Drinks and Appetizers at Epcot's Rose & Crown Pub

The Rose and Crown in Epcot's UK Pavilion is a charming spot on the water's edge that's comprised of a pub and restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating. Whether you stop in pub side for a round, are having a family dinner, or make a reservation for drinks with friends; the leisurely atmosphere of the Rose & Crown makes it the the perfect place.

Rose & Crown Pub ExteriorRose & Crown Pub Exterior

On this excursion my traveling companions and I were seated inside in the dining room for an early dinner. I must admit that I had made reservations at Rose & Crown so that I could continue on my quest to try as many new cocktails as possible. Boasting the only full bar in Epcot, this Pub has an extensive menu that features not only a strong selection of ales, lagers, and stouts, but a small wine list, a variety of scotch, congac and port. The friendly bar tenders will also be happy to pull you a half and half pub blend, or mix you up one of the signature cocktails below:

  • Pimm's Cup - Pimm's No. 1 and Sprite $7.50
  • Leaping Leprechaun - Myers's Platinum Rum, Skyy Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Melon Liqueur, and Sweet-and-Sour topped with Sprite served in a Souvenir Cup $12.75
  • English Rose - Beefeater Gin, Apricot Brandy, Sweet Vermouth, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, and Cranberry Juice served in a Souvenir Cup $10.75
  • Welsh Dragon - Peach Schnapps, Melon Liqueur, Creme de Menthe, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice served in a Souvenir Cup $10.00



A Great Spot for Drinks with FriendsA Great Spot for Drinks with Friends

I had perused the Pub menu ahead of time and decided that I would give the English Rose a try. However after my distaste for the gin in the Scottish Raspberry Lemon Drop earlier in the week, I wasn't sure I would like it. However with the encouragement of one of my companions who offered to "pick up my slack," I decided to give it a go.

I wasn't expecting what came to the table to be quite so big, or so delicious! The English Rose is served in a 12 oz. souvenir mug that's filled with ice and filled to the brim with it's fruity red punch. Friendly and girlie, the English Rose is a cold fruity punch that goes down easy.

English Rose in a Souvenir CupEnglish Rose in a Souvenir Cup

With such drinkable cocktails, it was a good thing that we had ordered some starters. The tasty Scotch Egg is a "Golden-fried Hard-boiled Egg wrapped in Sausage Meat with Mustard Sauce" that's on the menu for $9.49. Typical picnic food since the 18th century throughout the UK, the appearance of the Scotch Eggs at Rose & Crown are "elevated" with some croutons, frisee, and pretty plating.

Scotch EggScotch Egg

We also tried the fabulous Trio of United Kingdom Cheese with Accompaniments for $9.99. I would have loved a larger version of this cheese plate to share with the table. As a fan of candied nuts, sharp hard cheese, and a good pickle, it was one of my favorite things to eat during my whole vacation. This trip to the Rose & Crown absolutely recharged us before heading off to the Magic Kingdom for the Halloween Party and may have bumped it up for me to to becoming a mid-afternoon Epcot staple.

Trio of United Kingdom CheeseTrio of United Kingdom Cheese

The UK Pavilion's Rose & Crown is a popular spot to book an advanced dining reservation just prior to the Illuminations fireworks. Though there's no guarantee, many guests take a chance on patio seating. It's a risk, but if your mission is accomplished, the reward is gorgeous. The Disney Food Blog recommends "booking a reservation for around 7:30pm and requesting a patio table at the podium." Illuminations doesn't begin until nine, so you have plenty of time to wait to get one of those prime outdoor tables.

Rose & Crown Front PatioRose & Crown Front Patio

Thanks so much to the Disney Food Blog for the exclusive use of their patio seating pictures. Have you been to the Rose & Crown recently? Do you have a favorite drink from this traditional pub? Leave a comment and let us know!

Barbara wrote on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 02:27:

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Love this place - relaxing inside and out!

Skunk wrote on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 22:54:

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Love the Rose and Crown. (Tutto Gusto has a full bar as well)

Chrid wrote on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 19:09:

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Loved the place. Lunch with family. Cold beer and the works. Lovely waiting staff, very pleasant and quick. Keep up the marvelous work Rose & Crown. We will return.

Jake wrote on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 17:47:

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Great Scotch, AND they'll make you car bombs if you ask nicely!

DJ Ty wrote on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 23:45:

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Thanks for the post. We just added the Rose & Crown to our trip in March.

The Scotch Eggs look yummy!!

Karen wrote on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 11:17:

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wow looks lovely seating overlooking the lake and the food looks delicious too

Being from the UK we've never eaten at the Rose n Crown (although my hubby has enjoyed a pint or two)

It's definitely on my to do list next time we have the dining plan!!

XxX

Lauren wrote on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:24:

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Your review was fun, but next time, you must try the English Bulldog for your snack...Oh man is it gooood. You'll need a knife and fork for this dog....It's a substantial bun with a banger sausage, split with buttery creamy whipped potatoes piped in and around it, melted cheddar, spicy mustard, and 2 strips of bacon on top....Please, try this!

Kendra wrote on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:37:

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My husband loves the Black and Tan at the Rose and Crown and I think their Piña Colada is the best I've had anywhere! It's not overly sweet and very creamy. We can't wait to return.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 15:06:

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You git it Lauren, that's on my list for our next trip!

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