We stopped by the Rose and Crown Pub last weekend and had a chance to try another one of their pub blends so I thought we’d take a closer look at what they offer.
Undoubtedly, the most well known, and I suspect the most popular, is the “Black & Tan.” Over the years, we’ve certainly had plenty of those. Another one that makes our list often is the “Snake Bite.” But on this visit, we decided to give the “Cider & Black” a try.
The Cider & Black is made from cider and black currant juice. I regret that I was too busy chatting with a fellow bar patron (he was very much interested in that beauty known as the Welsh Dragon) to pay attention to which cider they used, but I suspect it was the Strongbow. (If anyone knows for certain, I would love the clarification.)
The taste of this pub blend was quite good. I was happy to find that it wasn’t too overly sweet from the black currant juice, or anything more sweet than the usual cider taste anyway. There was just a hint of the black currant coming through and it made for a pleasant mix. I do expect this drink will make another appearance in my Epcot drink rotation soon.
Do you enjoy the pub blends at the Rose and Crown? What’s your favorite?