The 30 very best Kent pubs for Sunday roast dinners (2024)

You can't beat a good Sunday roast.

Especially when it's so cold and dreary outside, it's often the highlight of the weekend.

But as Sundays are supposed to be a day of rest, what better excuse is there than to have someone cook it for you?

*We couldn't think of a better alternative, either*

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We've compiled a bumper list of places that really hit the spot with their crispy roast potatoes, succulent meats and golden Yorkshire puddings.

So if you're stuck for inspiration, look no further.

The Royal Oak, Capel-le-Ferne

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Where: New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7HY

What? The Royal Oak serves up traditional pub grub at great prices.

Diners say the Sunday roasts on offer are excellent.

One review in particular reads: "This place is a gem. The food was so fresh and tasty! We were sat outside and the ambience was great. Very friendly staff."

The Anchor, Wingham

Where ? High St, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1BJ

What ? The Anchor's Sunday lunch menu gives diners a choice of three starters (prawn co*cktail, soup of the day and farmhouse pate) and a selection of roasted meats, including silverside beef, pork loin, chicken, a three meat medley or a vegetarian option of roasted stuffed red pepper.

All dishes are served with crispy roasties, cauliflower cheese and other seasonal veggies, drizzled, of course, with lashings of gravy.

A changing menu of desserts are also on offer.

How much ? Two courses for £13.50 (+ £3.50 for three meat medley).

£9.50 for kids.

Served between midday and 3pm. To book call 01227 720392.

The Bohemian, Deal

Where ? Beach St, Deal CT14 6HY

What ? A choice of Kentish meats served with roast potatoes, parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, and homemade gravy.

Meats include huge slabs of pork belly, succulent shredded shoulder of lamb, rare beef and free range chicken breast.

One TripAdvisor reviewer said: "Probably the best roast dinner I've had.

"It takes a lot to beat my nan's roast but this place comes close, That's why the I've rated the roast as one of my best. "

How much ? £10.95.

Served between midday and 4pm. To book call 01304 361939.

The Bouverie Tap, Folkestone

Where ? Bouverie Rd W, Folkestone CT20 2SZ

What ? A huge selection of starters mains and desserts are on offer at the Bouverie Tap every Sunday.

The main event though gives diners a choice between roasted free range pork belly, roast lemon and thyme chicken, roast sirloin of beef or a homemade vegetable pie.

How much ? £12 for one course, £16 for two courses, £20 for three courses.

Served between midday and 4.30pm. To book call 01303 255977.

Corner House, Minster

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Where ? Station Rd, Minster, Ramsgate CT12 4BZ

What ? The Sunday menu at the Corner House includes both sharing roast platters as well as indidivual dishes.

Sharing dishes consist of slow braised Romney Marsh lamb shoulder with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a lamb jus and a whole roast chicken with pigs in blankets, bread sauce, seasonal vegetables and a chicken jus.

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Those who want to have their plate to themself can choose between sirloin beef, roast pork belly, wild mushroom tart, crumbed cod and venision and mushroom pudding.

A large range of desserts and starters, changing seasonally, are also available.

How much ? Two courses £20, three courses £24. (£3 supplement per person for sharing platters)

Served between midday and 3.30pm. To book call 01843 823000.

The Leicester Arms, Penshurst

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Where ? High St, Penshurst, Tonbridge TN11 8BT

What ? This beautiful pub tries to keep its menu as seasonal as possible, with an ever changing selection of dishes.

Diners can expect roast sirloin of Sussex beef or a slow roasted loin of pork served with roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips and seasonal greens to be on offer.

If you want to share, a whole roasted free range chicken is on offer.

How much ? Prices vary, to see a price list click here .

Served between midday and 4pm. To book call 01892 871617.

The Ambrette, Margate

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Where ? King St, Margate CT9 1QE

What ? The unique Sunday roast menus at The Ambrette are a treat for the entire family.

