A West End Gem: The Rose & Crown

By Rosalyn Gambhir

Tucked away on the corner of Bayridge Drive and Princess Street in the Kingston Townships is the Rose & Crown: a family restaurant and English pub serving up the best fish n’ chips in town.
This tight knit family-run British themed pub is a “home away from home” as described by owner Ed Walker, who had immigrated to Canada from England in the early eighties. Named after a pub in his hometown of Leyland Lancashire, UK, The Rose & Crown emulates the real deal across the pond by serving traditional favourites with lively entertainment.

A Bobby greets you as you enter.
A Bobby greets you as you enter.

A true passion brought Ed, his wife Sheena and family to Kingston. Though a mechanical engineer by trade, Ed took the risk of turning a hobby into a business within the food industry and settled down permanently in Canada in 1982.
After the success of their first venture, Crispy Cod, Ed and Sheena channeled their acquired knowledge and took advantage of the timing to establish the Rose & Crown. Originally located at the Cataraqui Town Centre, the pub has now resided in its current location for more than 10 years and has been in business for over 30; a true testament to a hardworking family, committed staff, and loyal customers.
The Rose & Crown is laced with rich wood tones.
The Rose & Crown is laced with rich wood tones.

Expect every table, booth and barstool at the Rose & Crown to be full with folks of all ages. As you enter, you are greeted with big smiles, joyful conversations, and attentive staff.
Imported and domestic drafts available on tap.
Imported and domestic drafts available on tap.

Whether you indulge in pub grub like beef and ale pot pie, a healthy special of grilled haddock and mushrooms, or specialties from the sea like fish n’ chips with a family batter recipe, the Rose & Crown compliments your meal with a homey and relaxed feel true to a traditional English pub.
It is a welcoming neighbourhood hangout for Kingston locals with a wide variety of classic pub dishes that suit every occasion and appetite. Prepare yourself for emphasis on imported and domestic drafts, homemade pies and burgers, and a great selection of munchies at reasonable prices.
Pickled onions anyone?
Pickled onions anyone?

Downtown folks: venture to the west end of Kingston to experience what the Rose & Crown has to offer for yourself! If you’re in a rush or looking for a quick bite to eat, The Rose & Crown has a full takeout menu and grocery shop available. Fill your belly with their frozen home-made pies made by Ed’s mum that include steak and kidney, meat pie, meat and potatoes, chicken curry, and the list goes on. And don’t forget about the pastries and imported sweets, or the mini-mart to the side for all things British!
British sweets are a great to-go snack while waiting for your take out order.
British sweets are a great to-go snack while waiting for your take out order.

Sticky Toffee Pudding? Yes please!
Sticky Toffee Pudding? Yes please!

Fun Tidbit:

Do try the Sticky Toffee Pudding, a classic and iconic British dessert – it is a rich heavenly sweet delight with a warm smooth sauce! Am I making you a tad hungry?

For more information:

2815 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Tel: 613-389-1278