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Sunday Lunch in Purbeck

The Isle of Purbeck is a beautiful peninsula located in south Dorset. The area is home to some of the most well-loved towns, including Swanage, Corfe Castle, Wareham, and Studland. 

For a truly unforgettable Sunday roast located in some of the country's best coastal scenery, the Purbecks are the perfect place to visit.

Whether you're looking for a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings in a cosy pub, or a modern take on a traditional classic, you're sure to find something to suit your tastes in the local eateries, nearly all of which pride themselves on using local produce.

So, why not gather the family and head down to the Isle of Purbeck for a delicious Sunday lunch?
 

Kingston Country Courtyard

Kingston Country Courtyard

Roast dinners at Kingston Country Courtyard are too good to keep to just Sundays, so enjoy their famous Roast of the Day every day!

Whether it’s local Kimmeridge pork or Dorset’s finest beef, ask their team what today’s special is.

Options: Vegetarian and Vegan Options Available.

Serving Times: Everyday

Menu: The Roast Menu is updated daily.

Address: Kingston Country Courtyard, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5LR

Telephone: 01929 481066

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Knoll House Hotel Studland

Knoll House Hotel

Knoll House Hotel is nestled in acres of beautiful heathland on the stunning Jurassic Coast overlooking Studland Bay.

They serve traditional Sunday Lunches from 12pm - 2.30pm and you can make a real day of it with their nine-acre pitch-and-putt golf course boasting stunning sea views, take a walk in the beautiful Studland peninsula or snuggle up.

Knoll House Hotel is passionate about supporting local talent and so they have a range of vocalists and musicians booked to entertain you whilst you enjoy your delicious Sunday lunch.

Options: Vegetarian, Vegan Options

Serving Times: Sunday roasts are served each week from 12pm - 2.30pm.

Menu: The Sunday Lunch Menu is updated each week.

Price range: 

  • £21 for adults
  • £8.95 for children

Address: Knoll House, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3A

Telephone: 01929 450450

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The Salt Pig - Wareham

The Salt Pig - Wareham

The highly recommended Salt Pig offers an unbeatable ‘Taste of Purbeck Sunday’ menu offering Roast, Beef, Lamb, and Pork all sourced from the Isle Of Purbeck and surrounding bays. 

Their ethos is all about providing people with quality food from their local surroundings at an affordable price and they have succeeded! 

The Purbeck Sunday Roast is a fantastic value at £16.95 (Veggie Roast £14.95) this includes:

  • Their Own Breed Mangalitsa x Berkshire Pork
  • Kimmeridge & Tyneham Valley Lamb
  • Isle Of Purbeck Rare Beef

All served with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Caraway Carrots, Honey Roasted Parsnips, Our Dorset Cauliflower Cheese, Melody of Green Veg, and a Big Yorkshire Pudding Finished With Homemade Gravy.

Also on offer is - Cuts 'N' Catches - a large Selection of Daily Changing Dishes Straight From their own Butchery and Fishermen and a cake selection for dessert.

All in all a lovely restaurant, with friendly knowledgeable staff, great food, in a relaxed environment - highly recommended.

The Salt Pig has a restaurant, bar, cafe, butchery & fishmonger all in one. It also has a sister restaurant The Salt Pig Too, in Swanage, which also offers the ‘Taste of Purbeck Sunday’ Roast.

Quality MEATboxes can be bought direct or online from The Salt Pig Butcher shop.

N.B The Salt Pig is not open in the evenings. Normally walk-ins only but they take bookings for the  ‘Taste of Purbeck Sunday’ Roast.
 
Options: Vegetarian, Vegan Options

Serving Times: Every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm

Menu: Click here

Price Range: £10 - £20

Address: 6 North St, Wareham, BH20 4AF

Telephone: 01929 550673 - For Sunday bookings, call direct, otherwise walk-ins only. 

Useful things to know: Dog friendly, Takeout Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service.

The Horse & Groom - Wareham

The Horse & Groom - Wareham

The Horse and Groom is a lovely, old-fashioned, local, family-friendly pub that serves excellent home-cooked Sunday Roast dinners and has an extensive selection of quality Cask Conditioned real local Ales and Ciders to boot. Recent winner of the Best Cafe/Pub & Casual Dining award in the Purbeck area in 2023. 

A traditional award-winning, proper pub, with open fires and friendly staff that serves a banging Sunday lunch - what’s not to love?

Their Sunday Lunch menu offers a choice of Roast Topside of Black Angus Beef, Roast Loin of Pork, Roast Turkey Breast, Slow Roasted Lamb Shank, and the Vegetarian Roast of the Day, all served with Roast Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables of the Day. Small additional charge for Cauliflower Cheese, Pigs in Blankets & Yorkshire Puddings

Daily specials are also available. The Crumble, Homemade Pie of the Day, and the ‘Famous Fish and Chips’ (gluten-free option available) are legendary too.

