THE time has come for the Journal to reveal the winner of our North Devon’s Best Sunday Roast competition.
We were inundated with nominations from more than 100 pubs, cafés and restaurants across North Devon.
The four most popular places as voted for by Journal readers were visited by a judging panel this month.
We are proud to announce that the Barnstaple Hotel scooped first prize.
Runners up were The Bell Inn at Chittlehampton, Ilfracombe Golf Club and The Merry Harriers near Bideford.
Barnstaple Hotel is part of the Brend Hotels group. Director Justin Brend said the whole family were pleased to have won the competition.
He said: “Myself and all of the Brend family are delighted to have won the best Sunday roast award.
“It is a true credit to our managers, chefs and staff at the Barnstaple Hotel for their dedication and professionalism.
“Of course we would like to especially thank all of our customers who voted for us.
“We would also like to thank the North Devon Journal for putting on this competition and for their continued support for the leisure and tourism industry of North Devon.”
Each establishment was marked on the same criteria which included food quality, vegetables and accompaniments, puddings, drinks, value for money, service and cleanliness.
Succulent meat, crunchy vegetables and crispy, golden potatoes were just some of the elements you consider made the perfect Sunday roast.
You weren’t shy in singing the praises of the array of eateries in the area.
Establishments which were nominated:
Bell Inn, Chittlehampton
Ilfracombe Golf Club
Royal Exchange, Torrington
Merry Harriers, Bideford
The Barnstaple Hotel
The Green Dragon, Langtree
Kings Arms, Georgeham
Portmore Golf Park, Barnstaple
Park Hotel, Barnstaple
The Riverside, Braunton
Libbaton Golf Club, High Bickington
Barkers Restaurant, Bideford
Bell Inn, Parkham
Pyne Arms, East Down
Hele Billy’s Bar and Restaurant, Ilfracombe@
The George Hotel, Braunton
Quackers Restaurant, George and Dragon, Combe Martin
Manor House Café, Ilfracombe
Country Cousins, Westward Ho!
Castle Inn, George Nympton
Williams Arms, Wrafton
Ebrington Arms, Knowle
The Crown, West Down
Rolle Quay Inn, Barnstaple
Lily Mays, Lynton
Thank you to all our readers who took the time to nominate their favourite places to tuck into a Sunday roast.