The dishes are served on butcher’s boards as sharing roasts where guests enjoy the experience of carving their own mini joints on the table.

Seasonal vegetables are offered with each course for sharing.

For something a little bit different, you can sample their ‘exotic Sunday roast’.

The restaurant is famed for its tasty twists on Asian cooking, so you’re sure to have a unique and experience trying the exotic meats on offer.

How much ? Two courses £21.95, three courses £24.95.

To book call 01843 231504.

King's Head, Wye

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Where ? Church St, Wye, Ashford TN25 5BN

What ? Situated in the pretty historic village of Wye, the King’s Head is well known for its excellent food and hospitality.

Close to the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is ideal if you like to work up an appetite with a walk before lunch.

There are usually three meats, or a mixed roast if you’re undecided, plus vegetarian option, all served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, buttered greens, honey roast root veg, and ale gravy.

How much ? See a price list here .

To book call 01233 812418.

The Sands Hotel, Margate

Where ? Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DH

What ? The airy and contemporary Bay Restaurant enjoys superb views over the beach.

The restaurant's Sunday lunch menu offers a well thought out variety of dishes courtesy of the Head Chef, including locally sourced meat, fresh vegetables, vegetarian options and exquisite desserts.

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How much ? For a price list call the hotel on 01843 228228.

Served between midday and 3pm. To book call 01843 228228.

Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells

Where ? The Common, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BX

What ? A 'famous' carvery with a vast selection of meat and veggies.

One reviewer on TripAdvisor said: "We have enjoyed a few family lunches here.

"The food is all fantastic and excellent service.

"The roast dinners are all very tasty with excellent meat quality. We would highly recommend this pub/restaurant."

How much ? See a price list here .

Served from midday until 8.30pm. To book call 01892 618854.

Three Daws, Gravesend

Where ? Town Pier Square, Gravesend DA11 0BJ

What ? The Three Daws is a friendly and welcoming riverside pub with beautiful views out across the Gravesend Straight of the Thames.

All ingredients on the Sunday roast menu are sourced from local Kent businesses wherever possible. Options include peppered mustard and beed, mint and rosemary lamb, mixed herb roast chicken and a nut roast loaf.

All are served with fluffy yorkies, crispy roast potatoes a selection of seasonal vegetables and a rich gravy.

How much ? £8.95.

To book call 01474 566869.

The Rock Rose, Dover

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Where ? Menzies Rd, Whitfield, Dover CT16 2ES

What ? The Rock Rose in Dover offers a warm welcome to the whole family.

The traditional carvery serves a delicious selection of roast meats daily, with a veggie option too, alongside a varied menu of pub classics and modern dishes.

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How much ? Large plates are £8.75 Monday to Saturday and £9.95 Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Medium plates are £6.75 Monday to Saturday and £8.45 Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Small plates are £4.95 Monday to Saturday and £5.65 Sundays and Bank Holidays.

To book call 01304 820809

The Bull, Wrotham

Where ? Bull Ln, Wrotham, Sevenoaks TN15 7RF

What ? In addition to the normal menu The Bull always serves four options of traditional roast all served with vegetables, homemade gravy, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.

Dishes may change due to season, but pork belly, lamb shoulder, stuffed chicken and rump of beef are often on the menu.

How much ? £18.

To book call 01732 789800.

Queens Inn, Hawkhurst

Where ? Rye Rd, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook TN18 4EY

What ? Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are star of the show on Sundays at this Hawkhurst pub.

One TripAdvisor reviewer said: "Their Sunday lunch is the best I have ever eaten, especially the Yorkshire puddings."

While another added: "We ordered to rib eye roasts, we asked for our meat to be cooked well and it came out just perfect.

"My daughter is very fussy with food being a veggie.

"She ordered the veggie wellington and ate the lot. I was quite shocked."

How much ? Call 01580 754233 for a price list.

To book call 01580 754233.

