THIS Sunday is the first weekend in months that we can finally head into our favourite pubs for a staple in British dining; the Sunday roast.

While many pubs offered takeaway roasts during lockdown, and some have had outdoor dining since mid-April, this is the first weekend we can head inside pubs following the loosening of restrictions on Monday.

Heading to the pub for Sunday lunch is one of things people have missed the most during lockdown; putting on their Sunday best to head to the pub with friends or family to sit down and enjoy a roast, Yorkshire pudding and vegetables, all served with a healthy helping of gravy.

Lots of venues will already be fully booked with diners itching to get back inside, but here is a rundown of six of the best pubs across the district for a Sunday dinner, according to Trip Advisor reviews.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The White Horse in ThorntonThe White Horse in Thornton

The White Horse, Thornton

This rustic venue is an extremely popular spot for Sunday dinner drawing people from across the district and is in the top 20 of all restaurants in Bradford on Trip Advisor.

It offers a selection of roasts every Sunday for diners to enjoy, as well as other dishes for those who don’t fancy a roast (if such a person exists).

One reviewer said: “I was introduced to this place over 30 years ago by a colleague who lived in a nearby cottage.

“It’s amazing that they can maintain such a high standard over such a long period. This is probably the best Sunday lunch I've had.”

Another added: “Enjoyed Sunday lunch here recently for myself and hubby.

“Excellent, attentive service and great food. Whopping Yorkshire puds on top of great tasting roast beef. Hubby had hake in a sauce which he described as sublime. Lovely place - very busy, which speaks for itself. Will definitely return!”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bingley's Brown Cow pubBingley's Brown Cow pub

The Brown Cow, Bingley

Tucked away by the River Aire, the Brown Cow has been a popular venue in Bingley for more than a century, and has a great selection of Timothy Taylor beers to wash down your dinner.

One reviewer said: “We had Sunday lunch, it was very good. The roads ham in particular was very good and succulent.

“We decided we could manage pudding and I had apple crumble. That too was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and we will be returning.”

Another person added: “Sunday lunch was excellent. Tender beef just tinged pink, good vegs and an excellent Yorkie. Extra gravy... no problem.

“Pudding of caramel & apple tart tartan served with ice cream, but I preferred custard...again, no problem. This is how service ought to be, but so often isn’t. Pleasant staff. Highly recommend.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Royal in Low MoorThe Royal in Low Moor

The Royal, Low Moor

The family run gastropub is a favourite in south Bradford, and kept busy during lockdown keeping regulars well-fed with takeaway roasts, but can now welcome people back inside.

One diner commented: “Once again chose the Royal for Sunday lunch, wasn’t disappointed at all.

“Both had roast dinners, can't complain. Service and atmosphere were top notch, finished off with sticky toffee & custard to share, cake freshly made to taste. Can recommend, go and try you won't be disappointed.”

Another customer said: “I had the Sunday Roast which tasted like it was cooked at home and was certainly the best Sunday Roast I have had in any restaurant; my friends had the lasagne and the steak burger and were both delighted; we will be back soon.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Seven Steps in PudseySeven Steps in Pudsey

Seven Steps, Pudsey

Not strictly Bradford but well worth it’s inclusion, the modern bar-restaurant Seven Steps is the top ranked restaurant in all of Pudsey, and its roasts live up to that rating.

“This is a true gem in Pudsey,” one reviewer said, “it’s a wonderful, joyous experience not to be missed and truly worth a visit as you won’t be disappointed!

“I have to add the Sunday Roasts at £10.95 are a belly busting gourmet feast! Love it!”

Another customer said: “I went here today for the first time with my wife and parents after a recommendation.

“We all had a Sunday roast which was beautiful. The service was brilliant and all the staff were so friendly.

“I would highly recommend this place for food and drink. Will definitely be going back. Many thanks for a great afternoon.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Otley Road's Halfway HouseOtley Road's Halfway House

Halfway House, Baildon

Part of the Chef & Brewer chain, it boasts a menu of pub classics as well as more modern dishes, and this offering certainly keeps the punters happy.

One visitor said: “Had Sunday roast here with family. Excellent service from friendly staff making a real effort to comply with covid restrictions. Belly pork with the usual roast trimmings was very good.”

Another customer added: “My husband had slow cooked rib of beef roast which was cooked beautifully. All our dishes were lovely, best turkey I’ve had for a long time.

“Very nice clean restaurant, all the staff went above and beyond to look after us with the social distancing restrictions. Our waiter called Rob was very helpful and friendly and did everything he could to make it a pleasant experience. Would definitely recommend and will come back.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Chapel House in Low MoorThe Chapel House in Low Moor

Chapel House, Low Moor

The cosy Chapel House is a Greene King pub meaning there is always a range of food on offer, including it’s Sunday dinners which receive high praise.

One customer said: “The Sunday lunch at the Chapel House was delicious - my recommendation is to go for the 'Trio Roast' and sample all three of the meats. Roast potatoes and the gravy very, very nice!”

Another reviewer added: “We were looking forward to a lovely Sunday lunch with all the trimmings and we were not disappointed.

“Food was excellent service was good selection was great. And price was also very pleasing would definitely go again.”

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