Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Best Dorset Roast

PUBLISHED: 08:59 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:11 07 October 2016

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Best Dorset Roast

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Best Dorset Roast


This relatively new category champions one of the nation’s favourite dishes. Here we announce the winner of Dorset Magazine’s Best Dorset Roast 2016


The Kings Arms, Portesham

Readers loved the Sunday roasts at this popular village pub, one reader even confessed that the roast here was better than they get at home! “There’s always a great choice of local meats, and we’ve enjoyed a big plate of extra pork crackling the last few times,” said another. Readers also said the Sunday Sharers Roast Joint of beef, lamb, pork or prime rib which is cooked to your preference and carved by you at your table was a nice touch for a family gathering. “The roast potatoes are possibly the best I have ever tasted.” said one reader.

The Larder House, Southbourne

Dreary Sundays become shiny happy times at the Larder House according our readers who said that their wood fired oven roasts are the best. On the menu is slow cooked lamb shoulder, 28 day aged top side of beef with Yorkshires, half a free range roast chicken with pigs in blankets, overnight cooked ham hock, and an interesting veggie option of aubergine Charlotte. Readers said the meat quite literally falls off the bone and they enjoyed the crisp potatoes, seasonal and wood roasted veg and generous portions.

”Slow cooked in a wood fired oven over night – these roasts are to die for! Some people have even said it’s better than mum’s roast!” declared one reader.

And the winner is…

The White Post, Rimpton

The Sunday roast is raised to legendary status at the White Post, Rimpton, who won Best Dorset Roast at our awards last year. Readers described this as a memorable experience where local roast rib of beef, roast lamb, loin of pork and pot roast chicken are all served on a trencher board for everyone to tuck into. This is accompanied by dripping cooked roast potatoes, parsnips and carrots, seasonal veg such as slow cooked red cabbage and cauliflower cheese, huge homemade Yorkshire puddings and proper gravy made with real meat juices. “This is a cracking roast lunch that brings the family together, a real crowd pleaser! Delicious Dorset produce all served up on a large board, it’s just the best roast dinner I’ve ever eaten,” declared one very satisfied reader.

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Best Dorset Roast was sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers

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