I can’t believe that after multiple visits to Epcot, we have never been inside the Rose and Crown Pub. I decided we should enjoy a meal here on our recent trip, so we booked a lunch time slot to take a break from the heat of the day.
The Rose and Crown Pub Dining room is also a great location to watch Illuminations at night. If you can get a table on the balcony around 8pm, then you’re in for a great view when the fireworks start at 9pm.
Where Is The Rose And Crown Pub?
As you walk through Epcot and get to the start of the World Showcase, the United Kingdom Pavilion is the second pavilion after Canada if you walk anti clockwise. It’s a short walk from the beginning of the World Showcase, and not too far a walk if you’re arriving from the International Gateway.
Getting To The Rose And Crown Pub Dining Room
If you are travelling across from Hollywood Studios, you can either walk or take the friendship boat. The boat will dock just by the International Gateway. You can also arrive by car or bus at the front of Epcot park and walk through Future World towards the World Showcase.
Rose and Crown Dining Room Menu
Being in the United Kingdom Pavilion, you can expect to see a lot of traditionally English and Welsh recipes on offer. One of the more popular dishes is the fish and chips that appeared on lots pf people’s plates around the room when we were there.
Being on the Disney Dining plan, we were entitled to an entree, dessert and a drink, which included an alcoholic beverage for guests over 21 years of age.
I think Hubby already knew he was going to have the fish and chips, so I decided to order something a little different. There were choices of curry, cottage pie, burgers, or sausage and mash. I decided to go for the Welsh burger in the end as it sounded intriguing with crispy leeks on the top, something I had never experienced on a burger before.
The dessert choices were also typically English, including sticky toffee pudding, chocolate nougat bar, rice pudding and trifle.
Gluten Free at The Rose and Crown
We did look at the gluten free menu in the Rose and Crown, and my mother in law opted for the baked fish. She was a little disappointed as the plate literally contained some plain baked fish and chips. Our meal took a lot longer to arrive because they were obviously cooking the fish for us. She said it was tasty, but it didn’t look half as appealing as the battered fish and chips did.
There is a substantial allergy friendly menu available at the Rose and Crown dining room however, and I think she would have just preferred to choose something else in hindsight.
We checked in slightly early for our reservation as we were close to the United Kingdom Pavilion. Despite being told we may have to wait until our allotted time, we were seated quite quickly. Our table was inside, which actually was a welcome relief from the heat as it was a very hot day.
Our serve arrived quickly and was very friendly. I did think the tables were quite close together in our section, as we were almost sitting next to the next table of four people.
Drinks were brought over quickly and our orders went through quickly. Despite waiting due to the baked fish, our meals were all huge and welcome when they were brought out.
The fish and chips had an amazing crispy batter and the chips on all the plates were delicious. My Welsh burger was cooked to perfection and was so tasty. I almost couldn’t finish it, but also know I was going to want to make room for dessert.
Our dessert choices were a sticky toffee pudding and the Chocolate nougat bar. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a little bit like a millionaire’s shortbread biscuit with some caramel, nougat and some jam and chocolate. It was really tasty.
Our whole meal lasted for around ninety minutes, and we were ready to leave before our bill was paid. We did seem to wait a long time to get our bill after asking, but perhaps it was a busy time in the restaurant.
I loved the theming in the dining room, with plenty of plates on the wall, and typically British decoration on the walls. You really could be in a pub in the deepest darkest England.
Our whole meal was one table service credit on the dining plan, and a good use of the dining plan I think. The food was all cooked well and we all would return.