With lockdown restrictions being lifted, lots of people around the country are now making plans to see friends, family members, and loved ones.

Normality is slowly making its way across all four corners of the UK and whilst international travel is off the cards (for now), there are still several places for Bucks residents, as well as those who live outside of the area, to enjoy what the county has to offer.

And has people have missed socialising in person, we have decided today, to focus on the top five places to visit in Bucks to eat a roast according to Trip Advisor.

Number 5, The Oak, Aston Clinton

Hidden away in the village of Aston Clinton near Aylesbury, The Oak has been regarded as one of the best places to go in the county for a roast dinner.

The 'go to' on their large menu is their very popular beef brisket, with the establishment also having a nut option.

They also provide roast lamb, chicken and pork, but these options are not always on the menu when Sunday comes along.

This reviewer on Trip Advisor said: “Staff here are warm and friendly and provide an excellent service.

“Had the roast dinner and could not fault it - it was the best I have eaten outside my own home.

“The amount of meat you got, which was beef brisket and perfectly cooked, was huge.

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The Oak in Aston Clinton

The Oak in Aston Clinton

“Accompanied by roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding which also were just the way I like them.

“I will definitely return to this establishment!”

For more information, visit www.theoakastonclinton.net.

Number 4, Three Oaks, Gerrards Cross

With an impressive 874 reviews on Trip Advsior, it is no surprise that the Three Oaks in Gerrards Cross is highly spoken of.

The Austenwood venue has been ranked as the second best restaurant in the town out of 21, and has a whopping 624 ‘excellent reviews’ and 169 ‘very good’ reviews.

Their roasts are also well-received with numerous people taking to the site to praise their popular dishes, as this person said: “So happy to have been back for the wonderful Sunday Roast.

This was our first time out since lockdown and as always it's a lovely welcome at The Three Oaks, we felt very safe with all social distancing in place, tables far apart and constant cleaning going on.”

One to try if you haven’t already.

Three Oaks in Gerrards Cross

Three Oaks in Gerrards Cross

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Go to www.thethreeoaksgx.co.uk for more.

Number 3, The Chandos Arm, Weston Turville

This hidden gem in Weston Turville is based a short drive away from Aylesbury and is known for their very friendly staff, high quality food and large garden space – perfect for all the friends and family as the summer months approach.

And of course, their Sunday Roasts are good too.

The Main Street pub is one of many venues in the numerous villages that surround Aylesbury, and with 164 ‘excellent’ reviews from the 257 they have accumulated, you know this is a place to try out, as their Sunday Roasts tend to be a big hit.

This person said: “Sunday roast was spectacular!

“Felt really Covid-safe which was great.

"Well laid out tables and lots of space to keep to two metres.

“Great venue for dinner and the food was amazing.”

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Chandos Arms in Weston Turville

Chandos Arms in Weston Turville

Visit www.thechandosarms.co.uk for more.

Number 2, The Squirrel Pub, High Wycombe

With 278 ‘excellent’ reviews out of 322, the Squirrel in High Wycombe is certainly one to visit if you are looking for a Sunday Roast to feast on.

On the website, they have a whopping 40 positive reviews regarding their roasts, with two users also describing them as good, and with a variety of options, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

This user said: “Had a delicious Easter Sunday roast lunch delivered on time and hot.

“The portion sizes were very generous and it was reasonably priced.

"I had the lamb, recommended.”

Why not try and give the Squirrel on Squirrel Lane a go?

Go to www.thesquirrelhighwycombe.co.uk.

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The Squirrel Pub in High Wycombe

The Squirrel Pub in High Wycombe

Number 1, The Cross Keys, Milton Keynes

It wouldn’t be a ‘best’ article if there wasn’t an establishment from Milton Keynes on the list, and to take the top spot, it is the Cross Keys on Newport Road.

With an incredible 1,559 reviews – 1,193 being ‘excellent’, the venue has been ranked as the fifth best restaurant in the town out of 297.

That’s very impressive.

They have got three menus with one being specifically for Sunday and on it, you can either have a roast chicken, pork, beef and lamb if you fancied it.

This user said: “We tried The Crosskeys for Sunday dinner and we weren't disappointed!

"Fantastic service, amazing food, great location in fact probably the best Sunday roast I’ve had.”

One to try out.

Visit www.crosskeysmiltonkeynes.co.uk for more.

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Cross Keys in Milton Keynes

Cross Keys in Milton Keynes