The hunt is on for the best pub roast in Wales


The Bunch of Grapes pub, Pontypridd, was triumphant in the Best British Roast Dinner competition 2016. But will a Welsh pub lift the title again in 2017?

28.09.16 – Picture shows the team Natalie Phillips, Manager Gareth Hutt, Owner Nick Otley, Head Chef Tom Munton, Sous chef Rhys Coburn and Matthew Traylor at the Bunch of Grapes, a pub in Pontypridd, South Wales. The Bunch of Grapes Sunday roast dinner has been voted the best in the UK.


Nick Otley, owner of Bunch of Grapes, said: “We’ve always been busy, but since winning the Best British Roast Dinner competition we’re taking bookings for Sunday service weeks in advance. It’s inspired us to become even better.”


All pubs have to do to enter the national competition is fill in a short entry form explaining what makes their roast special at before 1 October 2017.


As well as crowning an overall winner, competition judges will once again announce regional winners for South England, North England, Midlands, Wales and Scotland – giving even more pubs the opportunity to become famous for their roasts.

Each of the regional winners will receive £2,500 of PR, with the exception of the national winner who will win £10,000 of PR support and the prestigious title of Best British Roast Dinner – a real bookings booster.


Now in its sixth year, the Best British Roast Dinner competition is part of British Roast Dinner Week. The campaign – sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions – calls on pubs to serve a roast every day of the week, as people up and down the country visit their locals to celebrate the UK’s favourite pub meal.