Rose & Crown

October 2015 Trip Review

Here was their menu as of October 30, 2015…

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But before choosing our food, we first each ordered a pint. My husband enjoyed a Black & Tan and I went with my usual choice here, a Cider & Black…

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Black & Tan (Half Bass Ale and Half Guinness) and Cider & Black (Hard Cider with a shot of Black Currant Juice)

Now I couldn’t possibly visit the Rose & Crown Restaurant or the Rose & Crown Pub without having this…

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

I love this! Egg, sausage and mustard…the combination of these three flavors is surprisingly delicious. I say surprisingly because I don’t generally like mustard on anything. :laughing:

As for our entrees, we both chose something that we had never before had at the Rose & Crown. My husband went with the…

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Pork Two Ways with a Grilled Pork Chop topped with Pear Chutney and served with Mashed Potatoes
& Pear Cider-braised Pork Belly served with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

My DH said the pork belly was pretty good but he’s not a fan of brussel sprouts…

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However the star of this entree was the pork chop, which he really enjoyed…

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As for me, I ordered one of the Rose & Crown Signature Favorites…and SURPRISE, it wasn’t the Fish & Chips. ;)

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Bangers and Mash – Traditional English Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes, Roasted Mushrooms, Caramelized Onion Jam, and Red Wine Demi-Glace

I first tasted a “banger” during my May 2015 trip to the World. We had brunch at Raglan Road and the Full Irish platter which I had included a banger.

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Since I really liked the flavor of the Irish version of the banger, I decided to give the English version a go. And I’m very glad that I did because I really enjoyed this dish. The sausage was again nicely seasoned and the roasted mushrooms and mashed potatoes were both tasty. But what brought this dish up a notch to “delicious” for me was the red wine sauce which covered everything. Soooo good! :thumbsup2

Much to my surprise, I was actually able to talk my husband into ordering a dessert to share. Here is what we had to choose from…

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There was a dessert at the Rose & Crown that I had always wanted to try and thankfully my husband agreed…

 


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Sticky Toffee Pudding – Steamed Pudding “Cake” served with warm Vanilla Custard and hot Butter-Rum Sauce

 

Holy Cow, why oh why did I wait so long to try this?!?! This was wonderful, we both loved it! ::yes::

So overall our dinner at the Rose & Crown was a huge success! It was actually one of my favorite dinners of the trip. Now I’m sure that having this dinner with my husband might have had something to do with it being one of my favorites, but I really enjoyed all of the food and beverages that we had here, from start to finish. :thumbsup2

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