Portions are huge, standards are high and food is delicious.

Options: Vegetarian, Gluten Free Options

Serving Times: Every Sunday from 12pm –3pm

Menu: Click here

Price Range: £12 - £25

Address: St.Johns Hill, Wareham BH20 4LZ

Telephone: 01929 552222 

Useful things to know: Dog-friendly, Takeout Available,  Outdoor Courtyard, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Family style.

The Black Swan - Swanage

The Black Swan - Swanage

The Black Swan Inn is a VERY popular old-fashioned pub, situated in the heart of the Purbeck countryside, offering the best Sunday roast dinners in Swanage - Beef, Pork, Lamb, or Chicken - £11.95 or Roast Combo Feast - £13.95, all cooked to succulent perfection and served with all the trimmings on their menu.

Alongside the very popular Sunday lunch, they offer menu dishes such as the renowned Mediterranean Sharing Platter, Wild Mushroom Arancini Balls, and Moroccan Tagine, and a range of barbeque and chargrilled deliciousness. Seafood, veggie/vegan, and kiddies menu options are available too.

They also serve real ales, local craft beers, and specialty ciders and have a carefully-selected wine menu making it the perfect spot to enjoy a Sunday roast with your family.

Bear in mind that The Black Swan can get very busy for Sunday lunch, so be sure to call (01929 423846) and book ahead to avoid disappointment! Keep an eye on their Instagram account for last-minute Sunday lunch cancellations too.

Their secret garden has recently been refurbed and regularly plays host to a variety of regular live music acts, as well as open acoustic nights

Options: Vegetarian, Vegan, Kiddies, Seafood, Gluten Free Options

Serving Times: Every Sunday from 12pm-3pm, serving roasts in addition to the normal menu.

Menu: Click here 

Price Range: £7 - £27

Address: 159 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2NE

Telephone: 01929 423846 - Call from 5:30pm to book a table.

Useful things to know: No parking but plenty of spots on any of the residential roads in surrounding areas. Dog-friendly, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Family style.

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The Salt Pig Too  - Swanage

The Salt Pig Too - Swanage

The Salt Pig Too in Swanage, sister restaurant to The Salt Pig in Wareham, has become the go-to restaurant in the Purbecks for its unbeatable ‘Taste of Purbeck Sunday’ menu, using local meats, cooked to perfection in a charcoal oven, using Dorset charcoal no less, for a perfectly prepared Sunday roast. 

Their 'Taste of Purbeck Sunday’ menu offers Roast, Beef, Lamb, and Pork all sourced from local farms around Arne and Kimmeridge.

Their ethos is all about providing people with quality food from their local surroundings at an affordable price and they have succeeded! 

The Purbeck Sunday Roast is a fantastic value at £16.95 (Veggie Roast | 14.95) this includes:

  • Our Own Breed Mangalitsa x Berkshire Pork
  • Kimmeridge & Tyneham Valley Lamb
  • Isle Of Purbeck Rare Beef

All served with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Caraway Carrots, Honey Roasted Parsnips, Our Dorset Cauliflower Cheese, Melody of Green Veg, and a Big Yorkshire Pudding Finished With Homemade Gravy

Also on offer is - Cuts 'N' Catches - a large selection of daily changing dishes from their own Butchery and local fishermen and a cake selection for dessert.

They only take bookings for evening service and the very popular ‘Taste of Purbeck Sunday’ Roast.
 
Options: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free Options

Serving Times: Every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm

Menu: Click here 

Price Range: £10 - £20

Address: 7A Station Rd, Swanage BH19 1AB

Telephone: 01929 423616

Useful things to know: Dog-friendly, Takeout Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service.

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn is a 16th-century traditional pub, in the village of Corfe Castle, that has been family-run for more than 30 years. It is a firm local favourite and is well known for its ‘sumptuous’ Sunday roasts. With the freshest local ingredients and quality home-cooked food, it's a great place for families and friends to get together and enjoy the best Sunday roast in the area. 

Sunday lunch is served from 12pm and don't forget to check out the specials board too.
A traditional pub, with a traditional roast dinner, blazing fires, and a great choice of beers and cask ales! 

According to the owners- ‘Corfe has two castles! One was a mighty fortress destroyed by Cromwell's parliamentarians, the other a humble public house, still doing today what it has done for hundreds of years.

Serving Times: Every Sunday from 12pm 

Menu: Click here

Price Range: £10 - £20

Address: Castle Inn, 63 East St, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5EE

Telephone: 01929 480208 - Call to book

Useful things to know: Beer Garden, Family Friendly, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, and Dogs are welcome in the outside areas but not in the restaurant/bar food area.

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