Rose & Crown - Epcot
On St. Patrick's day, this year we made an impromptu stop at Rose & Crown Dining room for the eatDisney Challenge. This was another "it doesn't hurt to ask" trips, as we had been watching the My Disney App for reservations, but nothing was really available. Thankfully, they were able to accommodate a party of three! We had a great time and even enjoyed Illuminations from our table.
Rose & Crown is in the UK pavilion set on World Showcase Lagoon, but it may be a bit confusing for first timers, as there are three separate "locations" to this stop: the pub, the dining room, and a beer stand. In addition, there is also Yorkshire County Fish Shop next to this location. To help clear this up, the pub is just that, a place to order drinks with very few food options (scotch egg, fish and chips, banger and chips, chips, and crisps). The beer stand is where you can quickly pick up a few items on tap. If you are looking for a sit down meal, you will want to shoot for the middle (literally) of the three options, Rose & Crown Dining Room. The dining room seating is cozy inside with a large patio outside. The pub seating is also quite cozy with the bar taking up the majority of the space. From what we can tell, almost all beverages from the pub are available in the dining room.
In true St. Patrick's Day fashion, we tried the green things and corned beef and cabbage. We also checked out the "slightly" more expensive fish and chips. So I mentioned Yorkshire County Fish Shop before because it is the other fish and chips spot in the UK pavilion. Rose & Crown's dish is double the price of Yorkshire's, but for a good reason. Rose & Crown serves traditional Cod, where as Yorkshire serves Vietnamese Catfish. As we have tried both, we do like the Cod better, but in a pinch Yorkshire is a good quick meal.
There we so many great options at Rose & Crown. We loved the Yorkshire pudding and the potato and leak soup, but the Sticky Toffee Pudding was by far the best item we had. The warm vanilla custard, the "pudding" cake, and the buttered rum sauce - so good! Seriously, it melted in our mouths. Pretty sure we would go back just for this dessert.
We really enjoyed this location, as it was very kid friendly. We had an awesome waitress who was super sweet with our up too late, picky kid. Even though we finished our meal, we were able to stick around for an extra 15 minutes to see Illuminations. It was a great end to St. Patrick's Day.
On our plate...
- Fish and Chips
- Corn Beef and Cabbage
- Potato and Leek Soup
- Loaded Yorkshire Pudding
- Sticky Toffee Pudding
- English Trifle
Location Price Range: $3-55
Date Visited: 3/17/17
Tips and Overall Review
- If you can't grab a reservation, be sure to visit Yorkshire County Fish Shop for Fish & Chips, Victoria Sponge, or a quick pint.
- Do yourself a favor and order the Scotch Egg appetizer; this is quintessential pub grub!
- If you are not a fan of beer; don't worry! There is a nice selection of wines, sangria, scotch, scotch whisky, port, and more.
- If you can time things right, ask for an patio table to enjoy Illuminations during your meal. It took us around an hour and a half to eat, so plan accordingly.