This week in A Taste of Disney, we will explore a restaurant that you may simply walk by and never really pay any attention.
This little cozy and old-fashioned setting is perfect to escape into a momentary UK getaway. Found in the World Showcase in Epcot®, Rose & Crown Pub is certainly a treat.
When you walk in to the pub, you are surrounded by English charm, stained glass windows, and the delicious aroma of food cooking in the oven.
I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant with friends a few years back. I was first a bit wary because I am a pretty plain eater, but was pleasantly surprised by my meal. My party didn’t have a reservation, but we were lucky enough to get a walk-in seat at the bar for lunch. We started off our meal with a cheese and fruit plate which was a refreshing combination of Mushroom Brie, Irish Cheddar and English Stilton cheeses with grapes, apples and sun dried cranberries. For my entree, I ordered the Bangers and Mash plate. It was a meal of traditional sausage, mashed potatoes, and gravy. It had a great deal of flavor, and I ate every last bit! One of my friends ordered the fish n chips basket and also thoroughly enjoyed his meal.
The Rose & Crown Pub menu includes additional items such as corned beef, cottage pie, grilled pork brisket, vegetable curry, and a UK burger. Might I also suggest pairing your meal with a tall, cold Guinness®! I haven’t had the pleasure of tasting the dinner menu at Rose & Crown Pub, but I hope to make my way back there for an evening meal soon! Be sure to check this spot out.
This week’s recipe is for the Cottage Pie at Rose & Crown Pub.
(Images from the author’s personal collection.)
Recipe from the Disney Food Blog and can be found here.
Walt Disney World’s Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room Cottage Pie Recipe:
Yield: 4 servings
1/4 cup butter
1 cup diced onion
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground savory
1 cup brown gravy (homemade or instant)
2 cups mashed potatoes
1. Heat 1/4 cup butter in a 9-inch skillet.
2. Add onion and cook until lightly browned, stirring consistently.
3. Add beef, salt, pepper, and savory and continue cooking 5 minutes longer.
4. Stir in gravy and heat until bubbling.
5. Spoon into a buttered, 8-cup flat casserole dish.
6. Top meat mixture with mashed potatoes.
7. Dot with pieces of butter.
8. Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.
What is your favorite meal at Rose & Crown Pub? Comment below!
Kristin Casagrand is a student currently studying physical therapy at Bellarmine University. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Kristin has taken many a family vacations as a child driving 24 hrs, cramped in the back of the car and fighting with her sister to get to Disney (definitely worth it though). She looks forward
to sharing “A taste of Disney” with everyone each week.