A popular stop for those Drinking Around the World, and one of my favorite places on property to grab a drink, is the Rose and Crown Pub. Connected to the Rose and Crown Restaurant, there is something for everyone here.
When you first enter the pub, you’ll notice that it’s not very big. Even more so than La Cava del Tequila, seating is at a premium here. A few tables line the wall where the windows are and directly across the path lies the bar, which has no stools. We stopped by at Christmas, thus the lovely garland.
While there are not a lot of tables and chairs, the bar is relatively comfortable to stand at. However, if you’d prefer to sit and enjoy a couple of drinks or a quick snack, your best bet is to go by early in the day. We often make this one of our first stops at World Showcase when it opens and have had good luck with getting a table then. There is some additional seating outside, but no respite from the Florida heat can be found there.
Most stop by the Rose and Crown for the beer and pub blends.
As you can see, there are some excellent choices, but for those who have a hard time deciding what to have, you might go with the Imperial Sampler which includes samples of Bass, Harp, Strongbow, Boddington’s and Guinness.
My personal choice for many years when we stopped by the Rose and Crown was to have a beer and fish and chips. But this past Christmas, on the 12 Drinks of Christmas quest, I made it a point to give one of the cocktails a try. It was hard to choose, but I ultimately went with the Welsh Dragon as listed below.
I am happy to say the Welsh Dragon is now one of my favorite drinks at Walt Disney World. I know some might be put off by the creme de menthe, but it’s pretty subtle and the ingredients actually made for a delicious combination. Not only tasty, this was a beautiful drink.
If you are a scotch fan, there is a nice selection of it, including two scotch flights. They also serve a limited menu of pub fare. My favorite item on the menu is the fish and chips, which are a smaller portion to the ones sold in the restaurant, and similar in size to the ones served outside at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop. While I have never tried one, I hear the Scotch Eggs are pretty good as well.
The Rose and Crown Pub opens around 11:30 a.m. each day, but its closing hours vary so check while you’re at the park. If you find yourself in at Epcot in the early evening, the Rose and Crown has live entertainment as provided by the “Hat Lady” so you might stop by for one of her shows.
The Rose and Crown Pub accepts Tables in Wonderland. For a couple additional photos, please see our photo gallery.
Rose and Crown Pub by SolGrundy used via Creative Commons.