Welcome to our roast calculator!


Select your meat from the drop-down menu and type in your weight, for example, 1.2Kg - Beef (Medium), it will automatically work out our suggested timings (Minutes). Read our additional tips below and check your meat throughout cooking for the best results!


For our roast size guide click here











180oc for the whole cooking time

200oc For the first 20 minutes then 160oc for the remainder  

220oc for the first 20 minutes then 180oc for the remainder

220oc for the first 20 minutes then 160oc for the remainder

180oc for the whole cooking time 

200oc for the first 20 minutes then 180oc for the remainder

200oc for the first 20 minutes then 160 for the remainder

180oc for the whole cooking time


This Table is intended as a guide only

Hints & Tips 


The best way to check if your roast is done is by using a thermometer (these can be purchased from any good cookshop). Probe the meat in several different places aiming for the thickest part to get an accurate reading.


It is doubly important to check that poultry is cooked through. Always check twice in different areas of the bird and always take the lowest reading. If you find it is not cooked to the correct temperature, return it to the oven for longer.


Without a thermometer, the classic way to test is to push a spoon (or use a skewer) under the leg of the bird so that it pierces the skin, and inspect the juices that collect in the spoon. The juices should run clear; if there are traces of blood return to the oven allow 10-15 mins then test again.  

Beef, Lamb & Venison


Chicken, Duck, Goose & Turkey 


Centre Temperature

(Rare) 52oc

(Medium) 60oc

(Well done) 75-80oc






To make sure you get the perfect juicy roast, leave the joint to rest on a platter so the juices get a chance to settle and run back into the meat. Cover with foil to stop the heat escaping. Leave for 10 mins for a small joint, 20-30 mins for larger ones.

Waghornes Butchers is a high quality butchers, supplying free range, farm reared meat and game. We also stock a wide variety of delicatessen product, locally baked pies and fresh Hobbs House Bread delivered daily. We pride ourselves on supplying the best quality produce from farm to table.

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