The Best Sunday Roast in Bristol

Bristol, with its picture-perfect harborside and iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, is a city that balances the charm of historic architecture with a lively, modern feel. This vibrant city, home to Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the creative spirit of graffiti legend Banksy, is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends, and savour the taste of a Sunday roast done right.

As you meander through Bristol’s blend of cobbled lanes and quaint Georgian squares, you’ll find some pretty eclectic Greene King pubs along the way, each serving up a slice of the city’s rich heritage and delicious fare. Whether you’re enjoying a crisp pint overlooking the water, dining in a grand Victorian setting, or experiencing the laid-back, warm atmosphere of a friendly neighbourhood pub, Bristol’s Greene King pubs are as diverse as the city itself.

Sunday Roasts Near You

After a day spent exploring the architectural wonders and cultural highlights that this fantastic city boasts, what could be better than the promise of a well-poured drink and the finest pub grub? From historic inns that serve as windows to the city’s past, to modern bars that reflect Bristol’s forward-thinking ethos, you’re bound to find the perfect Greene King pub to make your Bristol adventure even more memorable. 

The Shakespeare - Sunday Lunch With a Slice of History

Just between the picturesque Queen Square and the Arnolfini Arts Centre, stepping into the Shakespeare on Prince Street takes you right back to 1722. 300 years ago, this tavern was the go-to spot for dockside workers looking to quench their thirst. Today, it’s the scene for one of Bristol’s best Sunday roasts. With a menu boasting 28-Day Aged Sirloin of Beef, Roasted Half Chicken, or a veggie Nut Roast Wellington, all served with the full array of trimmings, it’s a feast fit for royalty and regulars alike. Both family and dog friendly, this waterside pub serves up the ultimate combo of incredible history, a cracking drinks selection, and a menu to please all palates.


The Channings Hotel - Where Sundays Are All About Family

A short walk outside the city towards trendy Clifton, you’ll find the Channings Hotel. This Victorian townhouse has been a much-loved drinking spot for Clifton locals and visitors for many years but is equally adored by families for its delicious Sunday roast. 

Steps away from the Clifton Suspension Bridge and a stroll to Bristol's eclectic centre, it's perfectly placed for either a pre or post-adventure feast. On the menu? Take your pick from sirloin of beef, roasted turkey breast, or a veggie-friendly beetroot, sweet potato and butternut squash tart. Of course, they’re each accompanied by all the trimmings that make a great roast dinner: crispy roast potatoes, a medley of seasonal vegetables, creamy cauliflower cheese, sausage meat stuffing (or sage & onion stuffing for the veggie option), a fluffy Yorkshire pudding, and all lovingly brought together with a rich gravy. As for the pub itself, it's a spot where both families and dogs are greeted with open arms, so book a table and bring your nearest and dearest along!


Bay Horse - Tuck Into a Sunday Roast to Remember

Just over the road from St. James’ Park, you’ll find the Bay Horse, a traditional pub in a building that’s been one of Bristol’s best-loved taverns since 1870. These days, the Bay Horse is known for dishing out Sunday roasts that stick in the memory long after the meal's done. Their chefs know their way around a kitchen, serving up beef sirloin, roast half chicken with stuffing, and a nut roast wellington that even the meat-lovers might eye with envy. And yes, every plate comes heaped with those all-important trimmings.

For the kids, things are kept simple yet scrumptious, with smaller servings of beef sirloin or half chicken. It's our way of making sure Sundays at The Bay Horse are a hit for the whole family. Swing by and make your Sunday in Bristol something special.

Find Your Nearest Sunday Roast in Bristol

In Bristol and across Avon, there’s always a Greene King pub just around the corner, ready to serve up a top-notch Sunday roast. From the buzz of the city to the peaceful suburbs, our pubs are dotted all over, making it easy to find the perfect place for your weekend wind-down with family. Our pubs are all about good times, great food, and a relaxed atmosphere that everyone can get behind. Fancy a classic roast or something a bit different? We’ve got you sorted.

Keen to see where your next Sunday feast is waiting? Enter your postcode into our Bristol pub finder, and you’ll see your nearest Greene King pub. Get set for a Sunday roast that may just be the highlight of your week. Why wait around? Book your spot now and make your next Sunday a proper standout.