AJ’s Note: If you’re concerned about the chips vs. crisps situation in this review, please see my note in the comments. Love you!
Do you know what the Rose & Crown Beer Stand in Epcot’s United Kingdom serves?
Rose and Crown Beer Stand
Okay, you got me… BEER! But guess what else it just started serving up recently? Potato Chips.
But not just any old potato chips… we’re talking about Disney House-made Chips! You may already be familiar with these goodies that are often served as a side for dishes like the Anchors Aweigh and Lighthouse Sandwiches at Columbia Harbour House, and the Lobster Club Sandwich at The Artist’s Palette.
That’s just a small sampling, of course. You can find House-made Chips in several locations around Disney World, but often solely as a side to an entree and rarely sold separately on the menu (though you can probably ask for them as a separately served side). No matter where you find them, the fresh quality and natural flavor often help the chips stand out as much as the entree they’re served alongside. So it was great to see these available at the Rose & Crown Beer Stand in TWO flavor options: Original and Salt & Vinegar.
You’ll receive a bag like this for $4.25 out of pocket or as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan…
I grabbed the Salt & Vinegar because the flavor is unique to this location… and I was in the United Kingdom, after all!
Thankfully, the house-made chips available here lived up to their well-earned reputation for fresh quality and tastiness. Now, I know Salt & Vinegar isn’t everyone’s thing — the vinegar is quite pronounced as you might anticipate, especially if you’ve tried this flavor in bagged chip varieties. And I think this shot below gives you a decent idea of the generosity of the salt.
But the strong flavors paired quite nicely with the beer I ordered: the Innus & Gunn Draft (medium bodied, and surprisingly light and easy to drink).
These chips are a terrific alternative to the standard bagged chips you’ll usually find around Disney World (Doritos, Cheetos, and the like). But especially so at the Rose & Crown Stand where they work with the beer so well.
I also think it’s a nice add to the Pavilion which, while having an easily identified signature dish (Hello, Fish & Chips!), hasn’t had a whole lot in the way of grab-and-enjoy snacks. A fun find, for sure, and a welcome addition to the United Kingdom Pavilion!
Would you like to grab a bag of House-made Chips in the United Kingdom Pavilion? Please let us know with a comment!