While we were strolling around Epcot for the first day of the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival we stopped by one of our favorite places for a quick bite in World Showcase, Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the UK Pavillion.
While the most popular food is in the name (and they do have some crazy good fish and chips here!), every so often they change it up and offer other traditional fares. We saw a chicken and mushroom pie here not too long ago, and now it looks like a new rendition of that pie has emerged in the form of the Cornish Pasty.
You won’t find the Cornish Pasty on the permanent menu, rather it’s listed on a small menu on the counter where you place your order.
A pasty, for those unaware, is simply a meat pie. Traditional Cornish pasties are made with beef, potatoes, turnips, and onions in a pastry crust. We didn’t pick up on much in the way of turnips or onions in ours, but otherwise, this pasty doesn’t seem to veer too far from tradition.
The pastry was delicious — it was really flaky and buttery. The pie is also a good size. You won’t likely be hungry after finishing this!
The filling though…wasn’t our favorite. Ours was full of ground beef and LARGE chunks of potato but was in serious need of some seasoning. Some more salt and pepper would have helped this tremendously. It was still generously stuffed and the filling ingredients all tasted freshly made.
The real MVP award here goes to those crispy, perfectly fried chips. Just look at these and tell us you don’t want to reach for some ketchup (or malt vinegar if you’re feeling authentic!) Please don’t lick your screen. That’s gross.
For $11.49 or a counter service credit on the Disney Dining Plan, this is a decent deal. The pasty is quite large and filling and the chips are a great salty counterpart. This is great for those non-fish eaters in your group or if you’re looking for something more unique, but if given the choice we’re still going for those fish and chips next time!
If you want to see some of our other favorites in the UK Pavilion, check out our DFB video below!