The Sunday Roast. A symbol of Britain, a much loved British tradition and a delicacy that has to be tasted by those that travel to the land of green and plentiful.
While the debates regarding which meat should champion (is it beef, chicken or pork in your family?) will rage on throughout the ages, we can all agree that a fluffy on the inside, but crisp on the outside selection of potatoes is the pinnacle of the meal. Undercook and you’re left with a soggy mess, overcook and you’re left with charcoal!
Now, here at Willerby, we LOVE Sundays. They're our official favourite day of the week. We honestly believe that Sundays should only be enjoyed doing one of two things: relaxing in your favourite pub with a glass of ale or, just as relaxing, devouring sandwiches and cakes in a classy afternoon tea establishment before returning home to chill out in your holiday home
Sundays though are starting to get quite expensive. In the past a slab of meat and fluffy potatoes would set you back mere pennies. Nowadays you’re looking upwards of 15 quid. Extortionate!
To help you figure out how much you should be paying for a roast in your region or city, we’ve had the busy bees at Willerby HQ analysing the data. Poring over all your favourite Sunday Roast and Afternoon Tea venues, we’ve collated every price for the top establishments in each region and city of the UK.
To find out how we collected the data and created the average price for each city and region, read our Methodology at the bottom of this article.
The Cheapest Region for a Sunday Roast is Wales
Known for its rich history and culture, it was the land of mountains and dragons that came out as the cheapest region in the UK to order a roast.
Picking up an average price of £11.69, Wales is £1 cheaper than any other region in the UK.
To view the average price in your area click on the region using the interactive map below.
The Most Expensive Region for a Sunday Roast is Greater London
As the home of the most expensive commercial rents in the UK, it will be no surprise to learn that London is the most expensive region in the UK to order a Sunday roast.
What may surprise you though, is the sheer massive price difference from other regions in the UK. Coming in at an average price of £19.81, London was over £4 more expensive than any other region in the UK.
(See the full interactive map here: https://prezi.com/view/zE1POmCRXm5EI6nkbFOs/)
The Cheapest Region for Afternoon Tea is the East Midlands
Home to the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, the impressive Sherwood forest and, of course, the hero that is Robin Hood, not only is the East Midlands a fantastic region to enjoy afternoon tea but it is also the cheapest.
With an average price of £16.37, the East Midlands is just over 80p cheaper than any other region in the UK.
The Most Expensive Region for Afternoon Tea is London
Again, it’s not really a surprise that London came out as the most expensive region for afternoon tea in our analysis. What may surprise you though is the average price of an afternoon tea in London. The region stacked up at nearly double the price of any other region in the UK, coming in at an average of £42.11. Wow.
(See the full interactive map here: https://prezi.com/view/5q5SQ92Ge92axyOMBTxE/)
The Cheapest City for a Sunday Roast is Swansea
After the regional analysis it will be no surprise to learn that Wales’ second city in Swansea was the cheapest city in the UK to grab yourself a Sunday roast.
Totalling a mere £12.81, a Swansea Sunday roast is a bargain compared to other cities in the UK.
The Most Expensive City for a Sunday Roast is London
There seems to be a theme emerging: London is expensive! Totalling up at an average of £19.81, the city is over £2 more expensive than any other city in the UK for a Sunday roast.
(See the full interactive map here: https://prezi.com/view/N4iNVLcrho4FFgyecsRc/)
The Cheapest City for Afternoon Tea is Nottingham
Nottingham can lay claim to a range of interesting and intriguing facts. It was the city that discovered Ibuprofen. It is the home to world’s first (and probably only…) goose festival. It hosts Europe’s biggest antique fair. Most importantly though, it can now claim to be the cheapest city in the UK for afternoon tea.
With an average afternoon tea cost of £13.46, Nottingham is £3 cheaper than Newcastle (£16.74), Leeds (£17.08) and Cardiff (£17.23).
The Most Expensive City for Afternoon Tea is London
Hold your breath, sit down and pour yourself a stiff drink; as you may want to re-mortgage your home if you ever want to eat out in London. Coming in at an eyewatering total of £42.11 for an Afternoon Tea, London’s average is double the price of any other region.
(See the full interactive map here: https://prezi.com/view/qW2T0FCxH02YTdYWvL0u/)