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Beer Available At Crown Rivers (JDW) (Heathrow Terminal 5) (arranged by most recent)
Adnams Fat Sprat 48, Adnams Explorer (Cask) 50, Banks’s / Saint Archer Pale Ale 77, Exmoor Gold (Cask) 43, Adnams / Dungarvan Irish Stout 46, Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask) 45, Caledonian / The Bruery Oatmeal Stout 83, Brains SA (Cask) 36, Banks’s / Three Weavers / Golden Road California Session IPA 92, Adnams / Stone Double IPA 96, Three Castles Autumn Daze 43, Everards / New Belgium Pale Ale 68
imdownthepub (452) Banbury, England | June 4, 2014
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
Big open plan JDW in Terminal 5, its main advantage being that it serves Cask Ale in reasonable condition at the type of place that is normally a desert for decent British beers. It’s difficult to get a quiet seat away from rampaging kids and piles of luggage. It is a real bonus when you do though.
BeerandBlues2 (624) Hanover, Maryland | May 10, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is a large pub at the end of Terminal 5 A gates. The service is prompt and the feel is like other JDW pubs I have visited. There were several fresh cask ales on including one from Fat Head’s brewed at and for JDW. They are now also partnered with Sixpoint and carry a few of their cans. Worth a stop if you are in Terminal 5.
Bryne (293) Bryne, Norway | March 10, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice airport bar with six cask ales and a few standard bottles. Most airports only serve crap beer, so a few 1/2 pints well kept cask ales is a good ending to an eventful weekend in London. (Visited March 2nd 2014)
MrHangover (62) 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 (1270) Do Not Resuscitate, 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 (301) 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 (300) 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 (30) 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 (366) 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 (605) 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.
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