The Hungry Wanderers

Eating and exploring our way through the world

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on November 24, 2009

Due to us traveling with such a large group (up to 13 on some days), we decided to get reservations for our sit down meals while at Disney.  Having  a large group, we found that it was easiest to get reservations at our top choices during the lunch hour, so on Sunday we had our first sit down lunch at the Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room in the United Kingdom portion of Epcot.

We learned that the Rose & Crown is the only full service bar in all of Epcot.  While the other countries serve drinks and you can get them at outdoor stands, the only full bar is found here.  There is an indoor pub and then the check in for the dining room is outside.

We checked  in a few minutes early so they gave us a buzzer while they set up our table outside (it was a perfect day for an outdoor lunch!)

They didn’t lie.  The drink menu had everything from beer to wine to scotch and whiskey.

Being beer drinkers, we of course went with beers 🙂 From left to right (in the front) the beer drinkers had a Half & Half, a Boddingtons, and a Bass.  My dad also tried the Woodpecker Sweet English Cider.

Using the dining plan again, the Husband and I steered clear of any appetizers. My sister had a mixed greens salad which she enjoyed.

Her husband got the butter poached shrimp over barley risotto.  They loved this one!

My mom tried the potato leek soup and very much enjoyed her selection as well.

Then came the entrees!  My sister and I decided to share our dishes.  I ordered the Chicken & Mushroom Ragout (the Husband had this also).  It had grilled chicken, mushrooms, and peas in a gravy under a puff pastry.

My sister ordered the vegetable shepherd’s pie.  She ended up deciding she didn’t want either so I grabbed this up as it was AMAZING!  The shepherd’s pie had mushrooms, corn, asparagus, and spinach in a gravy under cheddar mashed potatoes.  On the side was mixed greens a huge grilled portabella mushroom.  This dish was so very good!

My family has gotten into our blogging and often offers to have their dishes photographed.  My brother went with the fish & chips

My dad had the bangars & mash

And my mom had the Cottage Pie (what I would consider a traditional shepherd’s pie).

Then, due to the dining plan, we went with dessert! I think the rest of the family was jealous that we had dessert the night before so a bunch of them ordered something to split.

Our friend Jeff went with the Bakewell Tart.

I had the Fruit Trifle.  It was listed as “no sugar added” and it was wonderful! No artificial sweeteners which is often the case with “no sugar added” items but my dad highly recommended it as his friends in England make it for him when he visits.  It was a great recommendation, especially since strawberries are one of my favorite fruits.

My parents went with the Sticky Toffee Pudding per recommendation from our waitress (who was from Ireland).

And then the Husband had the chocolate cake.  Since he’s wearing Disney’s “It’s my Birthday” pin, he also got a birthday card from the staff 🙂

All in all, this was a great choice! As we have experienced thus far, Disney has great food and great service! We can’t wait for our future reservations this week 🙂

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3 Responses to “Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room”

  1. lpskins said

    You’re family it too cute. No same in advertising your personal blog–none whatsoever. How the hell you manage two blogs I’ll never know. Are bangers the same thing as sausage? I hear irish and english men saying bangers and I’m at a loss. Help a sister out.

  2. Lisa said

    OOOOh that pub is adorable – and the food looks so delicious!

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