Churchtown Padstow PL28 8ND (rickstein.com)The Beckford Arms, Tisbury“Local ales, cosy sofas and exceptional food make a perfect Sunday lunch,” says Joanna.
“Go for whole roasted chicken with all the trimmings for four or hire the private dining room and have a roast rib of 42-day aged beef for six.”Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6PX (beckfordarms.com) The Hand and Flowers, Marlow“You can’t go wrong with Tom Kerridge’s food at the only pub with two Michelin stars,” says Karen.
Sunday roasts are jolly and informal, accompanied by the papers and a roaring fire.
West End, Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3EZ (cotswoldswheatsheaf.com)Anchor & Hope“The Anchor & Hope in Waterloo is one of my favourite relaxed haunts,” says Karen.
“Warm and inviting, full of families, friendly staff, laid back music and a roaring fire, the roasts (from £13) are large and consistently good.
They’ll even do a whole roast suckling pig if you order in advance.” 35-37 Stanley Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6NP (uk)At the Chapel, Bruton Smart restaurant in a former chapel; the dining room is spacious and light.
It’s that time of year where you’re probably planning your holidays and dreaming about escaping to tropical climes. Bank holidays - so-named because banks, government offices and most business are closed - are actually different to public holidays though.
Of course, holiday allowance is precious, so you’ve got to take those days wisely. There are technically four bank holidays in England, Wales and Ireland: Easter Monday, Whit Monday, the first Monday in August Boxing Day in England and Wales and St Stephen's Day in Ireland.