BRAVO award winners for

Best Sunday Roast Brighton

Best Sunday Roast 2024

Where to find the best Sunday Roast Brighton has to offer is a question that whips the city into frenzied debate. Insider knowledge is whispered, passionate testimonials shared, and when news of a first-rate ‘Sunday session’ spreads, people will travel from Kemptown to Hove, or up a (very) steep hill, in hot pursuit.

Just reading the BRAVOS Top 20 Best Roast list will probably make your mouth water and stomach ache with hungry anticipation. You’ll find crispy, golden roasties, towering Yorkies, lashings of rich gravy and pitch-perfect mains at Brighton and Hove pubs and some great restaurants including some that offer a fine-dining version. Seasonal specials and locally sourced produce are lovingly prepared by great teams that honour the spirit of this weekly feast. Sticky toffee pudding for afters? Yes, please!

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First place

This welcoming, family-run, community pub in Patcham has swooped into the top spot winning the BRAVO for Best Roast in 2024. Its Sunday menu is a total crowd pleaser with all the favourite roast meat options plus a choice of delicious vegetarian mains served with a fabulous array of sides like cauli-cheese, garlic roasties and homemade yorkshire pudding. Of course, this is served with the unmissable Ladies Mile signature gravy. There are even meat combo options if you’re feeling a bit greedy or just don’t want to decide. The kids menu is thoughtful and appealing too and little ones will enjoy the play area in the kid-friendly garden, weather permitting. Part of the Golden Lion Group of pubs, The Ladies Mile offers cask ales, a wide range of lagers, ciders and wines to accompany their award winning roast and there’s always a delicious selection of tempting desserts to follow.

The Ladies Mile also placed in the Best Brighton Pub and Best For The Family categories.

Second place

The Windmill

The kitchen at The Windmill is run by Alberta’s. The darling of Brighton’s chefs and foodies, the menu is based on the idea that ‘fast food needn’t be trash’ and delivers a delicious selection of mouth watering Southern-style dishes. Alberta’s Sunday Roast is a spectacular highlight, boasting Brighton’s only ‘whole fry’ – an entire Southern-fried chicken served with all the trimmings. There will also be other mains like glazed pork belly, treacle cured beef or miso cauli steak. To start, order tempura pickles, Jersey oysters or chicken liver parfait – modern retro done right. And to finish, a sticky Guinness cake, an ice-cream sandwich or a plate of very good cheese. The 200 year old pub itself has a south facing sun trap, open fire, Toad table and stunning new first floor function room plus an awesome collection of local Sussex beers.This really is too good to be true.

The Windmill has also placed in the Best Brighton Pub and Best Team categories. 

Third place

The Cat Inn

An award winning roast is on offer at The Cat Inn, a gorgeous 16th century free house in the Sussex countryside.The place itself is a real draw, with two inglenook fireplaces under the historic beans, you’re invited to sit back and soak it all up. The food is cooked to order using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. On Sundays, there are options other than the roast but you’d have to be a bit mad to miss out. Top-quality roasted meats are served with honey and thyme roasted carrots, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted red cabbage and buttered hispi cabbage as standard. While the desserts – all crumble, rum baba, custard tart and clotted cream – will fill you with childish delight. This is the perfect spot for a winter roast and, if you’re there in the summer, you can enjoy the lovely terrace with a chilled glass of something you fancy. 

The Cat Inn has also placed in the Best Sussex Pub category.

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Best team
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Best Sussex pub
Best cafe
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Best int. cuisine
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Almost all Brighton pubs serve a Sunday roast. Here is a Brighton and Hove pub guide to give you choices:

The public voted in April 2023 for their favourite Sunday roast in the BRAVOs. The winner was The Geese in Hanover, with The Cleveland Arms runner up and Haus on the Hill third. 56,983 votes where cast in this years awards and here are all the winners

Options for a vegan roast in Brighton are summarised on this vegan and vegetarian roast round up.

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