Where to get the best Sunday roast in Suffolk

Last Updated on March 9, 2023

Besides moaning about the weather and respecting the legitimacy of queues, the traditional Sunday roast is perhaps the most English thing next to the Queen. Whether it be beef, chicken, or a vegetarian or vegan option, we’re rather spoiled in Suffolk when it comes to dining out somewhere special for a Sunday roast. When staying at one of our Barns and Barges, our guests have a tremendous number of options to choose between, which is why we’ve taken the time to whittle the list down to five of our favourites.

  1. The Plough & Sail, Snape

No distance at all from our Barges, the Plough & Sail in Snape has earned a commanding reputation when it comes to places to tuck into a Sunday roast in Suffolk. Perfect for those Sundays when you’re looking for something to fill you up after an afternoon out on the water, this establishment is also dog-friendly, making it a particularly good fit for those staying with us.

  1. The Henny Swan, Sudbury

Staying with our water theme, the Henny Swan in Sudbury can be accessed directly from the banks after renting a canoe in Sudbury. After docking up, guests are able to easily get inside to enjoy a range of contemporary pub favourites alongside a traditional Sunday roast. With outdoor seating available from April through to September, anyone taking the two-mile journey across the water to reach the Henny Swan will have no difficulty in parching in their thirst with the large selection of draft beers available on tap. In short, when it comes to eating and drinking in the Suffolk countryside, it doesn’t get much better than this.

  1. The Manger and Stables, Bury St Edmunds

When it comes to choosing somewhere to grab a Sunday roast, it’s important to find somewhere that has ample experience in serving up such an important meal. Having been around since the 15th century, it’s fair to assume that the Manger and Stables in Bury St Edmunds passes such a test. Another dog-friendly pub in Suffolk, this is a great spot for refreshments after enjoying everything that the town has to offer. 

  1. The Anchor, Woodbridge

As proud Woodbridgians, it would be remiss of us not to feature our local. Located in the heart of the town, the Anchor is a beautiful 18th century quayside pub that can be relied on by any of our guests who fancy going out for a bite that doesn’t require them to travel too far from their Cottage with a hot tub.

  1. The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge

Another pub close to our Barns and hearts, the Unruly Pig in Woodbridge provides a wide range of Sunday roast options, from guinea fowl to beef, as well as vegetarian and vegan alternatives. We’re also very partial to their impressive selection of desserts…

To enjoy these restaurants, as well as everything else that Suffolk has to offer, why not book one of our Barns or Barges for rent to truly do it in style? If your appetite is still not satisfactorily whetted, we’d also invite you to take a read of our guides on the best delicatessens, cafes, and veggie and vegan dining options in Suffolk.