10 Best Sunday Roast In Kent, England

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What better way to experience the scenic English countryside than by lunching at a quaint old British inn that serves delicious food, made from fresh local produce. The county of Kent lies in the southeastern part of England and Maidstone is the most important town in this county. You can enjoy a scrumptious Sunday roast at a slew of gastropubs in the city of Canterbury, Ashford and Maidstone when exploring Kent. A traditional Sunday roast is essentially a meal that is served only on Sunday, thus the name. This main meal usually consists of roasted meat, which is accompanied by mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh vegetables, gravy, roasted potato, and sauce. The meat can be turkey, beef, lamb, or pork. Often roasted parsnips, carrots, and cauliflower and cheese accompany this hearty and popular British meal. A Sunday roast is usually served at noon until evening and is a great way to spend the day with your family over a tasty meal. Here’s a look at the top places where you can indulge in some of the best Sunday roast in Kent, UK.

1. The Moody Mare

Enjoy a hearty Sunday roast at the Moody Mare, an erstwhile farmhouse, which has a charming atmosphere. This 18th-century English pub is tucked away near the Mereworth Woods and you can enjoy a typical British meal here with some drinks. It has oak tables and flooring, which adds to its charm.

The Sunday roast is served from noon until 5 pm and is a three-course meal, served with seasonal veggies, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. You can chose from a roast sirloin of beef or roast turkey, which costs 12.95 GBP (USD 17.35). Vegetarians need not fret, as they can indulge in the weekly vegetarian roast option, which costs 11.95 GBP (USD 16). You can down your meal with a beer, served right from the cask! The Moody Mare also serves a children’s roast in addition.

The Moody Mare

Address:501 Seven Mile Ln, Maidstone ME18 5QY, United Kingdom

Website: The Moody Mare

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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2. The Bo-Peep

Posted by The Bo Peep on Thursday, 2 February 2017

This cozy pub looks right out of a novel and, at first glance, you would mistake it for a cottage. This pub and restaurant is housed inside a 16th-century building that has a lovely fireplace, as well as a garden. You get spectacular views of the English countryside from inside the pub, which serves some contemporary dishes.

You can indulge in some cask ales as you dig into their scrumptious Sunday roast, which is served from 12 pm to 5 pm. Relish their roast topside beef, which is paired with seasonal veggies, melt-in-your-mouth, crunchy roast potatoes and traditional Yorkshire pudding.

The Bo-Peep

Address:Hewitts Rd, Orpington, Kent BR6 7QL, United Kingdom

Website: The Bo-Peep

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm

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3. The Kings Head

Posted by The Kings Head Wye on Monday, 11 March 2013

The Kings Head bar and restaurant has plenty of character and is tucked away in a quiet corner in the village of Wye in Kent. It is close to the North Downs Area and has a warm and welcoming vibe. The award-winning joint serves a fantastic Sunday roast, with their roast turkey as most popular with locals and travelers alike. You can opt for the mixed roast, which is 20 GBP (USD 26.65), or choose either the turkey, lamb or beef. This is served with carrots, swede mash, roast potatoes, seasonal veggies, buttered seasonal greens, red wine gravy and Yorkshire pudding.

The Kings Head

Address:Church St, Wye, Ashford TN25 5BN, United Kingdom

Website: The Kings Head

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 8am - 10pm; Thu - Sat: 8am - 11pm

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4. Mu Mu

This popular eatery is in Maidstone, Kent, and also serves up a mean Sunday roast to tantalize your taste buds. The joint has a fabulous atmosphere and is perfect for fine dining or a romantic lunch date. The eatery has one of the best Sunday roasts around and you are spoiled for choice. The roasts are served with creamed mash potato, seasonal root and green vegetables, Maris Piper roasted potatoes, cauliflower cheese, roast meat gravy and Yorkshire pudding.

You can enjoy the Sunday roast from noon till they run out! Choose from the whole roast chicken platter for two, the southern gold premium leg of lamb or the Indecisive. Even vegetarians can enjoy a traditional nut roast, which is served with veg gravy and other trimmings.

Mu Mu

Address:108-110 Week St, Maidstone ME14 1RH, United Kingdom

Website: Mu Mu

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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5. The Duck

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Posted by The Duck, Pett Bottom on Wednesday, 6 November 2019

This charming pub and restaurant in Kent serves one of the best Sunday roasts. This pet-friendly eatery was an erstwhile farm cottage and is famous for being the spot where Ian Fleming, the writer of the James Bond novels, wrote You Only Live Twice. Relish the pork, chicken, or roast beef here which are served with seasonal veggies, Yorkshire Pudding, and roast potatoes. This country pub also has a lovely garden in which you can enjoy some cask ale in the sunshine!

