International Drive in Orlando, Florida is home to theme parks, hotels, shopping centres and restaurants. For the latter, try any of the pubs for an authentic taste of England. Have a traditional English meal of bangers and mash or fish and chips and wash it down with an English lager.
Cricketers Arms Pub
Located at the Festival Bay Mall on International Drive is the Cricketers Arms Pub. The Cricketers Arm prides itself on being one of the oldest authentic British pubs in the Orlando area. The pub offers a variety of British food specialities such as fish and chips, bangers and mash (English sausages and mashed potato) and chip butty (snack chips on a buttered toasted roll). Be sure to check out the 17 beers on tap, such as Boddingtons Ale, Newcastle Brown Ale and Strongbow Cider. They even have ales that are hand-drawn, such as Fullers Extra Special Bitter and Morland Old Speckled Hen. The pub also features beers from around the globe and they even make their own Cricketers Arm Amber Ale. The pub features live bands, karaoke and deejays almost every night of the week. If football is your thing, the pub shows live European football games.
Cricketers Arms Pub 5250 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 407-354-0686 cricketersarmspub.com
Orlando George and Dragon
Situated on Orlando's International Drive is the Orlando George and Dragon traditional British pub. The George and Dragon Pub serves up authentic British breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start the day with an English breakfast, consisting of sausage, bacon, eggs, baked beans, tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms and toast, and finish it with a steak and kidney pie. Just don't forget the ale. Patrons can choose from British imports such as Bass Ale or Boddingtons Ale or a domestic draft such as the Key West Beer. The Pub features outdoor music entertainment during the summer months and shows almost all the English Premier football league matches on a large-screen television. British expatriates should inquire about the Pub's Britannia Club, a club for Brits who have relocated to the Orlando area.
Orlando George and Dragon 6314 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 407-351-3578 britanniapubs.com/HomePage.html
Best of British Pub
Located at Jamaican Court on International Drive in Orlando is the Best of British Pub. The pub offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and often has specials such as a Sunday roast dinner with roast lamb, beef, pork or chicken served with roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy and vegetables. The Pub offers a wide range of nightly entertainment from karaoke to live music to comedy. Patrons can also watch British football while relaxing in the pub.
Best of British Pub 8324 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 407-264-9189 bestofbritishpub.com