When you head to the crossroads of Epcot, which would be where the promenade meets the International Gateway at the United Kingdom pavilion, you have a choice between having an entire meal in a glass or an entire meal on a bun. While Guinness is the beverage of choice in this corner of World Showcase, we’re focusing in on the pub fare from the Rose & Crown Pub.
The main dishes on the menu include Fish and Chips, Scotch Eggs, a Corned Beef Sandwich and today’s bit of grub, the English Bulldog. The description of the dish is enough to make your brain burst: Split Banger stuffed with Mashed Potatoes, Chopped Bacon, Irish Cheddar, and a Spicy Mustard Sauce. Oh, and it also comes with a fair serving of thick-cut fries.
None of the components in this sandwich could be considered on the skimpy side. The banger is full of flavors and has a great snap to the casing. The bacon is very thick and it adds a satisfying crunch, a smidge of fat, and burned bits for flavor and texture. The creamy mashed potatoes are a terrific way to hold everything together in the English Bulldog. As if the sandwich needed more salt, the cheddar finds a way to be strong, but not overwhelming. Last, but not least, the Bulldog gets its bite from the spicy brown mustard that tops this mammoth mouthful.
The Rose & Crown Pub may be known for its selection of brews from the United Kingdom, but its selection of pub favorites are there for more than just sopping up excess beverage. Delicious and nowhere near good for you, the English Bulldog is an almost perfect vacation meal!