Best Roast Dinners in and around Colchester, Essex

What better way to warm up than by tucking into a delicious Sunday lunch? You may remember our blog from last year which featured six of the best roast dinners in Essex. Well it turns out that there are so many different pubs and restaurants offering epic Sunday roasts that we have decided to expand on this topic and will be bringing you blogs featuring the top venues to grab one in specific towns. This week we will start with the best roast dinners in and around Colchester.

Wivenhoe House


A 4* luxury hotel nestled in beautiful parkland, Wivenhoe House has an award-winning brasserie with a reputation for excellent food and service.

Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday lunch in contemporary surroundings, prepared with fresh local produce and a passion for creating impeccable food. They offer an extensive menu that features plenty of delicious dishes as well as their award-winning ‘best roast dinner’ selection. Children are well catered for with a special menu and high chairs available, and they even have the option of colouring in their own version of Wivenhoe House so let their imaginations run wild while you relax and enjoy your meal.

Groups can also be catered for, making this venue a perfect choice for anything from a quiet roast dinner for two to a family celebration. Contact them today to find out more or reserve your table.

The Lion, Colchester



A traditional family run country pub and restaurant; The Lion is well loved for its welcoming atmosphere and great quality food.

Choose from an extensive and evolving menu of delicious dishes including roast beef, pork, lamb and chicken, with starters such as poached pear, blue cheese and crispy bacon salad, and desserts featuring summer berry Eton mess and steamed lemon sponge. Whilst their Sunday lunch menu is individually priced for adults, children can also enjoy a tasty roast dinner for just £6.95.

Sate your hunger with a roast dinner at The Lion, Colchester this Sunday. Give them a call today to reserve your table.

The Barn Brasserie


A stunning 16th Century timer barn nestled in the beautiful Essex countryside, The Barn Brasserie is a regular feature on our blogs thanks to its popularity and reputation for exemplary food and attentive service.

Their full a la carte menu is available until 8pm on a Sunday, with mouth-watering roast dinners starting at just £10.95 per person. All of their food is freshly prepared using the finest produce and is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.

For a roast dinner in Colchester that is big on flavour and value, head on over to The Barn Brasserie this weekend, and don’t forget to book your table in advance!

The Bricklayers Arms, Little Bentley


A beautiful little village venue with a speciality for real ale and proper home cooked food, The Bricklayers Arms is situated on the pretty village green at Little Bentley and is an ideal country pub for a lazy Sunday roast in Essex.

They have a local reputation for delivering an epic roast dinner, using the best cuts of meat carved to order and a generous selection of locally grown seasonal vegetables. The menu changes regularly to ensure that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used, but you can expect all of your usual favourites. A wide range of homemade desserts are available to round off your meal including old school bread and butter pudding, fruit pies and toffee sponges.

For a truly traditional roast dinner experience in the countryside then check out The Bricklayers Arms in Little Bentley.

The Crown, Colchester


Part of the renowned Vintage Inns group, The Crown Colchester has all the rustic charm you would expect from a country pub. The black and white timbered inn is surrounded by picturesque gardens and is near the gorgeous walking area of Ardleigh Reservoir – ideal for walking off your swollen stomach!

Their mouth-watering Sunday menu includes starters and sharers, a full complement of roast dinners as well as other main courses, and a range of delectable desserts. Our personal favourite is the passion fruit meringue tartlet!

Enjoy a truly charming roast this Sunday, book a table at The Crown.

The Wooden Fender


A village pub full of character and with good old fashioned friendly service, it is no wonder The Wooden Fender in Ardleigh is a popular venue with the locals.

Fresh and local (and in some cases very local as the chef has his own veggie patch in the pub garden!) produce helps to create some delicious dishes. The Sunday set menu features a huge choice including homemade cottage pie, pan fried lambs liver and bacon, and of course a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings! 2 courses will cost you just £14.95 and 3 courses is a wallet-pleasing £16.95.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a top quality roast dinner in Colchester this Sunday and pop by The Wooden Fender. Make sure you book first to avoid disappointment!

Well there you have it folks, six venues where you can find an absolutely cracking roast dinner in and around Colchester. Don’t panic if your area hasn’t been featured yet, more blogs featuring the best places to get a Sunday roast in Essex will be coming along in the not too distant future! See you soon!