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3 Reasons to Love Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion

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World Showcase in Epcot is an extremely popular part of Walt Disney World and fans often have very strong opinions about their favorite pavilion. I’m not sure if I could ever choose one favorite (after all, there are eleven), but I know that I love Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion and you should too.

Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion
3 Reasons to Love Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion

There are so many reasons to love Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion that I couldn’t possible list them all here. But, to help you out, I’ve narrowed it down to three…restaurants, shopping, and atmosphere.

1. Restaurants

The United Kingdom Pavilion offers two dining options. The Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room is a table service restaurant that offers traditional English fare, such as bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and Yorkshire pudding. With other more “American” options, such as steak and pork, the Rose & Crown is a safe option if your family has picky eaters, like mine does. And, if you time your dinner reservation just right, you may be able to view “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” from their deck!

Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion

The only quick service option in the United Kingdom Pavilion is the Yorkshire County Fish Shop. This outdoor stand offers, you guessed it, traditional British fish and chips. Also available are a few desserts, drinks, and beer.

Epcot's United Kingdom PavilionPhoto courtesy of Lee Beatens

2. Shopping

Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion has several stores that traditional and unique British merchandise. At The Crown & Crest, you can find items with a United Kingdom crest, Rose & Crown souvenirs, and more. The Toy Soldier offers fun British toys. The Sportsman’s Shoppe carries sweaters and kilts, reminiscent of Scotland. Lords and Ladies carries jewelry, perfume, clothing, and accessories.

Epcot's United Kingdom PavilionPhoto courtesy of Lee Beatens

But my two favorite stores would be The Tea Caddy, where you can find all sorts of Twinings teas and tea accessories, and The Queen’s Table, which offers beautiful fine china.

Epcot's United Kingdom PavilionPhoto courtesy of Lee Beatens

3. Atmosphere

Strolling through Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion feels like you’ve been transported to jolly old England. The architecture is amazing. The gardens are gorgeous. And where else in the United States can you find red phone booths? Be sure to check out every nook and cranny, or you will miss something!

Epcot's United Kingdom PavilionPhoto courtesy of Lee Beatens

If you are lucky enough to visit during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, you will see some truly beautiful gardens. My favorite is the teapots and teacups, of course, but they are all amazing.

Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion

15 Comments

  1. I LOVE the UK pavilion. It reminds me of my trips to England. I also love calling those phone booths when I’m not in the park and seeing if anyone picks up!

  2. Ahhh, there is nothing I don’t love about the UK Pavilion! The music, the food, the Mr. Men and Little Miss books… there are little feelings I love more than hitting the UK in the mornings from International Gateway when Epcot opens!

  3. We WERE lucky enough to visit last week during Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and it lives up to your raves! In fact, we were dying to take the English Tea Garden Tour here, but just couldn’t fit it into our schedule. (Of course, we did manage time for the Rose and Crown Pub & Dining Room and Cider House!!) Great review of this peaceful pavilion!

  4. I love visiting The Tea Caddy! So many flavors of Twinings Tea! Sadly, I have only been able to find a couple different flavors at the grocery stores at home.

  5. The England Pavilion always makes me smile. I sat by the water at Rose and Crown after the Princess Half to catch Illuminations and it has become my “find your happy place” moment for me. Thanks for bringing me back there!

  6. A visit to the Tea Caddy is a must stop on all my visits. I always have some Twinings shipped home! Plus, a walk through the gardens is a lovely way to spend some time. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love the UK pavilion also. The tea shoppe is definitely a must stop place on every trip. We always come home with more tea! I also love strolling through the regular gift shops and seeing all the “British Invasion” tees. My kids are obsessed with British TV like Dr. Who, etc. and there’s always fun stuff in the shops there.

    I’ve never eaten in that pavilion, though, because I always associate with fish, which I’m allergic to.

  8. We love the Fish N Chips! It is always a nice place to sit and relax and get away from the crowds if there is no music group playing in the back. But I do miss the British Invasion

  9. I love the UK Pavilion too. Rose & Crown is one of our favorite restaurants and the gardens are a great place to escape the crowds for a break.

  10. Love the post, Cindy! Some things that I love about the United Kingdom pavilion is the garden maze that you can find in the back of the pavilion, as well as the phone booths. What I like is that they are real working phones, so you can get a Disney fix by calling them and speaking to a random person about what the day is like that day (as long as someone answers, of course!)

    Thanks for starting us off!

    Mike

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