Updated: Sep 13, 2022
A delicious Sunday roast is always top on our list when we've got a flower free Sunday.
Nestled in-between Bath and Bristol we are always finding out about the latest spots in both beautiful cities to enjoy a Sunday lunch and try to treat ourselves to one every now and again.
Here are some of our favourite Sunday delights
Located on the Upper Bristol Road in Bath, this homely and rustic spot is always a favourable choice when we're looking for a Sunday treat. Open until 11pm on a Sunday it's a go-to place when we are looking for a later place to go if we've been out and about (usually at a flea market) during the day! Child-friendly, it's also a great spot to go if you've got any little ones accompanying you.
One of our favourite places to enjoy as a family and not far from our floral home is The Pig, near Bath. It's the perfect place for a cosy Sunday with their open wood burning fires, relaxed atmosphere and a spoilt for choice wine list. Before or after dinner you can enjoy a stroll around the countryside grounds with their restaurant overlooking their deer park. Menus will change seasonally and their style is driven by home grown clarity of flavour, true to the seasons and influenced by location. They proudly have a 25-mile menu supporting local suppliers with some of our favourites such as Ruby & White butchers, Godminster Cheese and Chew Valley distillery; not to mention their extension range of produce from their own grounds.
Located in East Bristol on Church Road, The Lock Up is one of our favourite hidden gems we discovered and love to visit. Opened in 2016, it is independently ran and offers a relaxed atmosphere with incredible food and exceptional service. The Lock Up are known for offering a noteworthy menu which changes regularly with the seasons and only uses fresh and local ingredients. We had enjoyed evening dinners and drinks at The Lock Up for a while before trying their Sunday Roast for a special birthday and we were not disappointed. Family-run, the staff are incredibly friendly and dedicated to offering their customers a quality service and experience. Served from 12.30-5pm and always popular, we would recommend booking to avoid any disappointment.
Offering a more eclectic environment for your traditional Sunday Roast, Bocabar has always been favourite place of ours to venture. Located in a redbrick warehouse on Bath Road in the creative hub of Paintworks, it is a short drive from our shop but out of the bustle of the city centre. Its decor offers an abundance of character from vintage tassels lamps to unique artwork for sale and interesting artefacts. Having been trading for 15 years, Bocabar is an independent establishment which is important to us to support. Offering locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, their Sunday Roast menu changes weekly and offers meat, fish and vegetarian options as well as alternative options and is served from 12.30-3.30pm.
Located near the canal in Bath, The Locksbrook Inn is a gastropub offering a relaxed environment and good quality food. It is owned The Bath Company who are also behind The Hare and Hounds, and The Marlborough Tavern, all of which are places we enjoy to visit. It's cosy and welcoming interiors feature flagstone flooring, wood burners, a pile of newspapers on a coffee table and vintage apple crates.
For us it is a home from home, but offers us the real treat of enjoying good food with a menu that is packed full of fresh ingredients and served with a friendly service. Their Sunday menu is served until 8pm on Sunday which is always a bonus when we are running late!