Pub's Sunday Roast is so popular it has a THREE YEAR waiting list

Bristol pub’s Sunday roast is so popular it has a THREE-YEAR waiting list for £10 lunch made with locally- sourced meat and veg grown in customers’ allotments

  • Award-winning Bank Tavern in Bristol’s City Centre is booked up until April 2023
  • One course of beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian option served with roast potatoes, swede puree, Yorkshire pudding, leeks and seasonal veg costs £9.95 
  • Landlord also serves deer and rabbit he catches himself, while regulars chip in with surplus veg served in their allotments 

A pub’s roast dinner has such rave reviews there’s a three-year waiting list to get a table.

Punters wanting a seat at The Bank Tavern, in Bristol’s City Centre, will have to wait until April 2023 to try their award-winning Sunday Lunch.

But they won’t need to save up, as a roast at the 19th Century boozer is less than £10.

Punters wanting a seat at The Bank Tavern, in Bristol’s City Centre, will have to wait until April 2023 to try their award-winning Sunday Lunch.

One course consisting of beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian option served with roast potatoes, swede puree, Yorkshire pudding, creamy leeks and seasonal vegetables costs £9.95, while three course will set diners back £14.95.

All the meat is sourced locally from West Country farms, with the landlord occasionally serving rabbit or deer he caught himself, with regular customers also donating any surplus from their allotment to be served, according to The Sun. 

The Tavern only has seven tables with space for up to 40 diners, meaning the chefs cook around 160 roasts a week.

As it’s so busy, diners are asked to vacate their tables within an hour and 45 minutes.    


One course consisting of beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian option served with roast potatoes, swede puree, Yorkshire pudding, creamy leeks and seasonal vegetables is just £9.95, while three course will set diners back £14.95. All the meat is sourced locally from West Country farms, with the landlord occasionally serving rabbit or deer he caught himself, with regular customers also donating any surplus from their allotment to be served

A spokesman told the Sun: ‘There is nothing standard about our Sunday roasts.’

‘We don’t repeat the same menu and although we always have beef we also do pork, some vegetarian options and perhaps venison or poultry.

‘We change the starters and desserts weekly so the menu is never the same.’

The pub also serves fluffy Yorkshires with their Sunday roast which comes at the bargain price of £9.95

Last year, the pub’s roast was named the best in Britain by the Observer’s Food Monthly Awards, and it also topped the  2018 Bristol Good Food Awards. 

Speaking to the paper at the time, landlord Sam Gregory explained he wants to keep it a real community pub.

‘I don’t want to profiteer. My parents struggled to take us all out but they felt it was important. I never wanted price to be a barrier to good food,’ he explained. 

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