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Top 5 Sunday roasts

By West Briton  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

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Sunday roasts

Norway Inn, Perranarworthal

With a redesigned restaurant and head chef Dale McIntosh – who previously worked wonders at Truro's Bustophers and Riverbank – in the kitchen, there's no better time to visit this historic pub on the Truro to Falmouth road. The superb carvery lunch on a Sunday (£12.95) is proving so popular it is now also being served on Wednesdays from 5pm to 9pm at £9.95. The choice of locally reared meat may be the largest available in Cornwall – you will find turkey, pork, venison, gammon, fore rib of beef and well done topside of beef, plus a veggie option and vegetables and Yorkshire puds to die for.


Trencreek Farmhouse, St Gennys, near Bude

Richard and Margaret Heard at Trencreek don't normally advertise their Sunday roasts – their reputation seems to spread on its own, and we can see why. At £12 per person for two courses plus coffee, and half price for children, a Trencreek Farmhouse roast offers great value for money. There are always two choices of locally sourced meat and a veggie option available and customers love the fact that you can have seconds too. The farmhouse is set within the striking north Cornish countryside and anyone either staying or eating there can be assured of a friendly farmhouse welcome.

www.trencreek farmhouse.com

The New Yard at Trelowarren, near Helston

Sunday lunch is the relaxed and family-friendly way to enjoy Olly Jackson's cooking, which focuses on local produce and has earned the New Yard a listing within the top three restaurants in Cornwall in this year's Good Food Guide. Within the Trelowarren Estate, it's the perfect place to stop while exploring the Lizard peninsula – or you may prefer to cosy up next to the open fire on a blustery day. Sunday lunch is available all year and includes three choices of meat. £17 for two courses or £20 for three; children get half portions at half price.


St Tudy Inn, St Tudy

Between Bodmin, Wadebridge and Camelford, this village pub underwent a complete refurb last year by new owners Paul and Jo Stretton-Downes, and is getting rave reviews. Paul provides a big welcome while his wife Jo does the cooking. Roast beef – with all the trimmings – is on offer every Sunday and roast pork sometimes too. The generous portions are great value at £10.75 per person and all meat is from local butcher Button Meats. The free house offers a fine selection of ales and wines, with Sharp's Doom Bar on tap. Kids welcome.

01208 850656

Miss Peapod's, Penryn

This eclectic eco-café sits on the water's edge at Penryn and serves a popular Sunday lunch from 12.30pm to 3pm. A home-made veggie nut roast is available every week as an alternative to the meat choice and both are served with Yorkshire puds and a wide choice of fresh seasonal veg including leek and cauliflower cheese, root veg mash and, of course, roast potatoes. Meat is sourced with full traceability to Cornish free range farms and small local growers are often used for the veg. Families always welcome – kids can eat Sunday lunch for £5.95. Adults £9.95.


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