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There’s nothing quite like a hearty, homecooked Sunday Roast in cosy welcoming surroundings with family and friends to top off the weekend.

Indulge yourself at one of the Island’s many eating places. Tuck into locally sourced roasted meat served with crispy roast potatoes, succulent pigs in blankets, fluffy Yorkshire Puddings, fresh seasonal veg, and lashings of rich gravy, or enjoy a tasty nut roast with all the trimmings. Let someone else worry about the washing up!

© The Royal Hotel, Sunday Roast dinner

Sunday Roast with a view

The Buddle Smuggler's Inn in Niton is a 16th century cliff top free house pub and restaurant set in an Isle of Wight National Landscape (formerly known as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with great views across The English Channel – great for walkers and nature lovers.  If you fancy a stroll afterwards, follow the path opposite, it’ll take you to St Catherine’s Lighthouse.

In a spectacular location, The Culver Haven Inn is situated on top of Culver Down, right next to the Yarbridge monument. It’s the ideal spot to start and finish a bracing country walk, and their hearty portions will be just what you need afterwards!

The Blacksmith’s Arms in Newport, is a traditional, family-run alehouse with a great reputation. Dating back more than 400 years old, it has beautiful panoramic views across miles of countryside, you can even see the Solent on a clear day.

Set in the picturesque village of Newchurch, The Pointer Inn, is surrounded by countryside and forest, and local produce is the focal point of their menu. Their Master Cellarman Award assures you of a perfect pint of cask ale every time!

Off the Rails, only a 5-minute stroll from the Yarmouth ferry terminal is Yarmouth’s former train station. The restaurant overlooks the outstanding natural beauty of the Yarmouth Marshes and Mill Copse and is very popular with walkers / dog walkers and cyclists.

In Seaview, your Sunday Roast will taste even better in this idyllic beachside venue, The Boathouse; while overlooking The Solent in the picturesque village of Gurnard, The Woodvale is a popular spot for Sunday roast, and in East Cowes, only a few minutes’ walk from the floating bridge, The Lifeboat, overlooking the Marina, is a perfect place to savour your lunch.

The Sun Inn in Calbourne has impressive views over the surrounding countryside and Winkle Street is only a short stroll away. Their dog menu includes beef, chicken, or lamb and a small jug of gravy so your pooch can enjoy their own Sunday roast!

Fine Dining Roast

A roast dinner in the Royal Hotel, is a highlight of any Sunday, with succulent hand-carved sirloin of beef, crispy roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, served up with their delicious jus and Yorkshire pudding centrepiece. They always have a second roast option, as well as fish or vegetarian alternatives.

In Newport, Hewitt’s Restaurant’s roast dinners are served with sage crumb roast potatoes, pigs in blanket, sausage meat stuffing and a Yorkshire pudding. Choose from slow roasted Isle of Wight beef brisket, pork belly with crispy crackling, roast chicken breast or mushroom wellington.

The Bistro, in Ventnor, just yards from the cascade gardens and the sea front, is a small, family friendly restaurant.  The open kitchen adds to your dining experience enabling you to see the chef at work preparing and cooking your traditional roast dinner.

How about a Sunday Roast Feast?

The Hungry Bear, in Brading, is a hidden gem and a firm favourite amongst locals. Their Hungry Bear Mixed Meat Sharing Platter for two or four bears is no ordinary Sunday Lunch, cooked to perfection and bear-sized portion, the platter comes on a rustic tray with: Beef, chicken & pork, enormous Pigs in Blankets, homemade stuffing, Nanna Bears Yorkies, roasties, a Selection of seasonal vegetables, parsnips & fantastic gravy.   

The menu also features the Mega Mixed Meat Roast piled high with a trio of meats and comes with stuffing. There is also a selection of individual roasts available and for the baby bears there are cub sized portions.

Famed for their roast dinners, the maritime themed The Duke of York in West Cowes, is a must-visit! Choose from a selection of freshly cooked meats including Beef, Lamb, Pork or Chicken - all served with fresh seasonable vegetables & roast potatoes. Booking is advised for this one!

Sunday Roast on the Isle of Wight

Child-Friendly Sunday Roast

The Chequer’s Inn, Rookley, has an extensive carvery option and to keep children entertained has an adventure playground, a huge ‘wendy house’, separate play areas for under 4s and under 9s, and a games area in the barn that features a pool table and arcade games.

With large play areas outside and a kid’s corner inside, the Horse & Groom in Ningwood and The Griffin in Godshill will keep the kids happy. The extensive carvery at both, showcasing quality, local ingredients, where possible, will appeal to the whole family.

The Eight Bells is a family-run, family-orientated pub situated in the heart of Carisbrooke village. Their indoor soft play area, plus multi-functional play facilities outdoors, will keep children sufficiently amused in a safe and enclosed environment.

For children aged 5 and over, The Fighting Cocks has a play area featuring a slide, climbing frames, swings, and a seesaw.  They also have a separate enclosed area for younger ones. With a focus on locally source produce, they offer a choice of three meats served with all the trimmings. And as well as parking in their large car park, hopping off the local bus, or stopping by on your walk, you can land on their helipad (with advance permission)!

The Portland Inn located in the heart of Gurnard Village, is somewhere to relax, laugh and spend time with friends and family - whilst tucking into a delicious roast dinner with all the trimmings.

Sunday Roast with a cosy fire

The Taverners gastro pub is a cosy, 17th century pub set in the idyllic village of Godshill.  Menus feature refined British cuisine made from seasonal produce and a great choice of local Island ales.  Inside is a warm dining room with oak beams, flagstone flooring and open fireplaces to keep you cosy after a morning’s walk.

The Red Lion, a traditional country pub that uses local produce. Located in a quiet, rural corner of Freshwater, close to the Causeway making it an ideal venue for cyclists and walkers. They are also dog friendly and welcome muddy boots (and paws!)

The Village Inn nestled in Shanklin Old Village, still holds some of its old-world charm with its thatched roof.  Serving traditional pub food and real ales, it has a family friendly atmosphere, and an open fire.

The welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff make eating at The Yarbridge in Brading an absolute delight. It’s perfect for a Sunday dinner followed by a gentle stroll around Brading.

Famed as the first ever real inn on the Island, The Crab and Lobster Tap, Ventnor, is a quirky little side street pub, with a big and welcoming atmosphere. Sunday roasts are very popular and are served from 12 noon until they are gone.

Right in the heart of the busy yachting town of Cowes, you’ll find The Anchor and The Pier View, with roaring fires and hearty home-cooked roasts. Being so close to the ferry terminal, they’re very convenient for enjoying your Sunday roast when you arrive / leave the Island. 

Or how about a Veggie / Vegan Sunday Roast?

Situated in the heart of Newport, stylish vegan café Peach offers a sumptuous vegan Sunday roast, comprising seitan ‘beef’ joint with all the trimmings.

Every Sunday, Tansy’s Pantry café, in the heart of picture postcard Godshill Village, serve their homemade shredded jackfruit ‘Lamm’ with garlic and rosemary polenta crusted potatoes and a colourful variety of seasonal vegetables - all with homemade gravy and Yorkies.

Or head to South of the Island, to The Bay Vegan Deli and Coffee House in Sandown for a delicious plant based roast.

Sunday Roast at The Lifeboat, Isle of Wight