A pub in Cornwall has been chosen as being in the top 15 best Sunday roasts in Britain by National Geographic.

In the UK the roast dinner is often the highlight of Sunday, especially when it’s served up in a cosy pub, with local ingredients and a touch of contemporary flair.

Gathering together around a beautifully cooked joint of meat, with lashings of gravy, vegetables and billowing Yorkshire puddings, is, for many, the weekend’s social highlight.

And where better to do to this than the pub? Not only do you avoid the washing-up but, centuries after the French dubbed Brits les Rosbifs, you get to enjoy the roast at its most modern.

In recent decades, Britain’s best pub chefs have, by focusing on seasonal ingredients, rare-breed meats and painstaking preparations of roast potatoes or root vegetables, brought a fresh glamour to this Sunday afternoon ritual.

Throw in good beer, well-chosen wines and compelling meat-free options, and you have a meal that — in stark contrast to sometimes sad, home-cooked attempts — is a true celebration of British food.

National Geographic had chosen  a selection of the best in the game: characterful pubs serving champion roasts including the St Kew Inn, Bodmin, Cornwall.

The pub is described as being set in a verdant nook by the village church, its beer garden bordered by a stream, this 15th-century inn is idyllic.

The bar area particularly is a historic gem, complete with log-fire hearth. In both food and drink (St Austell Brewery beers, local gins, meats from butcher, Philip Warren), St Kew showcases Cornwall’s best produce.

A typical Kew roast might include sirloin with horseradish emulsion, Yorkshire pudding, beef-fat roasties, cauliflower cheese and greens. Roasts around £20. 

For more details go to https://www.stkewinn.co.uk/