Posted by Samantha Hicks on 09 Mar 2019

Ahhhh, Sunday roast, the quintessential british grub, I love them as it’s one of the only days of the week my busy family gets to sit down and eat together. Whichever your favourite is – beef, pork, chicken, lamb or nut roast – they all become united as one with roast potatoes, veg and gravy!

Aware of just how many pans are used in preparing and cooking a roast (sigh!!!) I have put together a selection of some of the local establishments who will do the hard work for you, ensuring you can relax after you’ve eaten rather than clear up the after dinner mess.

In no particular order here goes:

1. The Cricketers Inn, Stamford Green Epsom

A brisk walk through the woods of Epsom common could be followed by a visit to this pub overlooking a pond which offers a bonus of free top-ups of yorkies, roast potatoes and gravy with their Sunday roast menu. Dog friendly with a roaring open fire and board games for the family, it’s a home from home!

2. The Grumpy Mole, Dorking Road, Tadworth

Renowned for it’s high quality food this popular haunt gets busy and is therefore worth booking in advance -a warm and cosy atmosphere makes this a welcoming place for families and couples alike.

3. The Spring Tavern, London Road, Ewell

A recent refurbishment (find out more about that here) makes this village gastropub a strong contender – their extensive wine list has something to suit every taste should you fancy a glass of something to wash down your roast beef!

4. The Star, Kingston Road, Leatherhead

Multi-award winning, not the cheapest option on our list, but plenty of parking and a small kids play area make this an ideal choice for families. It is worth noting that you can purchase a 33% discount card for a one off admin fee.

5. The Jolly Coopers, Wheelers Lane, Epsom

One of Epsom’s oldest pubs and nestled just off the common the management tell us that all ingredients are freshly prepared and locally sourced as much as possible, interestingly they also offer  a tapas option alongside their traditional Sunday roasts.

6. The Toby Carvery, Old Malden Lane, Worcester Park

If a no frills budget roast is what you’re after then this is your place! Served up buffet style you can go up for roast potatoes and veg as many times as you like, they also do bottomless soft drinks and are very child friendly. Often there are discount vouchers online.

7. Rubbing House, Langley Vale Road, Epsom Downs

With stunning views of the downs this Victorian building retains many of the original features including a balcony and outside seating perfect for watching the races! A great place for a Sunday Roast however please note no dogs allowed.

8. The Kingswood Arms, Waterhouse Ln, Banstead, Kingswood

This friendly pub is a perfect venue for a family Sunday roast with a choice of sitting in the conservatory or in the enclosed garden making it attractive for families in the summer months.

9. The Olive Tree (Ashtead Park Garden Centre) Pleasure Pit Road, Ashtead

Light and airy restaurant within a garden centre – work up an appetite by having a browse of the gift shop and extensive plant selection and then settle down for a roast between 12-3.30.

10. Brewers Fayre Haywain, St Margarets Drive, Epsom

Relaxed atmosphere at this chain pub which offers a classic Sunday carvery, buffet style. Fun fact, it used to be a convent in the 19th century!

Enjoy your roast wherever you go!

Sam xx

Samantha Hicks
Samantha Hicks is an Epsom based writer and mum of two who has contributed to a number of online publications and also managed several social media pages for local information Facebook pages. She can be found at various soft plays and toddler groups in the area and is constantly on the lookout for new activities to keep her small people entertained!

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