Crown Rivers (JDW) (Heathrow Terminal 5)

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (1013) Sunnyvale, California | June 20, 2017
Slightly embarrassed that my only uk review is a Heathrow bar, but so be it. Extended layover means time for lunch and a few beers. Good selection of tap, cask and bottle available. Half pours on draft beers is a plus. The place has three parts, two of which are counter service. Service overall efficient. Prices fair for an airport. I am overall pretty happy with this option in terminal 5.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Mathieu87  (328) Brussels, Belgium | April 20, 2017
When you’re on a layover in Heathrow, this seems like the place to go! Had a few cans of the Resin and Begali from Sixpoint. Very decent beers for an airport. Prices were acceptable! Would go here again, since I didn’t see a lot of alternatives.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Camons  (596) Hasselager, Denmark | March 14, 2017
Big and rather noise pub in terminal 5 airside. With the seating between walking areas for gates lots of people is passing by all the time. 5 handpumps, safe and uninspired selection with Wynchwood Hopgoblin Gold being the most exciting here. 10 kegs with macro lagers. Had lunch, lamb shank and mash wich was pretty good. Fair service, and prices not to bad for an airport.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk  (196) Tel Aviv, Israel | June 3, 2016
Visited 20.4.2016. Not a bad place to lounge during a stopover. As pricey as airport food and drink programs go and yet cheaper than spending the layover at the Burberry shop. Some casks, some bottles, quick and efficient service. Also had a decent Pimm’s cup post-rating.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV  (86) Stockholm, Sweden | January 28, 2016
Standard airport pub. Five or so Cask ales on, ten or so craft beers besides that. Pretty cheap for an airport, paying less than £4 for a pint is very tolerable. Ambiance doesn’t score very high as there’s noise and people around all of the time, this being an airport and all. Worth dropping by while you’re waiting for your next flight.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn  (697) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 12, 2015
Short stop waiting for my connection, but enough to see that aside the macros and the easy casks (London Pride) there are a couple of decent casks, taps, and bottles. And the service at the bar was smiling and fast, appreciated.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Fin  (1146) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 25, 2015


Well as Leighton kept messaging about this on the Forums and I have been here frequently (most recently en- route to Toulouse for our birthday weekend mid Nov 2014) I thought that I should rate it, if anything to try and stave off Leighton who is continually nipping away at my heels on our way to 800 place rates, well done Leighton keep up the good work btw (:-) you are a phenomenal beer and place rater.

As I recall this place is at one end of the terminal I think Gene (Travlr) in his review below has got the directions spot on. As you walk towards it, the bar, which is quite smallish and can get quite busy is on the LH side, there are some seats here but this area is mainly for drinking whereas there is a more dedicated eating area the other side of the pedestrian walkway (centrally placed). I have frequently eaten here and like most other JDW’s I have found the food to be pretty reasonable fare and certainly well priced when compared to many of the other places at this Terminal.

In terms of the beer choice, it is always going to be a little more limited than that you would find in a standard JDW, but there were some cask choices (4-5 In think?) however as the craft choice and cans were really taking off we were happy with the likes of Six Point Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action and The Crisp Pilsner that had recently been cropping up in JDWs.

A safe choice for a decent beer in the type of environment that is usually a beer desert when it comes to a decent choice. Fine.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
WingmanWillis  (1560) , England | November 4, 2015
Visited on a Wednesday lunchtime in November 2015. Large spread out Spoons at the far end of T5. Had 5 festival beers on in decent nick plus craft offerings. Prices steeper than normal with food double normal prices. It’s useful to wait and rate for your flight.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Iznogud  (397) , Croatia | August 26, 2015
Had couple of Sixpoints while waiting for a flight. Also some casks, but don’t expect too much. Standard airport Spoons.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bell  (42) , England | July 13, 2015

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