkshire-themed menu on offer.
On Sundays, guests can fill up on topside of roast beef, pork, chicken, mixed meats and plenty of gravy, all while immersed in stunning, theatrical-themed decor. The Copper House, Main St, Seamer, Scarborough, YO12 4PS.
3. The Bridge Inn, Whitby
Situated by the lovely River Esk just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of Whitby is The Bridge Inn, a warming traditional pub serving lovely, homemade grub. Boasting a traditional theme through and through, expect fluffy Yorkshire puddings with all the trimmings, alongside a great selection of meats. The Bridge Inn, High St, Ruswarp, Whitby, YO21 1NJ.
4. White Horse & Griffin, Whitby
Probably the most photographed pub in the entirety of Whitby, the White Horse & Griffin doesn’t just make for a pretty backdrop, but also a great place to grab a roast after a day exploring historic Whitby.
The menu includes proper North Yorkshire beef, halibut and halloumi – all served with homemade Yorkshire puddings, honey roasted carrots and parsnips, seasonal veggies, and, of course, crispy roast potatoes. White Horse & Griffin, 87 Church St, Whitby, YO22 4BH.
5. The Farrier, Cayton
The Farrier, Cayton is absolutely stunning from the outside-in, boasting country charm by the bag load. Outside, guests will find a lovely al fresco drinking and dining area, before being greeted by homely, charming decor inside.
Every dish is perfectly presented with a fine dining finish, with the likes of Yorkshire beef, turkey crown, lamb rump and pork sausages on the menu every Sunday. Each roast is served up with roast pan gravy, veggies, roasties and Yorkshire pudding, with a lovely menu of cocktails also available to wash it all down with. The Farrier, 89 Main St, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3RP.
6. The Star Inn The Harbour, Whitby
A special venue thoroughly inspired by Whitby, The Star Inn The Harbour is the coastal arm of the Michelin Star awarded The Star Inn at Harome, oozing North Yorkshire charm with a nautical edge.
Boasting beautiful harbour views, the restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy some proper Yorkshire grub after a potter around Whitby, with locally sourced beef, proper Yorkie puds, tasty, rich gravy and seasonal veggies up for grabs. The Star Inn The Harbour, Langborne Rd, Whitby, YO21 1YN.
7. The Seabirds Inn, Flamborough
Situated in lovely Flamborough, not too far from the famous Drinking Dinosaur, The Seabirds Inn offers a cosy place to kick back after a day on the coast, serving classic pub fare as well as your typical Sunday faves.
Enjoy a selection of pork, turkey crown, beef or lamb, with Yorkshire puddings, roasties, seasonal veggies and what they describe as ‘real’ gravy – which, may we add, is lovely, thick and rich. The Seabirds Inn, 14 Tower St, Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1PD.
8. Virgo’s, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Adventuring around Saltburn’s fantastic Victorian seaside resort this summer? Stop by the casual-yet-lovely Virgo’s, where guests can tuck into a classic roast made up of roast beef, pork or turkey.
Each plate is filled up with seasonal veggies, potatoes, Yorkshire puds and plenty of gravy, with the venue ideally located for exploring all that Saltburn-by-the-Sea has to offer. Virgo’s Bisto, 7 Dundas St E, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1AH.