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I’m sorry that as I am talking about the different bars and watering holes in Disney that I am not providing a lot of pictures of them, but I realized that I don’t have a lot of pictures of the drinking establishments in Walt Disney World. That is because I don’t feel comfortable taking pictures of bars when there are people sitting at them. I do have pictures of one of the best places to get a drink and a meal in Disney World, though. It is a wonderful place to have a beer, get some food and  in the evening to enjoy some entertainment. This place is Raglan Road. Located in Downtown Disney.

Raglan Road is an authentic Irish Pub that as they say, “that has been Plonked down in Orlando Florida.” There are a few bars throughout the restaurant for when it gets busy, a couple of Televisions, and plenty of tables. There are also areas where the Irish Dancer Performs and the house band plays. It is a rather large Pub, with its own gift shop and outdoor walk up window, as well as an outdoor seating area.

We ate lunch in Raglan Road last summer on a Sunday afternoon, and it was relatively quiet. The food was good. I enjoyed the Fish and Chips. The Menu also features Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and other Irish favorites. The Master Chef was Ireland’s Chef of the Year 2009 Award Winner; Kevin Dundon.

Of course this being an Irish Pub, we need to talk about the Drinks. The Beer that is being featured as of this writing is Guinness, Murphy’s Red Creamy Irish Ale, Smithwicks Irish Ale, Harp Irish Lager, Boddingtons’s Ale, Bass Ale, Stella Artios, Kronenbourg 1664, Tucher Hefeweiss, Strongbow Cider and Newcastle Brown Ale. They have many Irish Whiskey selections and Scotch Whiskey selections for your enjoyment. They also have a full complement of mixed drinks and cigars are available.

This is a great Irish Pub, where the house band, Tuskar Rocks, plays and Creel a trio along with Danielle Fitzpatrick, their Irish Dancer, entertains Monday through Saturday nights. It is a Raucous Rocking good time. But, don’t let that scare you off if you are with a family. A few years ago, Raglan Road was

named in the top 50 Diners’ Choice Awards for Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants. The kid’s menu helps with this also, as it features the kid staples, Shrimp and Chips and the Dalkey Duo, which is sausage in a blanket and mustard.

The walk-up window outside the Pub called Cooke’s of Dublin, is their fish and chips to go. If you just need a quick bite and don’t have time to sit and enjoy a few pints with your meal, this is a great alternative to some good food. I personally would make the time to sit and enjoy my fish and chips with a nice pint of Stella Artios or some Boddingtons’s Ale, but that is just me.

This is a wonderfully authentic Irish Pub, and it is a fun place to go and sing and laugh. If you are with a family of younger kids, going during the day or earlier in the evening may provide a nice alternative for you.

For more information check out Raglan Roads website: http://www.raglanroadirishpub.com/orlando.html  and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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