Rose & Crown Pub

Waiting out the rain at the Rose & Crown Pub…

I was the first of our group to arrive at the very busy pub, as apparently I was not the only one with the idea of seeking sanctuary there. :laughing: However, after only about a 5 minute wait I noticed a table of four seated right next to the bar were preparing to leave. I pounced like a hungry cat on a mouse and by the time that Paula and Hunter arrived I had successfully captured my prey…um, I mean table. ;)

Paula ordered our drinks at the bar while Hunter and I guarded our table. She also ordered a snack, for which she was given a number to place on our table.


Soon Beth arrived and the four of us enjoyed our drinks, as well as each other’s company. :goodvibes

Regarding my drink choice, on my previous three or four visits to the R & C Pub I had always shared the Imperial Sampler…


I use the term “shared” here loosely, as I always laid claim to the Strongbow cider and left the beer to my companions.  So my first thought was to have Paula order my go-to drink for me, the Strongbow cider, but then I remembered something that had come to my attention during my stint as the host of the Live Thread. (Sorry, but I don’t recall who exactly to credit for this one. :confused3)

Cider & Black – Hard Cider and Black Currant Juice

I loved this! The black currant added more sweetness to the hard cider, making it taste like a carbonated fruity cocktail…which is right up my alley. :thumbsup2

Soon the snack that Paula had ordered was delivered to our table…

Scotch Egg – Golden-fried Hard-boiled Egg wrapped in Sausage Meat with Mustard Sauce

Paula and Hunter were kind enough to share this, which made me very happy since it is one of my Rose & Crown favorites. But because they were treating on this one, I didn’t feel like I should manhandle it in order to get a better photo of the inside of the egg. :laughing: So here is a recycled photo from my last visit to the Rose & Crown, which was for lunch in Dec. 2013…


This gives you a better idea of what this looks like. As far as taste goes, I can assure you that the Rose & Crown’s Scotch Egg is delicious…especially when you add some of the mustard sauce which is served with it. I don’t generally care for mustard on anything, but in this case I’m glad I made an exception.