The Rose & Crown – Opening Soon


Some new life is coursing through Brisbane’s pub scene to start 2024. On Thursday February 29, The Rose & Crown – a brand-new gastropub paying homage to the alehouses and local inns of the UK – will open 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 hear at The Rose & Crown will be 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 will showcase a range of old world gems, with plans in the works to explore historic regions and varietals via monthly wine dinners. The Rose & Crown team is taking food seriously, with head chef Kevin Honeywood in charge of the menu, which will be constantly rotating. British pub staples like beer-battered fish and chips, Scotch eggs and house-made steak and ale pies will be 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. Once open, The Rose & Crown will host weekly trivia nights, host live-music performances and will screen the biggest sporting fixtures. There’ll even be a karaoke room for folks to belt out a few numbers of their own, if the mood strikes. We’ll be taking an up-close look at The Rose & Crown when it opens at the end of this month.



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