Wanting to treat your dad on Father's Day is an important one - and since it's on a Sunday, what's better than going for a Sunday roast? 

Whether it's a traditional roast, a carvery or even something a bit more unique - we have pieced together the five best places for a Sunday roast in County Durham for Father's Day. 

The five best Sunday roasts in County Durham this Father's Day:

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall is a four-star rated, award-winning hotel in County Durham on the grounds of  Hardwick Country Park.

The hotel offers over 50 bedrooms - but also has a great offering when it comes to food. 

From traditional meals during the week, to Sunday roasts, this place is highly rated on both Google and TripAdvisor. 

One person who tried a Sunday dinner at the venue ranked it highly on TripAdvisor and said: "Went for Sunday Lunch to celebrate Birthday. Although we live close by this was our first visit.
Stunning hotel set in beautiful gardens. We had a drink in the bar while we studied the menu.
Ample choice to cover all requirements. We were shown through to the Dining Room. It was very busy, all the tables were taken. The food was superb. I enjoyed the Lamb which was perfectly cooked. My wife enjoyed the roast beef."

The Avenue

Avenue Street, High Shincliffe

As a traditional pub with a great food offering, this place scores highly online with customers. 

And what's more, is that The Avenue is offering a dedicated Father's Day carvery on Sunday (June 16) - booking is required, however. 

For those who have been to The Avenue before - reviews are of a high standard on TripAdvisor, with an impressed diner saying on TripAdvisor: "Excellent food from the lunch menu. Well prepared, and flavoursome and the portion size was just right for lunch time. The crumble and custard were very good. Everything was hot and well presented."

The South Causey Inn

Beamish Burn Road, Stanley

The South Causey Inn is a family-owned hotel with a ‘country feel’ family pub, restaurant, and cocktail bar and is recognised for its great service.

The hotel has 55 unique bedrooms and suites, from cosy en suite rooms to themed suites with private parking, luxury hot tubs, plush interiors, waterfall showers, private gardens, copper baths, and more.

However, for Father's Day, they have their traditional Sunday roasts that wow with customers.

One person who has been to the venue for a Sunday dinner said: "Always a warm welcome, with excellent attentive staff along with great food and an excellent, extensive menu, that ensures there is “just the thing” you fancy."

The Fox Cub

Durham Gate, Spennymoor, County Durham

As a chain pub - this venue offers a relaxed feel and is offering a Father's Day Sunday dinner menu for those in the area. 

Ranked as a great choice for people in this location in County Durham - it's in the list because it is a top pick online, both on Google and TripAdvisor. 

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One person who visited and was impressed with their service said on TripAdvisor: "Wow what a change we visited for Sunday Carvery and it was absolutely fantastic. Jack was very kind and couldn’t do more us."

The Countryman

Dunwell Lane, Bolam

The Countryman is a traditional country pub situated just off the A68 in the small village of Bolam - just outside Darlington. 

This place is the definition of a traditional pub - and it serves traditional Sunday dinners to go along with it as well - with rave reviews on TripAdvisor for The Countryman. 

One person who enjoyed their visit wrote on TripAdvisor: "Best Sunday carvery around. I booked a table even though there were only 2 of us and was so pleased I did otherwise we would have been turned away it was that busy. Choice of small, medium or large dinners. Great variety of meats and a great selection of vegetables including parsnips, turnip, mushy peas, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, also had potato skins, roast potatoes and mash potato."