Airport Wetherspoon’s serving a purpose. Uninteresting selection of taps which are duplicated as you go along the bar serving 5 mainstream ales, a cider and some boring others. Serves ok food and service pretty good.
This is an airport bar/restaurant that is certainly better than it has to be. If this were in a stateside airport, it would be a gem. An odd mix of taps (cask, keg and cider) plus a mishmash of bottles and cans. Nothing truly special, but for a traveler passing through (or even a yank who just spent a week in London) there are ticks to be had. It is a busy establishment, on a Friday afternoon it was hard to find a table. Food, likewise, was a bit better than it had to be. Prices are pretty fair on the drinks, a little less on food. Fair place, well worth a stop if you’re in Gatwick South Terminal for any length of time.
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.