The United Kingdom Pavillion in Epcot might lack a major attraction, but if you take some time to walk around and spend some time in this sometimes overlooked attraction, you will be glad that you did.
World Showcase offers visitors to Epcot the chance to escape the country for the day and travel to many far-flung locations.
Many visitors dream of visiting the United Kingdom, and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the culture and history of this country when you visit the Epcot theme park.
There is a lot more to see here than first meets the eye.
Make sure you come hungry when you arrive here, as you won’t want to miss the fish and chips served at the dining locations.
Where is The United Kingdom Pavillion Located at Epcot?
If you enter Epcot via the World Showcase Entrance (sometimes also less elegantly called the Epcot back entrance) you will simply turn left and immediately find yourself in the United Kingdom Pavillion area.
If you enter, as most people do, by the main entrance to Epcot, you will walk through the park and turn right.
The United Kingdom Pavillion is located on the right, as the second country that you will reach after Canada.
Dine at the Rose and Crown Pub & Dining Room
While the United Kingdom pavilion doesn’t have its own attraction, the main draw here is the delicious British food.
I highly recommend you book a reservation for the Rose & Crown Dining Room, which serves lunch and dinner each day.
Dinner is a great time to visit if you can time your meal with the fireworks, as this restaurant has some of the best views over World Showcase Lagoon.
You’ll be served by a Cast Member from the UK, who will be able to answer your questions about the best dishes to try or what life is like over there.
It’s a great chance for kids to learn something new while you enjoy dining together as a family.
Some of the best dishes to try here during lunch or dinner include Fish and Chips or Bangers and Mash.
Make sure you leave room for dessert too, as the Sticky Toffee Pudding is absolutely delicious.
You’ll often find live music playing in the pub as well, which only adds to the fun and lively atmosphere.
If you aren’t able to secure a reservation or just want a quick drink or snack, head next door to the Rose & Crown Pub.
This full-service bar serves a range of traditional drinks from this part of the world and some fun specialty drinks including the Welsh Dragon and the Leaping Leprechaun.
Try Fish and Chips
If you don’t have the time to sit down for a full meal, head next door to the Yorkshire County Fish Shop to try some Fish and Chips from the quick-service dining location.
There’s a large seating area outdoors, where you can enjoy watching the world go by while trying this British classic.
The menu here is quite limited, but you’ll find a range of drinks on offer as well. It’s a great option for a filling and cheap meal that will leave you ready to go and explore the rest of the World Showcase.
During the various festivals that Epcot is home to throughout the year, you’ll also find a variety of stands pop up here, offering a few more quick snack and meal options.
Visit The Tea Caddy
There are many different stores to visit in the United Kingdom pavilion, but the one that I enjoy spending time in the most is The Tea Caddy.
You’ll find a full range of Twinings tea products and delicious snacks and chocolate bars on offer.
Of course, make sure you talk to the cast members from the UK to ask for their recommendations and their favorite snacks.
If you are visiting the theme park during Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, there are special events here such as tours of the tea garden they set up outside. It’s a great chance to learn more about how tea is made and the products on offer in the store.
Relax in the English Garden
During a long and hot day in EPCOT, it can be hard to find a spot to relax and escape the crowds for a little while.
I recommend heading to the back of the United Kingdom pavilion, where you’ll find the English Garden.
People often don’t find their way here, which means you’ll be able to sit down and relax for a little while before you continue making your way around World Showcase.
Kids can enjoy exploring the small maze, while adults will appreciate the recreation of a London street.
You could even bring your fish and chips or drink back here.
Keep an eye out for some of your favorite Disney characters as well in this area, such as Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland.
The Historical Research Center
Nestled in between the sports store and the Crown & Crest store is the Historical Research Center. Guests often walk by here in a hurry, but it offers you the chance to see your family coat of arms.
For anyone who is interested in history, this might end up being one of the most memorable experiences of your whole day in the World Showcase.
The Cast Members here will discuss your heritage and coat of arms, which you can purchase as a poster or on other memorabilia.
There are also some amazing dragons and swords for sale here, which can be shipped home.
Appreciate the Design and Architecture of the Pavilion
Although it’s one of the smaller pavilions in the World Showcase, there are so many hidden treasures to admire in the United Kingdom pavilion.
Take your time to admire both the interior and exterior architecture of the pavilion.
It is influenced by the Victorian, Georgian, and Elizabethan time periods, with various different design styles used within each building.
The Tea Caddy is a traditional English cottage offering a smaller building to explore.
You’ll feel like you’ve visited multiple parts of the UK in one day when you take the time to admire the details that the Imagineers put into their work here.
It’s easy to spend a few hours dining or exploring the United Kingdom pavilion in EPCOT.
We highly recommend, as with all the Epcot Pavillions, you talk to the Cast Members working here during your visit, as they’ll love sharing more about their home country with you.
No matter your age or whether you’ve visited the UK before, don’t skip over this smaller pavilion on your next day out in World Showcase in Epcot