When thinking about a Drinking Around the World Showcase (DAWS) experience, you can’t forget the United Kingdom. Like the Mexico Pavilion, this is an iconic place to get your drink on in Epcot. In fact, just like the , you might easily score all of your DAWS points at this one pavilion. From the terrific Rose & Crown Pub, which will make you feel like you’ve landed in a London Fog, to the proper fish and chips shop – there is something for every kind of DAWS goer.
The most popular place to score a drink in theis the Rose & Crown Pub. This typical British pub is almost always crowded, even early in the day. Seats are often hard to score, but you won’t miss that while you’re drinking a pint of your favorite beer or hard cider. There are several kinds of beers offered at this location, including Bass Ale, Boddingtons English Pub Ale, and Guinness, making it a terrific spot for those aiming for a beer-centric DAWS experience. In addition to these beers, you can also get beer combinations which are very popular at the pub. Try out a black & tan (Half Bass Ale and Half Guinness) or the Golden Fox (Half Boddingtons and Half Bass Ale) for something just a little bit different. Pints will run you around $8 or get a souvenir cup for $11. Hard cider varieties are also available and include Strongbow and Magners Irish Cider. The pear cider offers a unique taste.
For a more unique drink experience, check out some of the mixed drinks available here. The ever popular Pimm’s Cup ($7.25) features Pimm’s #1 and Sprite. Check out the Welsh Dragon ($9.75) which has a DAWS cult following. It includes: Peach Schnapps, Melon liqueur, Creme de Menthe, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice served in a souvenir cup.
Looking to grab a bite to eat while in the pub? It has a limited but hearty menu which includes traditional fish and chips ($9.19) and Scotch Egg ($8.99). Don’t forget the amazing live entertainment here! Sing along to your favorite British tunes.
For a sit-down meal, head next door to the full Rose & Crown Restaurant. There you can order an extensive British inspired menu, which still includes those fish and chips ($18.99) and many other classic dishes. You can also still order the same alcoholic beverages, as well. It also offers a terrific view of the World Showcase Lagoon and makes for a really nice way to watch IllumiNations. Order a dessert and cocktail while you watch the Fireworks (advance dining reservations are recommended for this location). The restaurant also makes for a great place for a group of DAWS goers to get together for a group meal.
Strolling through the pavilion and want a quick bite to eat? Head to the Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Located next to the Rose & Crown, you can get those tasty fish and chips, as well as Bass Ale and Harp Lager on draft. It’s not uncommon to say lots of people throughout the pavilion with these fish & chips and beer.
Looking to grab a beverage and go? As you head to your next DAWS destination, stop by the drink kiosk outside of the Rose & Crown. There you can order Strongbow and Woodchuck Hard Cider and several kinds of beers on draft. Fair warning, the lines get very long for this kiosk! While you’re waiting, you may even hear the sounds of the British Revolution, the pavilion’s house band which plays most evenings. Grab yourself a pint and rock out to your favorite rock songs of the 70s and 80s.
As far as Drinking Around the World Showcase excursion options go, the UK Pavilion offers a lot of solid choices. There may not be a ton of variety, but the pavilion makes up for this in distinct entertainment and the pub atmosphere. It’s no wonder you can see many DAWS drinkers begin and end in this pavilion. Either way, it’s sure to be a must-do on your personal DAWS excursion and one you’ll want to revisit over and over again.
When Sarah isn’t sharing planning tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, you can find her at Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW where she writes dining reviews and shares tips and tricks about dining at Disney with a special diet.
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