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Let's toast Sunday roasts as borough makes top 10

When it comes to traditional Sunday roast dinners, Solihull is...mustard.

Sarah Morris holds a roast dinner
Sarah Morris holds a roast dinner

When it comes to traditional Sunday roast dinners, Solihull is...mustard.

Residents have nothing to beef about when it’s time to serve Britain’s most famous meal as the town has been placed in the top 10 locations for serving the feast.

People in Solihull are more likely to serve up a proper Sunday dinner than almost anywhere else in the country – despite these loin times.

Locals come tenth in the national survey by supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, just behind neighbouring towns Leamington Spa and Tamworth. And the poll found the dish is served on average at 5.54pm.

Nationally, 80 per cent of people said they enjoyed a roast dinner, with Chelmsford, Essex, topping the list.

If you’re a fan of beef and other traditional joints, however, steer clear of Crewe, Cheshire and Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham. They’re the towns who are least likely to cook a roast.

Paul Broxton, general manager of the Boat Inn, in Catherine De Barnes, said: “The Sunday roast is a staple in many Solihull households, so we’re not surprised we’ve made the top ten.

“We’re always busy on a Sunday and have recently refreshed our menu to include eight Sunday roast dishes, from the traditional turkey breast to the more premium slow cooked rib of beef, in an effort to meet the diverse tastes of our diners.”

The top roast towns

1. Chelmsford, Essex
2. Rayleigh, Essex
3. Winchmore Hill, London
4. Norwich
5. Haywards Heath, W.Sussex
6. Aberdeen
7. Colchester, Essex
8. Tamworth, W. Midlands
9. Leamington, Warwick
10. Solihull

Towns least likely to cook a roast

1. Crewe, Cheshire
2. Stockton-on-Tees, Co Durham
3. Swansea
4. Cowley, Oxfordshire
5. Thorne, S. Yorks



Cathrina Hulse
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