There's not much quite as satisfying as enjoying a roast on a cold winter's day.

Sometimes though, the effort required to cook a big meal for the whole family and tackle the clean up afterwards, is just too much.

With this in mind, we've turned to Tripadvisor and compiled a list of the top 5 pubs in Somerset serving up a cracking roast dinner, according to the ratings and reviews in the travel website.


Fork 'n' Ale Taproom & Kitchen

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Where: 18 Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UG
Rating: 5/5

One reviewer wrote: "Already absolutely loved this place but today they out did themselves.

"Absolutely hands down the best roast in Weston-super-Mare. Meat was tender and delicious, sides were flavourful and hot and the beer is fantastic as always. Really glad and impressed they have English wine on the menu too. Chilled on a sunny day it's stunning.

"We also got a fantastic and friendly welcome from all the staff who were very accommodating of our needs (boisterous 2-year-old).

"I'd recommend this place to any and all. Locals and visitors alike. Can't wait to return."

Another said: "Absolutely flawless. Fast service, incredible food, a good choice of beers and reasonably priced.

"Went on Sunday for a roast, had the pork and the portion sizes were perfect. Food cooked beautifully!

"Staff were attentive, personable and fast, couldn't have asked for better service.

"Beer choices were brilliant, and served wonderfully!"

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Cafebar 21

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Where: 21 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY
Rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer wrote: "Had a lovely family meal here in December for my uncle’s 60th birthday. There were 14 of us for Sunday lunch. Cyril cooked for us and Deano looked after us. The service was welcoming & friendly.

"The food was excellent. Hearty tasty Sunday lunches with exceptional Yorkshire puddings & wonderful cauliflower cheese. Cyril brought us out a bowl of roast meet ends & pork crackling as a treat; both of which were amazing. They also brought out a bowl of chopped sausages for our dogs! Will definitely be back!"

Another said: "Booked Sunday Lunch for 3 of us lads staying at Butlins weekender. Really great atmosphere and fab staff.

"Lunch was superb! Had a mix of beef and turkey, with fresh veg, proper Yorkshire pud and lashings of great gravy. The boys finished of with salted caramel cheesecake!

"If we come back to Minehead it will be our go to for food."

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The Arrow

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Where: The Forum, Yeovil BA21 3TL
Rating: 4/5

One reviewer wrote: "Came here for Sunday carvery with my family there was so much to choose from we did not go hungry, we even joined in the meat draw with some of the locals that made us very welcome we will definitely come to the carvery again."

Another said: "The Sunday carvery was fantastic. We arrived at the arrow not needing to book which was a pleasant surprise.

"The choice is very good giving a choice of meats and seasonal vegetables.

"We were pleasantly surprised, the food was delicious. The gravy perfection and the roast potatoes perfectly cooked light and fluffy with a crispy outer.

"Absolutely gorgeous, we would highly recommend."

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Raddys Cafe Bar

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Where: 14 Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1AU
Rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer wrote: "Great place to come and chill, sitting outside sipping a cold beer and watching the world go by.

They had live music on Sunday afternoon which we really enjoyed (80s were our era).

"Decent food served by friendly staff with a chilled out ambience; we enjoyed coming here during our visit to WSM."

Another said: "On recommendation ordered a Sunday Roast delivery. Wow absolutely superb, fresh vegetables pork was excellent, good quantity highly recommend. Delivered bang on requested time."

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The Royal Oak

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Where: 43 High Street, Nailsea BS48 1AS
Rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer wrote: "Had a small family get together last Sunday evening to celebrate a 95th birthday. Greg organised the table and made us very welcome.

"The Roasts and desserts were lovely and the Pub staff were friendly. Thanks again Greg, we'll be back soon."

Another said: "Took my great uncle and family out for a meal and it couldn’t have been better. My great uncle loved it, and my mum finished a meal for the first time in years. They cannot wait to go back for another Sunday Roast."

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