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

Sometimes though, the effort required to cook the meal and tackle the clean up afterwards, is just too much.

With this in mind, we've compiled a list of the top 5 pubs in Hampshire that serve up a cracking roast dinner. Results are based on the reviews visitors have left on the travel website, Tripadvisor.

Daily Echo: The Bold Forester in Portsmouth has received great reviews. Picture: TripadvisorThe Bold Forester in Portsmouth has received great reviews. Picture: Tripadvisor


Brewhouse & Kitchen - Southsea

Where: 51 Southsea Terrace, Portsmouth PO5 3AU
Rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer wrote: "We were lucky enough to get a ‘walk in’ table today for lunch. Absolutely fantastic roast, great selection of drinks and very friendly & helpful staff."

Another said: "Ordered food and drinks via the QR Code, both delivered in a reasonable time so no complaints.

"One waitress, believe her name was Regina, was very attentive and actually gave eye contact when speaking to us. This is something that is rare to find nowadays, an asset and a pure credit to your team at this location. We couldn't praise her enough, please note that your other staff members were approachable too but Regina just stood out amongst them."

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Brewhouse & Kitchen - Southampton

Where: 47 Highfield Lane, Southampton SO17 1QD
Rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer wrote: "Just had a lovely Sunday roast. The pork was nice and tender. Really nice atmosphere. Great service from Fred and the rest of the team. We all left full up and smiling."

Another said: "Charlotte really went above and beyond with beer recommendations, checking we were okay, making sure our food was perfect- cannot fault her! The food was divine (Sunday roasts), the beers are exceptional- we've left with a keg and plans to return within the week!"

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Daily Echo: The Good Companions in Eastleigh has received high praise in their reviews. Picture: TripadvisorThe Good Companions in Eastleigh has received high praise in their reviews. Picture: Tripadvisor

The Good Companions

Where: 119 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DS
Rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer wrote: "Best roast dinner in ages. We have lamb and belly pork and the prices were very reasonable and portions were really good. Will be back again very soon."

Another said: "Really pleasant atmosphere, and the way they have adapted due to the current COVID restrictions is a credit to the all the staff and the team, very efficient and well run.

"Must have a mention for Angie and Daniela, who work endlessly.

"Great Food and definitely worth trying the roast dinner."

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Bold Forester

Where: 177 Albert Road, Portsmouth PO6 3DD
Rating: 4.5/5

One reviewer wrote: "We had lovely lunch here after doing our Christmas shopping in Portsmouth. We been here couple of times it’s always been good and all the staff are very polite and helpful."

Another said: "Stayed away for work. Came here 2 days running, and both days the food, customer service and entertainment were awesome. Would definitely recommend it if in the area. Want to thank Charis especially. Will definitely be returning next week."

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Royal Oak

Where: 27 Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7UG
Rating: 4/5

One reviewer wrote: "Today been here for a birthday lunch. We all had something different all where happy with food. Its freshly cooked and good potions and all round nice. The Sunday roast really nice and well worth the money. Staff where helpful and willing to help. I will be returning."

Another said: "Went in last Sunday to try the new roast off of the new menu and have to say WOW what an amazing improvement. The roast beef was delicious. My son had a BYO Burger and that looked amazing and he was very happy indeed. I popped in during the week on my lunch break to try the burger myself as I was jealous of my sons and oh my god it was amazing."

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