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Beer Available At Crown Rivers (JDW) Terminal 5 (arranged by most recent)
Three Castles Autumn Daze 43, Exmoor Gold (Cask) 42, Everards / New Belgium Pale Ale 68, Stella Artois Black 11, Zywiec Jasne Pelne / Beer 15, InBev Brahma 1, Miller Genuine Draft (MGD) 1, Magners Golden Draught 21, Guinness Draught 88, Estrella Damm (4.6%) 9, Wychwood Hobgoblin (Cask) 47, Adnams Broadside (Cask) 71, Inveralmond Frisco Steamy 39, Celt Experience / RealAleToday Continental Drift 68, Rudgate Pursuit of Hoppyness 40, Robinsons Hoptimus Prime 33, Loddon Crown Rivers Exclusive Ale 40
MrHangover (48) Den Haag, Netherlands | October 10, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited during a five hour transit on Heathrow. Nice little cost bar tucked away in a small corner. Decent selection of beer, mostly regular lagers but there is also some British Cask akes available. Prices are steep, but understandable considering the airport location. Worth a visit during a transfer, might get some new ticks.
t0rin0 (970) Riverslime, California | September 27, 2013| Updated September 29, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited during a layover on the way to Stockholm in September 2012.
This isn’t much of a bar really, more of a store where you can grab a beer at the counter and go anywhere in the terminal you want with it. I got a kick out of the sandwich board with the CAMRA certification on it and some of the taps that were misleading like Carlsberg Extra Cold. They have conversions behind the bar for just about any currency so you don’t need to actually get any GBP to buy a beer. I suspect the rest of the airport is the same. The beer list was pretty mediocre over all but better than the place upstairs that we stopped at first.
JohnRMurdoch (267) Glasgow, Scotland | May 30, 2013| Updated June 9, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly standard airport JDW. 5 not very interesting cask ales but I picked up some cheap keg ticks - the type of beer type not normally drink. Helpful staff but more expensive than normal JDW. Better than just drinking diet coke.
b727trijet (218) Isleworth, England | May 14, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad for an airport bar, in fact the only one I’d drink in at T.5! Actually does guest beers not just Pride/Doom Bar. Also the house ale is from Loddon Brewery in nearby Berkshire.
jonas (29) Garching b. München, Germany | April 22, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
Overall fairly ’meh’, but it was nice to at least be able to sample a few cask ales while Terminal 5 slowly sucked my soul dry (here is a Dr Who plot for you)
jackl (285) Charlottesville, Virginia | November 19, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
The Crown Rivers is a decent (by airport standards) spoonies in Terminal 5, Heathrow. The place is clean, well-lit. You can’t complain about the rather sterile atmosphere. As with most JDW bars, the service is professional and prompt. The selection’s weak (5 casks plus the usual options on keg), but not bad for an airport. When I visited, the pub had 3 guest beers on. The value’s not awful considering the location. Overall, this place is about as good as you could hope for. This place is definitely worth a look-in if you’re trying to kill time in T5.
Theydon_Bois (461) The ’Sham, England | November 1, 2012| Updated November 11, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Last visit on 02/10/12.
Open plan airport spoons near the low numbered gates in T5.
Service is usually decent here and prices, whilst much higher than the high street JDW’s are reasonable for an airport.
The selection can be hit and miss, sometimes just the JDW house beers with guests from the Sorry and Coming breweries !
Other times there’ll be 2 or 3 guests, I’ve had stuff from Wolfe and Mordue this year.
Look out also for the Loddon house beer brewed especially for them, again this seems to be unavailable more often than it is!
Update 11/11/12. Visited during the recent JDW festival and 3 festival beers were available on cask, including 2 of the collaborations.
gnoff (368) Mölndal, Sweden | October 6, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on October 5, 2012. Sat at a table close to the bar for a few beers while waiting for my connecting flight. They had 5 real ales on and a few other draught beers, plus some bottles. Not overly expensive for an airport bar. Great service. Did not eat.
brokensail (624) Orange County, California | September 21, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Small bar area where you can place your order. Maybe about 10 taps with another 6 hand pumps. Seemed like they were out of half the beers were out, though. Service was quick and good. Prices weren’t terrible for the airport. They accept a bunch of different currencies, which is kind of a nice thing.
3fourths (1182) Boulder, Oregon | January 30, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Expensive pints, 6 beer engines, all common fare, apparently, and none really in great shape. But it’s an airport so expectations aren’t high and it beats the rest of the pubs and restaurants in the terminal.
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