The best Sunday roasts in Salisbury

There is nothing better than a relaxing Sunday Roast cooked by someone else. Especially because there's no washing up to do!

Salisbury has a myriad of traditional pubs, some dating back hundreds of years, that offer tasty choices in historic yet modern surroundings. Whether you want beef and all the trimmings or a vegan alternative there is something to keep everyone happy.

Why not spend the day exploring the city, do a bit of shopping or take the kids to one of the many excellent parks, then top it off with a visit to one of our top ten destinations for Sunday lunch:

The Refectory at Salisbury Cathedral

A perfect place to combine two Salisbury favourites: the majestic Cathedral and Sunday lunch! Take a relaxing stop at The Refectory where you can marvel at the tallest cathedral spire in the country through the modern glass roof of the restaurant! Traditional Roasts are served here every Sunday all year round.

The New Inn, New Street

You can lose yourself in the past, and your Sunday Roast, at this 12th century pub. In the winter warm yourself by the fire, or take it outside for a sunny summer Sunday afternoon treat. And, if you’re feeling too full to move after your meal why not stay over in one of their B&B rooms.

The Haunch of Venison, Minster Street

One of the oldest pubs in Salisbury, this option oozes character. The pub has been listed on CAMRA's National Inventory for its historic interior and recommended by the Good Pub Guide for 28 years. There is a bar downstairs but head upstairs to the restaurant for your Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Don't forget to check out the mummified hand whilst you're there. 

The Chapter House, St Johns Street

With a cosy restaurant and friendly pub, The Chapter House offers a range of Sunday Roasts until 5pm – or when “it’s all eaten”! From a medium rare rump of beef, Devizes’ pork, corn fed chicken and kids options there are plenty of tasty options.

The Ox Row Inn, Butcher Row

Sit out in the sun surrounded by the beautiful historic Salisbury Market Place, or take respite inside by the fire. The kitchen team pride themselves on their use of seasonal, local produce with their Sunday menu including dry-aged sirloin of Owton's beef and roasted field mushroom & nut roast.

The Pheasant Inn, Salt Lane

A tradition pub that’s dog friendly with a beer garden to sit outside to mull away the hours. A wide range of Sunday offerings to suit all tastes; from roasted rump of lamb and a trio or award-winning Cumberland sausages to homemade vegan nut roast.

The Old Ale & Coffee House, Crane Street

At this gastro pub they “spend a long time sourcing our ingredients to deliver the best possible fresh pub food.” And, if you don’t want to eat inside they have a beautiful beer garden and quirky beach huts outside.

The Wig and Quill, New Street

Sunday Roasts are their specialty here at The Wig and Quill with all the produce they use locally sourced. Sit on their terraced garden or by an open fire for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

George and Dragon, Castle Street

At the George and Dragon they believe “delivering only the finest service to our customers starts and ends with our constant desire to exceed expectations” and that includes a comprehensive Sunday menu that covers beef, pork and a vegetarian roast. Sunday food is served midday to 5pm.

Qudos, Castle Street

Sunday Carvery at Qudos is served midday to 3pm each week. You can pay once for unlimited visits to top up on their three roast meats, homemade Yorkshire puddings and stuffing, pigs in blankets and seasonal veg. Kids under 5 eat free. Qudos aim to source all their produce locally. 


Traditional Sunday roasts are a favourite in Salisbury so we recommend checking availability and booking your table in advance to avoid disappointment. 

If roast dinner isn’t your thing though, Salisbury is brimming with feastable food options from cafes to fine-dining and takeaways. Discover more here.

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