The Best Sunday Roast in York

York's not just an old city with stories from Roman, Viking, and medieval days. It's alive and kicking with a food scene and nightlife to match its rich history. Among its snug lanes and in the shadow of the grand York Minster, you'll find a host of Greene King pubs in York. From classic old pubs that feel like stepping back in time to buzzing modern spots, we're all about good times, great food, and getting together over a pint and a plateful.

Roaming through York, from its ancient walls to the lively Shambles, you're never far from one of our welcoming doors. After soaking up everything the city's got to offer, from the Jorvik Viking Centre to Clifford’s Tower, pop into a Greene King pub to make your Sunday afternoon even better. We're here to top off your adventure with a Sunday roast that's as packed with flavour as York is with history. Drop by to get a real taste of Yorkshire's warmth and some of the best roasts around.


The Golden Lion - Roaringly Good Sunday Roast

Right on Church Street and a stone's throw from the magnificent York Minster, the Golden Lion stands proud with its stunning facade, drawing in both York locals and visitors. This spot's all about starting your York adventure right, whether that's with a hearty breakfast or a quick pint to set you on your way.

Beer lovers take note – the Golden Lion's craft ale and premium gin lineup is something to rave about. Add to that the buzz of live music nights, the thrill of live sports, and a cosy beer garden for those sunny afternoons, and you've got yourself a York favourite. Oh, and it’ll get your furry friends’ tails’ wagging too - dogs are more than welcome here.

When Sunday rolls around, it's all about the roast at The Golden Lion. Choose from succulent beef sirloin, a perfectly roasted half chicken with stuffing, or a delicious nut roast Wellington, each served with all the trimmings you dream of: crispy roasties, fluffy Yorkshire puddings, and veggies done just right, all smothered in rich gravy. It’s the perfect end to a week, York style. Be sure to book a table!

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Ye Olde Starre Inne - Ghostly Tales & Gourmet Roasts

Fancy a Sunday lunch with a slice of history? Built in 1644, Ye Olde Starre Inne is quite possibly York's oldest public house. During the English Civil War, it served as a hospital and mortuary for soldiers. These days, the real star is the Sunday Roast. Choose from succulent 28 Day Aged Sirloin of Beef, Roasted Half Chicken, or a hearty Nut Roast Wellington. Each dish comes with a bounty of trimmings: crisp, fluffy roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, charred Hispi cabbage wedges, roasted carrots, creamy cauliflower cheese, and a rich gravy that ties it all together.

As you relax and savour your meal, keep an eye out for ghostly shadows of soldiers and the eerie presence of black cats that lived here 300 years ago. A real must-see for tourists and a staple for locals, The Old Star is dog-friendly too, making it the perfect place to enjoy a family meal after exploring York with your pooch.


Lendal Cellars - A Sunday Roast Worth Discovering

If you stumble upon Lendal Cellars, tucked away right off St Helen's Square, you've found yourself a real hidden gem in York. This isn't just any old bar - it's steeped in history, once storing wine for the Lord Mayor back in the 18th century. Now, it's the place to be for a proper Sunday roast that'll make you feel right at home. The menu boasts succulent Beef Sirloin, Roasted Half Chicken with Stuffing, and a comforting Nut Roast Wellington, made even better with golden roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasoned greens, roasted carrots, cauliflower cheese, and a rich gravy.

Family-friendly through and through, with a cracking beer garden to boot, it's a firm favourite for both York locals and visitors looking to tuck into something tasty. Whether you're after a spot to unwind with the family or just keen to explore York's historic nooks, Lendal Cellars serves up a warm welcome alongside some of the best roasts in town. Don't just take our word for it, book a table and come see for yourself why it's loved by so many.

Find Your Nearest Sunday Roast in York

York's brimming with Greene King pubs, each serving up a slice of the city's best Sunday lunch. From the shadow of York Minster, through the snickelways and past the ancient city walls, a delicious, family-friendly feast awaits. We've got everyone covered – from those craving a traditional meat feast to vegetarians and little adventurers.

Want to find your nearest Greene King pub in York serving Sunday roasts? Just pop your postcode into our pub finder, and we'll guide you to it. Book a table, bring the family, and get set for a Sunday roast everyone will love.