Is there anything more quintessentially British than a good old fashioned Sunday roast? Simple yet delicious, it’s a firm favourite amongst all ages and there’s something rather comforting about feasting on a hearty plate of home-cooked food, especially during the autumn and winter months.

If you’re not familiar with The Stand Off Irish Bar and Restaurant then you probably wouldn’t associate it with a traditional roast but prepare to be converted – we’re allowed one rugby pun! The team here proudly serve home-cooked food using the best locally sourced ingredients and their Sunday roasts are gaining something of a reputation.

For The Stand Off, sport is clearly a passion, especially rugby, but this passion extends to the hospitality and bountiful roasts on offer. With a selection of three locally sourced meats to choose from (beef, pork and turkey), along with a nut roast option, all roasts are served with a large Yorkshire pudding, parsnips, seasonal vegetables cauliflower cheese and lashing of gravy, you best come prepared with a big appetite. There’s even the option of extra veg should you feel you need to really pack in your five-a-day. Sunday roasts don’t have to be a complicated affair but when done right they leave that feeling in your stomach that you’ve eaten well and you possibly need a little time to relax after it. There’s a reason why they are enjoyed on Sundays after all!

Of course any Irish bar wouldn’t be one without a pint of the black stuff to wash down such a hearty meal and for those who are still in need of dessert to finish off proceeding then prepare yourself for some indulgence. Think sticky toffee pudding and hot chocolate brownie, the food Sunday’s (or any day in fact) are made for. No one here will judge you as eyes will either be engrossed on your food or fixed on the sporting action.

Come with friends and family or visit alone, what stands out in the Stand Off is a warm welcome extends to all who step foot inside. This is where good honest food and hospitality is served up in abundance. Just remember to bring your appetite.




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