Our Happy Hour began with us standing by the bar for quite awhile, as there were no seats to be had…as is often the case at this very popular Epcot watering hole. No worries though because the drinks were good and the company was even better.
We were also entertained by the talented Miss Carol (formerly known as the Hat Lady) which helped to pass the time as well.
Carol doesn’t just play the piano at the Rose & Crown Pub, she interacts with her audience and then cleverly uses the knowledge she gains to “enhance” her performance. If you have never caught one of her performances, I highly recommend that you do so on your next trip to Epcot. Check on wdwent.com for her performance schedule.
Anyway, I eventually spotted a group sitting at a table for 4 that was getting ready to leave and I pounced on it like a cat on a mouse. My three friends and I decided to celebrate our good fortune by ordering some snacks.
Scotch Egg – Golden-fried Hard-boiled Egg wrapped in Sausage with Mustard Sauce
I find it impossible to visit the pub or the restaurant without getting their Scotch egg. I never would have imagined that a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage and breading would taste so good until I tried this at the Rose & Crown several years ago. So if you haven’t already done so, I recommend that you try it sometime. Oh, and don’t forget the mustard sauce, because it’s delicious with the egg and sausage…and I don’t even like mustard.
In addition to the Scotch egg, we also got this to share…
Fish & Chips – Beer-battered and served with House-made Tartar Sauce
This was wonderful! I would swear it had been sprinkled with pixie dust…it tasted that good! Both the fish and fries were hot and fresh tasting. And the portion seemed quite generous for the price of $11.19, especially since the price of the fish & chips at the restaurant next door is nearly twice that much at $21 (according to their current online menu). You can get it outside at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop (quick service window) for just a bit less ($10.99) but according to Hunter (who tried the fish & chips there later in their trip), the outside version had more batter and less fish.
Oh, and one more tidbit of information. If you are a member of Tables of Wonderland, be sure to use your card here to receive a 20% discount on all food and beverages.