33 Valley Road, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 7SL

Finding the Best Sunday Lunches in Derbyshire – What To Look For in Top Pub Grub

Are you looking for the best Sunday lunches ‘near me’? It’s likely you’ve considered heading to a pub or two – after all, traditional pubs tend to offer a fantastic variety when it comes to home-cooked cuisine.

We all have our own expectations when it comes to pub grub and even more so when it comes to Sunday lunches! Sunday dinners are practically sacred to many of us, and therefore we expect only the best. But what exactly should you expect from a quality pub Sunday lunch – and what should you be looking for?

The freshest ingredients 

The best meals start with the best ingredients – and of course, the best ingredients are the freshest ones! Here at the Tickled Trout, we pride ourselves on always offering the freshest food possible to our customers, ensuring the best quality dishes and exceptional taste.

Even our fish is caught the same day that it is served! While some pubs will rely on frozen and dried foods, we believe that our customers deserve the very best, which is why we strive to serve you fresh – in fact, our menus frequently change based on the best ingredients in season. So, whether you choose the roast beef or roast pork it comes with Yorkshire pudding, glazed carrots, tenderstem broccoli or a general selection of our seasonal vegetables, you can rest assured that every ingredient on the plate is as fresh as could be! That way, you know that what you are eating is season-appropriate and has been specially picked for you! 

Local ingredients 

Of course, in order to ensure that we have the freshest ingredients possible, the vast majority of our meat, vegetables, and more are locally sourced! We are proud to have built long-lasting relationships with all of our vendors, and we are proud to support local businesses and suppliers.

Nearly every ingredient on your plate can be traced to a local vendor, who may even be sitting across from you in the pub! This way, not only do we get the best ingredients, but the Tickled Trout can also help by being a part of our local economy. Therefore, you are just as much a part of the community by eating our delicious food as we are by serving it. 

Quality in preparation and care

So, you know that the Tickled Trout serves only the best, fresh ingredients. But did you know that we are also an award-winning pub? Our team of exceptional chefs has been recognised for their fantastic recipes and attention to detail. Each meal we create takes time and care – meaning you can always be sure you’re tasting the best pub grub cuisine that the local area has to offer.  

All of your favourites – and something new, too!

We know that, sometimes, all you are looking for is a good, home-cooked, traditional pub dish. We have precisely what you are looking for, from fish and chips to warm meat pies – and Sunday roasts that will remind you of home on each and every visit.

Good pub food should warm your soul and taste like the meals you’d enjoy at home through years gone by. It does not have to be fancy, extreme, or even slightly out of the ordinary to make a delicious impact. In fact, with the right ingredients and the best team of chefs looking after you, even the simplest dish can be exactly what you’re looking for.

At the Tickled Trout, we make sure to listen to customer feedback. That’s why we’re proud to present a wide variety of cuisines and tastes to appeal to all dietary requirements – and taste buds, too!

If there is any way in which we can help to make your visit that little bit tastier or even more welcoming, all you have to do is let us know. We’re pleased to present a raft of options for starters, main courses, and desserts that will keep you coming back for more. What’s more, we are well-loved as a go-to for pub grub and other delights in the heart of Derbyshire.

So, whether you are looking for premium-quality gourmet meals or a simple dish to satisfy your cravings, you will find it all here at the Tickled Trout.

A classic British pub

When looking for “the best Sunday lunches Derbyshire,” you will most likely be focusing on the food, as have we thus far! However, what makes a great pub Sunday roast is more than just the food. It goes beyond the roast beef, crispy roast potatoes, honey-roasted carrots, pork belly, cauliflower cheese, beef sirloin, pan gravy, and, yes, even beyond the fluffy Yorkshire puddings!

It’s just as much about where you eat it! And, while the Tickled Trout may be a well-known gastro pub, don’t worry, you don’t have to show up in a tux and tie! The Tickled Trout is, first and foremost, a classic British pub. That means that once you walk through the front door, you are home. Yes, we serve great food made from quality produce and fantastic drinks, but we do it as every pub should! With warmth, a smile and a friendly welcome.

So, whether you are in the restaurant section of the pub with one of our famous Sunday roast dinners, in the bar section with a glass of wine or a fine beer in hand, or outside, enjoying all of the above with beautiful views of the Peak District, you will never feel more at home than you do here! 


Whether you want a classic roast dinner, more of a vegetarian option with seasonal greens, classic root vegetables or a ratatouille, a pizzas or dayboat fish in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, you could not do better than to pick a seat at one of the local’s favourite places, the Tickled Trout!

Our Sunday lunch menu runs every Sunday from 12 to 4. For further details or to book your table now and reserve your Sunday dinner with us, call us at 01142891111 or email us at dine@tickledtroutbarlow.com.

In fact, if you’d like to check out what we typically have available for our famous Sunday lunches, then download and read our menu for more information.

Please note that our online Sunday lunch menu is a sample menu and that this varies slightly each week.


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