The Rose & Crown

Some new life began coursing through Brisbane’s pub scene to start 2024. In March, The Rose & Crown – a brand-new gastropub paying homage to the alehouses and local inns of the UK – opened inside the gorgeous two-level heritage-listed Queenslander previously home to Little Big House. The Rose & Crown owner Alex Derrick is channelling industry experience gathered over 20 years working in more than 80 pubs across London, the South of England and Wales, transforming the site – alongside his wife Bella – into a locale imbued with the same classic hospitality. Beer drinkers will froth when they see that The Rose & Crown is one of the only Queensland pubs serving traditional cask beer, direct from the cask. Tap brews will include Birra Moretti, Brewdog and Magners, with the all-important Guinness tap pouring what Alex promises is will be the finest pints you’ll find outside of Dublin. A 40-strong wine list showcases a range of old world gems, while a ten-strong cocktail list showcases the classics. The Rose & Crown team is taking food seriously, with head chef Kevin Honeywood in charge of the menu, which is constantly rotating. British pub staples like beer-battered fish and chips, Scotch eggs and house-made steak-and-ale pies are joined by a suite of modern dishes. Fans of a Sunday roast will be able to pop in all day for roast feasts, complete with Yorkshire puddings, veggies, and plenty of gravy.


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