With its rolling hills, national parks and mile after mile of beautiful countryside, Yorkshire produces some truly outstanding produce. This includes the amazing lamb that is produced using traditional farming methods, which gives the meat its delectable flavour and tenderness.
To celebrate British lamb week we have compiled a selection of some of our very favourite roast dinners in Yorkshire, from quintessentially British pubs and restaurants that make the most of the region’s incredible lamb.
Enjoy a traditional Sunday roast in a Grade II listed building, surrounded by the beautiful North York Moors. The Royal Oak Inn is a charming village pub at the heart of this peaceful community, the perfect place for a roast dinner. Stop by on your way to the North York Moors National Park or stay for the weekend and make this your base; either way you’re guaranteed a lovely meal.
Located within the picturesque village of Carlton-in-Coverdale in the North Yorkshire Dales, The Foresters Arms is a community-owned pub with a great traditional menu. Its hearty Sunday roast is really popular locally, but also attracts visitors from further afield. The Foresters Arms is a real hidden gem and is ideal for cyclists and dog walkers. With three comfortable en-suite bedrooms, you can also stay the night and make the most of the attractive wine list or the selection of locally brewed cask ales.
For something slightly different visit Caviars Restaurant & Wine Bar, a stylish eatery in Bawtry, South Yorkshire. Start your Sunday lunch with a homemade fishcake, served with crushed peas, saffron aioli and pea shoots. The braised lamb shoulder with rosemary mashed potato, roasted roots and a minted jus is absolutely divine. Enjoy two courses for £16.95 or three courses for £19.95, both followed by freshly ground coffee or tea from Taylor’s of Harrogate with homemade petit fours.
In the charming village of Timble near Harrogate, the Grade I listed 18th Century inn offers a truly memorable Sunday lunch. Commence with the scallops with apple, black pudding and truffle and follow with the Nidderdale lamb rump, with red cabbage, spring greens and lamb jus – divine. Choose from a range of sides including hand-cut chips and ratte potatoes with parsley butter. The Timble Inn is beautifully decorated and the white tablecloths and beautiful silverware elevates the dining experience above and beyond your average lunchtime fare.
Independently owned Middletons boasts an eclectic mix of 18th-century buildings that have been lovingly restored by the Clark family, and now offer a unique place in which to dine. At The Sawmill, nestled in the secluded courtyard of Middletons, you will find gastronomic delights and top-notch provenance. Head here for a lip-smacking Sunday carvery, which is hugely popular with locals. If flavoursome, family friendly and fantastic value for money in a welcoming atmosphere is what you desire, The Sawmill at Middletons Hotel is the place to be.
The Old House
A converted 18th-century townhouse located in Sheffield’s bustling Devonshire Quarter, The Old House boasts a spacious interior with Georgian features, complemented by quirky adornments and curios, including old record sleeves and kitsch ornaments. A typical Sunday lunch begins with a hot bowl of soup, followed by beef, Moss Valley pork leg or a vegetarian option. Of course there’s roast potatoes, homemade Yorkshire puds, steamed veggies and real gravy, too.
If you’re looking for a charmingly cosy pub in Mosborough, look no further than the British Oak. Great food in a relaxing atmosphere is the ethos of the British Oak and the menu features Sunday roasts, where you can add any starter or dessert to all mains for just £3 – what’s not to love? A regularly rotating variety of guest ales is available on tap, in addition to a range of whiskies and handmade cocktails