A Sunday roast in the pub has been named the sixth most unmissable UK experience.

Lonely Planet has named the UK's top experiences in a new ranked list of the 500 most memorable, beautiful, surprising and compelling experiences to be had across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

And among those experiences is roast dinner in a pub.

The book states: "Fewer and fewer people in Britain start Sunday with a trip to church but the roast lunch is still a lock. For visitors, it's a must-do experience.

"It doesn't matter whether you're in a centuries-old, windowless pub in London or a large country inn with tables sprawling over a lawn, you'll be among friends and families laughing, drinking beer and tucking into plates of hot sliced roast beef or pork, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and assorted vegetables, all slathered in gravy.

"Warming, filling and indulgent, it's comfort food par excellence but, more than that, it's a reassuring experience, a weekly ritual where the nation stops time, staves off the start of the working week and lives in the moment. Grab a plate and take your fill."

Lonely Planet's VP of Experience, Tom Hall, said: "Lonely Planet's Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist brings together the UK's most compelling sights and experiences, ranging from world - class museums and giant cathedrals to rollicking festivals, inky lochs and tiny pubs."

Other experiences to get a mention are London's British Museum, the Roman Baths in Bath and Hadrian's Wall.