So this months post is about a place where I spend most weekends here in the UK…The Pub!
Yes like all englishmen and women we like nothing more than spending time at the end of the week(or midweek) to hang out with friends and share a drink in our local pub. The pub in Epcot’s World Showcase is very realistic, but could do with more tables and chairs that are not in the dining area, so people can sit and relax instead of standing at the bar. So grab a pint of beer and a bag of crisps (chips), pull up a chair and lets talk about The Rose And Crown Pub!
First lets start off with the style of the pub. Disney has based their pub on four different styles of British pubs. They are:
- The city or “street” pub dating back from the 1890′s Victorian city center features brick and wood paneling on the facade and gives the mahogany bar, the etched glass and molded plaster ceiling.
- Dickenson pub, after the Cheshire Cheese pub in London offers a brick walled flagstone terrace with covered tables, slate roof and half timbered Elizabethan styled exterior.
- Waterfront or “River” pub, on the canal lock- a facade with a modest stone building, clay tiled roof and decorative doorways, stone terrace with an iron fence lining the homey village inn-styled dining room.
- Country, from the suburbs of the 17th and 18th centuries- a slate roof and plaster exterior with stone quoined corners.
The inside is very similar to a pub you would find in the UK, old fashioned carpet, dark furniture, tankards and trinkets everywhere. They even have a dartboard on display. Also in the pub you will see this displayed.
This is the Rose and Crowns Latin motto it says ‘Otium Cum Dignitate’ and means “Leisure With Dignity”. Another great little detail that not many guests would get.
As most of you already know the Rose and Crown is a great place to watch Illuminations but here is another great treasure that is not available on any times guide.
This is Carl, the experienced barman of the Rose and Crown and if you talk to him and ask him nicely he will show you something that will astound and amaze you. He will balance an empty glass or two on top of a DIME! And sometimes if your lucky he will balance a pint of Guinness on one! Don’t believe me??
Here’s a picture.
I haven’t eaten a meal at Rose and Crown yet as I try to stay away from English food when I am on holiday, but I have heard good things.
I hope you have enjoyed this look at The Rose and Crown and hope to see you in the pub soon.
I will have lots more for you next month as I will have just come back from my WDW holiday! I plan to take many of pictures for my future blog posts! If you are in the world from 6th-20th September, let me know on Twitter @detailsofdisneyShare