There is nothing better than being sat near a roaring fire tucking into a beautiful Sunday Roast in the countryside. Supping on a pint of mild, with the buzz of chatter going on around you is something you can only find in the north where we do pubs properly. God’s Own Country has some of the best traditional pubs in the country and we’ve hunted around the Peak District National Park, that also straddles Derbyshire and Staffordshire, to bring you some of the best Yorkshire puds, roastie and succulent meats there is out there. Served with seasonal veggies, you won’t be left wanting.
1. The Maynard, Grindleford
Nestled within the Peak District, this amazing country home serves up a fantastic Sunday Roast that will have you salivating at the mouth. The Maynard appreciates the simple, traditional charms of the countryside. Their roast runs alongside their main menu and consists of a sirloin of beef, loin of pork or roast chicken with duck fat roasted potatoes, hearty Yorkshire puddings and proper rich red wine gravy.
2. The Old Hall Inn, Chinley
The award-winning inn set in the beautiful countryside is a family-fun pub that has a long tradition of innkeeping. Set in the beautiful hills of the Peak District. It’s a bustling pub that serves up local brews and fresh farm ingredients which keep guests returning for more. Their Sunday Roast is a thing to be admired with the beautifl thick gravy, Yorkshire puddings and succulent meats.
3. The Coolstone, Eyam
Found in the idyllic village of Eyam, the Coolstone Bar & Bistro use fresh and locally sourced ingredients to produce a spectacular Sunday Roast and other traditional pub classics. The pub prides itself on an understated but luxurious dining experience that we are sure you’ll enjoy. After you’ve tucked into your Sunday Roast, you can enjoy one of the 70 artisan gins, a range of craft ales and exquisite cocktails in their rustic courtyard.
4. Devonshire Arms, Beeley
This charming country house pub serves us a beautiful Sunday Roast in spectacular surroundings. The AA Rosette five-star food establishment is recognised in the Michelin Guide for its impeccable locally sourced grub. They serve up a range of craft ales, wines and gins in a traditional English pub setting with grand hospitality.
5. The Peacock, Rowsley
Originally a manor house, this boutique hotel in the Peak District is a stone’s throw away from Chatsworth House and offers some of the best gastronomy food in the country. The proud bearers of three AA rosettes voted in the top 10 per cent of restaurants in the country, and their Sunday Roast is no exception. Served with seasonal veg and Yorkshire puds, our favourites on the menu are their roast rib of Derbyshire beef and their roast loin of pork with crackling – which both sound divine.
6. Bank House, Hathersage
Another absolutely amazing Sunday Roast is at the Bank House in Hathersage in the heart of the Peak District. The former bank is now an award-winning bar that serves up a great roast of pork, beef or chicken with seasonal veggies and homemade gravy with some of the finest tipples in Europe – not bad, eh.
7. The Plough Inn, Hathersedge
Enjoy a pint from local Bradfield or Abbeydale Brewery at the plough this summer with your roast. They have a cosy bar with log burners for the winter, or you can enjoy a summer evening out in the courtyard. Their chefs serve up a range of local vegetables with some succulent cuts of meat – perfect for a Sunday with some Yorkshire puds and gravy.
8. Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone
Widely considered one of the best in the Peak District, the historic pub sits just off the Monsal Trail, perfect for some grub after a long walk. It’s been looking after weary travellers for hundreds of years and with its open fires and striking scenery, there is no surprise. All their beef is reared two fields away and comes from Critchlows Farm. You can’t get much more local than that! They serve up real ales to go alongside your Sunday Roast.
9. Cheshire Cheese Inn, Edale
Another piece of Peaks history, this 16th-Century pub offers real home-cooked Sunday Roast with fresh ingredients from down the road. They source their meat from the village butchers and serve it alongside local veggies. It offers open fires and has world-class walks on its doorstep for you to work up an appetite.
10. The Royal Oak at Hurdlow
The Royal Oak is a charming country pub in southern Peaks and is perfect for exploring the area. Their Sunday Roast will fill you up after a hard day walk whether it’s their pork belly, honey roasted ham, or topside of beef. They all come with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Why not take a glance at their award-winning wine list to accompany your roast?
11. The George, Alstonefield
This pub is featured in the Michelin guide and found in the Peaks sources all its ingredients from a 15-mile radius of the pub and has created a relaxed and warm dining experience. Their Sunday Roast menu is diving and includes 60-day-aged Galloway beef, cauliflower cheese, duck fat roasted potatoes, glazed carrot, fine beans or Roast Whitby cod, fishcake, cauliflower purée, asparagus and roast Gloucester Old Spot, cauliflower cheese, duck fat roasted potatoes, glazed carrot, fine beans
Feature Image Credit: The George / The Old Hall Inn