Sunday Lunch Roast at The Chequers, Bath

Well-known for its Sunday roasts and cosy interiors, The Chequers is one of Bath's favourite gastropubs. Back in the summer, we reviewed their lunch set-menu (click here for our review 👈🏼) and now that it's a little colder, we finally got to try their Sunday roasts.

The Chequers had beef, chicken, pork, lamb and nut roasts available - something for everyone's tastes! We decided to go for the pork belly and the nut roast rather than the traditional beef. 

Pork belly roast with apple sauce, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and seasonal vegetables 🍖 [£16.50]

This was a very good roast that was a little 'fancier' than your average pub roast. The pork was deliciously succulent and the apple sauce had a hint of cinnamon in it which was lovely and smooth, working really well with the savoury pork. The white puffy bits are pork rind which were nice and crunchy.

Nut roast with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and seasonal vegetables 🥜 [£15.50]

This was a really good nut roast - made with mixed nuts, beans and some vegetables, the texture was great for a meat-free option. It came with veggie gravy which was delicious on both the nut roast and the veggies.

Both dishes came with seasonal greens as well as roasted carrots and parsnips so they weren't as 'stody' or 'meat-heavy' as most roasts are. The vegetables were really flavourful and cooked to perfection. The roast potatoes were super crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside which is exactly as they should be done. Just a sidenote - the roasts actually normally come with cauliflower cheese as well, but we asked for them without it.

The Yorkshire puddings were light and crisps, and we liked how all roasts got one rather than just the traditional beef. We also liked the fact that the plate wasn't piled full of food - we left feeling very satisfied but not overly full, and it meant that less food was wasted. Less waste = happier planet 🌍.

We would recommend the Chequers for anyone looking for a good, reliable Sunday roast that is a little more 'special' and jazzed up with great presentation. They also have a couple of non-roast options on their Sunday menu if you don't like roasts. 

🌟 Interiors are warm and cosy, perfect for these colder months. Pubs often have lots of rooms running off of each other, but this one is just one room so it feels like you're in the centre of the action (usually meaning better service). Dog-friendly! 

🤵🏻 We were warmly welcomed and had excellent service throughout. 

🌿 Good veggie options. 

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Disclaimer: Press invite - complimentary food & drink.