The Ragged Trousers, Tunbridge Wells

Where ? The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN

What ? The Ragged is a friendly pub situated in the Pantiles, the historic heart of Tunbridge Wells.

Options include roast lamb, beef and pork shoulder all served with Ragged's special "roast tatties", steam veggies and drizzled in tasty gravy.

How much ? £12.50.

Roasts served until 4pm. To book call 01892 542 715.

The Malt Shovel, Dartford

Where ? Darenth Rd, Dartford DA1 1LP

What ? The Malt Shovel's signature Sunday roast is very popular and their reviews have earned them a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor .

All roasts are served with crispy potatoes, yorkie puds, seasonal vegetables and creamy homemade cauliflower cheese.

There are so many choices, from chicken to lamb and there's even a kids roast for those with smaller tummies to fill.

How much ? £10.95 to £11.95. Kids roast £6.

Served from midday to 5pm. To book call 01322 224381.

The Parrot, Canterbury

Where ? Church Lane, St Radigans, Canterbury CT1 2AG

What ? The Parrot is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

Pub dining here is taken very seriously, and the city’s history meets modern British cuisine in its Sunday menu.

There are seven different roasts to choose from - including vegetarian options - and all are served with all the trimmings, of course.

How much ? Call 01227 454170 for a price list.

Served from noon until they are all gone! To book call 01227 454170.

Black Horse, Pembury

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Where ? High St, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4NY

What ? Located on the High Street, this pub serves up a traditional Sunday carvery where customers can pile portions of rare beef, Tim Lears’ local pork, succulent turkey, lamb and baked ham.

A TripAdvisor review said: “Excellent Sunday carvery, one of the best locally - you can pile up your plate as much as you like with several meat choices and plenty of fresh vegetables, roasties and Yorkshire pudding.”

How much ? £16.50. Children under 5 and veggie carvery, £10.

Served midday to 6pm. To book call 01892 822141.

The Wheatsheaf, Bough Beech

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Where ? Hever Rd, Bough Beech, Edenbridge TN8 7NU

What ? Whatever tickles your fancy, the Wheatsheaf on Hever Road is one pub that is sure to leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a roast.

From slow roast rib of beef, to roast saddle of lamb to roast mixed meats for the truly undecided this Grade II listed pub is sure to warm the hearts of many a winter traveller.

How much ? From £15.50.

To book call 01732 700100.

The Tudor Rose, Sittingbourne

Where ? Chestnut Street, Borden, Sittingbourne ME9 8BT

What ? A range of classic British dishes is served all week, with a cracking carvery to look forward to every weekend.

The carvery promises a tempting choice of four roasts – beef, ham, turkey and pork - with all manner of trimmings and fresh, locally sourced, seasonal veg.

How much ? Call 01795 842575 for a price list.

Food served midday to 8pm on Sundays. To book call 01795 842575.

The Flying Dutchman, Queenborough

Where ? High St, Queenborough ME11 5AA

What ? Located on the High Street, this Queenborough pub has glowing reviews on TripAdvisor .

One woman who went with her daughter and young grandson said: "We went to have a carvery not only was the food fantastic, carvery staff were wonderful."

How much ? Call 01795 667189 for a price list.

To book call 01795 667189.

The Pullman, Folkestone

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Where ? Church Street, Folkestone CT20 1SE

What ? Gary H said this Church Street pub does an "amazing" Sunday roast on TripAdvisor .

He said: "Second time I have eaten at The Pullman and won't be the last. Staff are very pleasant and the pub itself is nicely designed & decorated.

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"I highly recommend having what I had, and that was the beef Sunday roast and it was perfect. Beef was beautiful."

The fire is located conveniently next to the bar to keep you warm while you drink.

How much ? For a price list call 01303 488966.

Served until 4pm. To book call 01303 488966.

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate

Where ? Paragon, Ramsgate CT11 9JX

What ? This pub is ideal for any fan of real ale, with up to 27 permanent and guest ales on offer.

