THIS Sunday is the first weekend in months that we can finally head to our favourite pubs for a Sunday roast.

While many pubs offered takeaway roasts during lockdown, and some have had outdoor dining since mid-April, this is the first weekend we can head inside pubs following the loosening of restrictions on Monday.

Heading to the pub for Sunday lunch is one of the things people have missed the most during lockdown; putting on their Sunday best to head to the pub with friends or family to sit down and enjoy a roast with all the trimmings all served with a healthy helping of gravy.

Lots of venues will already be fully booked with diners itching to get back inside, but here is a rundown of six of the best pubs across the borough for a Sunday dinner, according to Trip Advisor reviews.

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London Street Brasserie

Reading Chronicle:

This award-winning restaurant next to the River Kennet has lovely roasts dinners that don't disappoint.

Roast dinners here are served with large Yorkshire puddings and all of the delicious trimmings, including cauliflower cheese.

One reviewer said: "The best Sunday roast in Reading town centre? Probably. Succulent, generous slices of perfectly cooked beef. Crispy roast potatoes and tasty, fresh vegetables including cauliflower cheese. Homemade Yorkshire puddings and delicious gravy. All of it was delicious."

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If you have a small appetite it's good enough to share.

The Elm Tree

Reading Chronicle:

This lovely pub/restaurant has picturesque views and lovely food too. 606 people have reviewed this eatery giving it a 4.5-star rating.

Vegetarians have been recommended to try this place due to the wide selection of food available on the menu.

One person said: "As a veggie, roast dinners can often be a let down, but we were really impressed with the food and portion sizes. The staff were very attentive and friendly - and all sang happy birthday to me."

Another added: "We visited for a Sunday Roast Lunch. We both had the Farmer’s Roast Lunch and it was incredible, super tasty! Pub is very nice and cozy, staff very friendly, definitely coming back soon."

The Iron Duke

Reading Chronicle:

This stunning pub with a gorgeous interior is to be admired on its own. The small rural pub on the outskirts of Reading is the go-to place for a Sunday lunch.

 No 1 Sunday Lunch

One person on a quest to find the best Sunday roast in the UK said: "The Lamb was as tender as the beef was pink and moist, a gravy that complimented rather than dominated, and Yorkshire puddings that good ol Yorkshire folk would swear their Nanna made!

"Roast potatoes perfectly crispy with fluffy and light inners just made ‘finishing ya greens’ as pleasurable an experience as being greater by a log fire after a brisk walk on a frosty day."


Reading Chronicle:

Malmaison hotel is another place that you should try if you're feeling fancy but want to stay true to your cosy pub spirits.

311 people have reviewed this place giving it 4 stars out of five.

The dish comes as a buffet which is different to all of the other establishments (Apart from Toby Carvery, ofcourse)

One person said: "We enjoyed a family lunch on Sunday. The unlimited buffet starter, along with roast beef were very good. The beef was very tasty."

The Rowbarge

Reading Chronicle:

This cosy country pub prides itself on sunday roasts with people praising the excellent lamb shanks.

Best Sunday lunch we have had in UK or Australia

You get a decent sizes portion and the food is delicious, it can get busy at peak times but customers said it is worth the wait.

One person said: "We had a most delicious Sunday lunch here, the food was delicious, the restaurant was very busy and we did wait an hour for our meal but to be honest, it was worth the wait."

The BladeboneReading Chronicle:

And finally, The Bladebone is another highly recommended place to visit if you're after a traditional Sunday roast.

Oner person aid: "We were not disappointed. The roast beef was delicious and the meal came with just the right amount of potatoes and veg side dishes." 

Have we missed your favourite off? Let us know in the comments.