When you enter the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot, you will see that the design is somewhat of a 'mish-mash' of styles. They have tried to cram a lot into a small area. There are buildings done in the country thatch-roof style and some building styles (Palladian exteriors, pre-Geogian plaster style) from the large cities that are lumped together on one curved road. Hey...this is Disney World and they will do what they want, even if it may not make total architectural sense.
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They have a nice pub/restaurant here called the Rose and Crown. We have eaten here a couple of times, but not during this visit. It is styled like a traditional English pub and in addition to a dining room there is a large bar. It also has an outdoor seating area. The menu features things like fish-and-chips, glazed pork loin, shepherd's pie and bangers and mash. The food is good but we can easily skip this restaurant and not be unhappy. To the side of this pub is a walk-up window where you can purchase just fish-and-chips and beverages. They seem to do a brisk business.
Behind the shops is a traditional English country garden and you can stroll through and take some pictures. Back in the garden area you can find Mary Poppins or Alice In Wonderland greeting guests and posing for photos. There is usually a line of at least 25 to 30 families. We waited last June with the Grands so we did not need to meet these ladies this time.
Hope you enjoyed this quick tour of the United Kingdom. Until next time.....so long for now!
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