One TripAdvisor review said it was a family favourite for birthday meals: "My Dad always chooses this pub for his birthday lunch. Came again yesterday for Sunday lunch five of us and reserved the sea view table.

"Yet again was not disappointed. Great food nicely presented, good service and reasonable price.

"I am a veggie and must say the nut roast was delicious. Will hopefully be back next year for my Dads 85th!"

How much ? Customers can have three courses for £14.50.

Served between 12pm and 3.30pm. To book call 01843 587862.

The Old Gate Inn, Canterbury

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Where ? New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3EL

What ? From fluffy Yorkshire puddings to ruffled roast potatoes - The Old Gate Inn on New Dover Road offers customers a range of traditional roasts.

Dating back to 1728, this pub offers customers a roaring fire and comfortable armchairs to relax in.

How much ? Click here for a price list.

To book call 01227 829951.

The Black Pig, Tunbridge Wells

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Where ? Grove Hill Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1RZ

What ? This pub offers a delicious selection of roasts that is sure to delight any hungry punter.

Even better is the lovely log fire to keep you warm and toasty.

How much ? To find out prices and book call 01892 523030.

Served between midday and 3pm.

The Woodman, Sevenoaks

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Where ? Bessels Green Road, Ide Hill, Goathurst Common, Sevenoaks TN14 6BU

What ? This country pub, situated in Goathurst Common, allows diners to enjoy their roast while surrounded by traditional oak beams.

Even better is the three real fires guaranteed to keep you warm while you eat.

How much ? Click here to see a price list.

Served between midday and 8pm. To book call 01732 750296.

The Rose and Crown, Dartford

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Where ? West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ

What ? The Rose and Crown is situated on West Hill.

Carl and Joanne wrote this glowing review on TripAdvisor : "Without being over the top it's the best Sunday Dinner out in Dartford by far.

"All fresh and perfectly cooked and not excessively priced.Would I go back? YES EVERY SUNDAY if eating out."

How much ? To find out prices and book call 01322 272672.

The Dukes Head, Ashford

Where ? Main Rd, Sellindge, Ashford TN25 6EG

What ? One TripAdvisor reviewer who has visited many a pub for Sunday roasts said this Sellindge pub is worth a return trip.

They said: "We have travelled to many pubs looking for a Sunday roast and this one is defo worth another visit.

"All the veg was cooked nicely, potatoes were crispy and cooked well, and the chicken is free range.

"The staff were really nice and efficient as well."

How much ? To find out prices and book call 01303 812131.

The Three Chimneys, Biddenden

Where ? Hareplain Rd, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8LW

What ? With three roaring fires to greet you as you walk in, the three chimneys in Biddenden is definitely one to put on your Kent bucket list.

One TripAdvisor reviewer said: "I ordered the beef Sunday lunch. I wondered with it being full whether we were in for a long wait but not so; just the reasonable time you would expect freshly prepared food to take.

"All the food was excellent; quality ingredients professionally prepared. Perfectly cooked vegetables; it matters! It is clearly a well run pub/restaurant with enough serving and kitchen staff to make for a relaxed experience for its customers.

"This pub is really well known but they don't just fall back on it being so popular they make a real effort."

How much ? To find out prices and to book 01580 291472.

The White Horse, Dover

Where ? St James St, Dover CT16 1QF

What ? Located in St James Street, Dover, this particular pub has the names of countless swimmers who have attempted to tackle the Channel.

The cosy atmosphere is perfect for a celebratory pint and Sunday roast after tiring swim.

One TripAdvisor reviewer said: "Having enjoyed the Summer menu at the White Horse, the much longed for Sunday Roast's were back! and, they were as good and delicious as always...

"We only planned to have lunch, however the company of the hosts and their staff along with the great atmosphere prolonged our visit!"

How much ? To find out prices and book a table call 01304 213066.

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