United Kingdom Beer Cart
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Officially, Disney refers to this as the “UK Beer Cart.” You’ll find it to the left of the entrance into the Rose & Crown Pub and the check-in desk of the restaurant.
Pull up the menu here.
The UK Beer Cart used to carry a much wider selection of bottles, in addition to a couple of drafts. The Innis & Gunn comes in and out of stock and Disney sometimes replaces it with Bass Ale.
Innis & Gunn Draft
I’m never sure if I should include my picture of the beer poured from the bottle at home.
Or use the picture of the beer at the Pavilion.
Either way, Innis & Gunn, hailing from the brewery in Edinburgh, is one of the best beers available on draft at Epcot. The Original Oak Aged Scottish Ale is sweet with a distinct vanilla oakiness (maybe not a word) with a nice toasted malt backbone. The flavor profile is not for everyone, but it’s certainly worth trying. If the line is short, you might share one to start before committing to a bundle.
There it is next to Yorkshire’s Fish and Chips, as it should be.
Harp is a surprisingly subtle lager with a pleasant floral hop presence backed up by citrus and biscuit. It’s the more refreshing, straightforward draft option.
Magners Pear Cider
To throw you off further, one of these may or may not be Magners Pear Cider, which the UK Beer Cart will serve from what is now usually a can instead of a bottle. You can’t be too careful. As you’d expect, the Cider is sweet and fruity with the pear helping to cut some of the sugar that’s typically found in domestic macro ciders like Apple Orchard or Redd’s Apple Ale. It’s a good choice for those who “don’t like beer,” and surprisingly refreshing, even given the sweet flavor.
Originally, this frozen drink tasted strongly of gin and herbs. It has since been sweetened up to the point where the flavors are almost indiscernible. Most people will want to hold off for one of the French Slushes, but those looking for as much sugar and as little alcohol as possible need to look no further.
If you’d like to sit down, be sure to check out this seating section to the left of the kiosk. Almost everyone assumes Disney reserves the area for those dining at the restaurant, but it’s open seating.
While there are more options inside Rose & Crown, the United Kingdom Beer Cart is typically a quicker, less hectic experience. The Innis & Gunn is among the most unique options available at Epcot and the Harp may surprise you if you’ve never tried it on draft.