The Duck

Address:Pett Bottom Rd, Canterbury CT4 5PB, United Kingdom

Website: The Duck

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am – 11pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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6. The Dog at Wingham

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Posted by The Dog at Wingham on Sunday, 29 September 2019

This typical English pub used to be a monastery and boasts flagstone floors and wood paneling. It retains its original leaded windows and has a patio garden. The Dog at Wingham is famed for its Sunday roast which is served with parsnips, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, hispi cabbage, carrots, and Yorkshire pudding. You can choose from the roast beef sirloin, roast pork belly, or the roast chicken supreme. Enjoy a lazy Sunday lunch here as you down your meal with some beer at one of the best gastropubs in England.

The Dog at Wingham

Address:Canterbury Road, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1BB, United Kingdomm

Website: The Dog at Wingham

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 11pm; Sun: 8am - 9pm

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7. Parrot

Posted by The Parrot on Friday, 23 August 2019

The Parrot is a charming pub in Canterbury, Kent, that is housed inside what used to be a 14th-century hostelry. The joint retains its original oak beams and is sought out for its exceptional Sunday roast and ales. You can pick from different traditional roasts – the roast beef, roast turkey, roast pork, roast chicken, or the roast lamb. Vegetarians can try the chestnut mushroom ragu or the mushroom and pistachio nut roast. These options are all served with potatoes, seasonal veggies, and traditional accompaniments.

There is also a roast chicken sharing board, which is a platter that is served with fresh veggies, roast parsnips, gravy, roasted potatoes, stuffing, and Yorkshire pudding.


Address:1-9 Church Ln, St Radigunds St, Canterbury CT1 2AG, United Kingdom

Website: Parrot

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

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8. The Three Chimneys

Posted by The Three Chimneys on Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Three Chimneys is as traditional as a British pub in Kent can get. It has plenty of character and the charming interior with oak beams adds to the atmosphere. The Sunday roast is served from noon to 9 pm. You can enjoy a delicious traditional meal made from fresh local produce with ale, wine, and spirits at this wonderful joint.

The Three Chimneys

Address:Hareplain Rd, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8LW, United Kingdom

Website: The Three Chimneys

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm

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9. The Horseshoes

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This quaint pub and restaurant is a popular pick for a Sunday roast with tourists and locals. The joint boasts chic decor and even has a beer garden. You can down some cask ale as you soak in the scenic views of East Farleigh. The brick interior and wooden flooring lends a warmth to the eatery and adds to its cozy atmosphere.

Enjoy the scrumptious Sunday roasts where the meat options are served with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal greens, smoked beef drippings, roasted potatoes, bottomless gravy, and roasted root vegetables. You can choose from a variety of options like the trio of roasts, roast pork loin, roast chicken, roast lamb, and roast rib of beef. Vegetarians can opt for the fig and dolcelatte nut roast, which is served with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veggies, roasted potatoes, and honey-roasted apple and onion gravy. The meals start from 12.95 GBP (USD 17.26).

The Horseshoes

Address:Dean St, East Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PR, United Kingdom

Website: The Horseshoes

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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10. The Farriers Arms

Posted by Farriers Arms on Saturday, 22 June 2019

This community-owned inn (owned by the village) is set in the picturesque Kent countryside and offers a delicious spread. It even has a microbrewery! The pub serves hand-crafted ales and is a great spot to enjoy delicious food. It has a cozy feel and overlooks a meadow. Enjoy the views of the massive riverside garden as you enjoy your Sunday roast at a 400-year-old pub.

The Farriers Arms has adult, children’s, and vegetarian Sunday roast offerings, making it the perfect spot for a hearty Sunday lunch! The adult Sunday roast has roast pork, roast chicken, roast lamb, and topside of beef options. Vegetarians can try the nut and seed Sunday roast, whereas kids between three to nine years can enjoy the children’s Sunday roast. The roasts are available on Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm and they are served with seasonal veggies, Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, and a rich roast gravy.

The Farriers Arms

Address:The Forstal, Ashford TN25 6NU, United Kingdom/

Website: The Farriers Arms

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am

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Enjoy a delicious Sunday Roast as you explore Kent

Travelers who are excited to explore the English countryside and traverse through the county of Kent will enjoy indulging in the local food. Gastronomes must try a traditional British Sunday roast and down it with some cask ale.

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