Visited first time around 6pm on Wednesday April 5, 2017. Fairly busy, but could still find a table. Lining up at the bar is the way to go, make sure you have the table number with you if ordering food. Waiters didn’t seem to keep check on who was next, and in general not overly knowledgeable about the food menu or te beers. Have a fridge with casks and a number f hand pumps, but today nothing was connected as of the server I had. Ordered a pizza called something like "Spicy Meat Lover", it was spicy and did have some meat on it, but for the odd £14 I had expected it to be bigger than small-medium, airport issue I guess. Had one beer from draught, White Riot White Pale Ale from Uprising. Part from being served rather cold and in a glass very hard to catch aroma from was happy with the beer. Nice enough place to find if you want the odd beer or need some overpriced food if flying from Gatwick South Terminal. Could see myself score a bit higher is cask was actually available and with better service than I got on this first visit. Actually better than I expected it to be. Located upstairs, so make sure you have enough time to find your gate, we flew out of "5" and realized it was a little trek to get there as well.
So so overall. Five casks but one wasn’t pouring anything. Pretty standard keg range, with mostly macros, although I did see Dark Star Revelation on tap. Quite busy during my visit. Typical airport pricing. Adequate service. You might pick up a new rate here, but overall the pickings are slim. Still, probably the best place to have a beer at this airport.
As airport bars go (in the UK at least) this is a pretty decent one. Range is more limited and beers more expensive, not surprisingly, than a regular Spoons. However, I picked up one tick waiting for a flight and spent the rest of the time drinking Six Point Bengali Tiger from cans. What’s not to like? Service was fine.
Really busy Spoons in Gatwick Airport, beer range not that great but did have a couple of the Festival beers on. A nightmare to get a table as seems to be constantly heaving with drinkers or those wanting Spoons fare at Airport prices.
Convenient and might get a scoop. Think the craft offerings are better value tbh.
Fly fairly often between London and Copenhagen so always visit here to kill some time while waiting for the flight. Overall its pretty decent, some good cask choices that always include the "JDW beer festival specials" - during one such visit they were advertising choices of 3rds like other JDW’s so worth checking this when you are visiting. If there is nothing to take your fancy cask wise, there is the now great selection of bottles/cans available from the likes of Sixpoint,Rogue,Goose Island, Brewdog etc. Service scores highly not because of knowledge (this is a spoons) but because there is always loads of staff behind the bar when ever I visit. Food is your standard JDW fare. Prices though for both food and drinks are more around your central London price level compared to the regional out of town spoons.
Was quietly impressed with the place to be honest. Neat and tidy on my 10th Dec 2014 visit (early before a 08.10 flight). My pint of Rooster’s Yankee was in fine order and the wife’s coffee too. Usual large selection of bottled and on-tap beers that typify Spoons, just a bit more expensive because of the location. Didn’t eat, plenty of staff (unusual for a Spoons).