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Top 5 Roasts in Dorset

There’s no better way to kick back on a Sunday than with a hearty roast dinner. Whether you’ve been wandering the Jurassic Coast or enjoying one of Dorset’s beautiful beaches, we’ve picked our go-to spots for the ultimate Sunday treat on the south coast.


The Angel, Longham

Located round the corner from Bournemouth Airport and full of pine and slogans on chalkboards, The Angel in Longham serves a classic pub menu in the week and slap-up roast dinner on Sundays. You can enjoy your roast in the pretty pub garden, or snuggle up inside by the fireplace with a pint of ale from local Ringwood Brewery. If you can’t decide between their beef, pork or veggie options, you can opt for their ‘Roast of the Day’, which does the choosing for you. For the real roast lovers there are also Sunday Sides and the option of extra Roast Potatoes – go on, you know you want to.

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The Angel is located on Ringwood Road, Longham, Wimborne, BH22 9AP.


The Old Thatch, Wimborne

If you like your Sunday roast experience to feel like a step back in time, this pub on the site of a former 17th century gatehouse is the one for you. With a pub garden which gives you the perfect view of the thatched roof that gives the pub its name, as well as huge servings on every plate, it’s a homely way to enjoy a Sunday roast – but watch out for the ghost that’s rumoured to haunt the pub! The Old Thatch is located near the beautiful minster town of Wimborne, full of independent shops and parks to laze around in on a summer’s afternoon.

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The Old Thatch is located at 285 Wimborne Road, Wimborne, BH21 7NW. Booking recommended.


Haddon House, Bridport

If you were a fan of ITV’s smash-hit Broadchurch, and find yourself wandering West Bay on a location spotting hunt, where better to stop off for some food than Haddon House in Bridport. A finalist in the Dorset Magazine Food Drink and Farming Awards in 2015, Haddon House is not only perfectly located but also offers a wide range of roasts between midday and 2pm on a Sunday, including beef, pork, lamb, turkey and gammon, for whatever takes your fancy. The Tudor restaurant is just round the corner from the beautiful West Bay sea front meaning you can walk off all those Yorkshire Puddings in the sea air afterwards.

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Haddon House is located at West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, DT64EL.


The Mitre, Shaftesbury

If you like your Sunday roast with a view, pop along to The Mitre in Shaftesbury and look out over the rolling hills as you get your gravy on. If it’s too cold to sit out on the decking, then the roaring fires and candlelit atmosphere within the pub is just as inviting. With a wide range of roasts to choose from it’s the perfect way to recuperate after climbing the famous Gold Hill. And dogs are welcome too!

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The Mitre is located at 23 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, 2P& 8JE.


The Greyhound, Winterborne Kingston

Using locally sourced produce and offering a range of meats as well as a vegetarian option for your Sunday dinner, The Greyhound is a sleek local pub, with a statue of its namesake waiting to greet you at the door. The pub is also home to a colourful garden full of sofas, water features, parasols and heaters, so you can enjoy some fresh air in your post roast haze.

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The Greyhound is located at North Street, Winterborne Kingston, Blandford, DT11 9AZ.

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