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The Beehive (JD Wetherspoon), Gatwick Airport, Crawley

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Landside, South Terminal
Crawley
RH6 0RN
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J D Wetherspoon

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Beehive (JD Wetherspoon)

A reasonable airport Spoons, visible from the arrivals floor below but sufficiently out of the way to avoid being too busy and you can usually find a table. Not a vast range of ales but it did have a couple of festival beers on this occasion (from Exmoor and Wadworth) and in very good condition. I doubt you would come here unless you were at the airport, but it is a very handy place to wait for arrivals or for a quick pint before security.

On 29th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Philip Carter left this review about The Beehive (JD Wetherspoon)

In the South Terminal. Nice place, only three ales on tap. Doombar £4.25,Abbot £4.10 & guest ale, Dekota Red £3.90. Friendly staff. Clean and tidy. Not sure what else today, apart from I like it.

On 6th February 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Beehive (JD Wetherspoon)

Located landside on the upper level of Gatwick's South Terminal, close to the where you now pass through security, this is a very basic Wetherspoons bar. Like many of their airport venues, it has an open plan layout, but is slightly more self contained than usual and doesn't seems to result in punters taking pints out to the seating areas beyond. An L-shaped servery is located to the left on entry and faces toward the rear of the pub. There is plenty of standard and high stool seating, with the space broken up a little by some high shelves with drinking ledges and stools which act as effective partitioning screens. Windows at the far end give you good views out to the excitement of the airport below although bagging a seat back here isn't particularly easy. The whole pub has a quite pleasing honeycomb motif throughout, notable in wall fittings, screens, windows etc... which gives the place a small bit of much needed character. It goes without saying that the usual airport annoyances apply - bags lying everywhere, long, complex orders for time consuming beverages, baffled foreign tourists, disinterested bar staff and so on.
I'd hoped that the ale range might compensate slightly, but there were just the three ales on and a more unexciting Wetherspoons line-up I don't think I have ever seen - Fullers London Pride, Sharps Doom Bar and Adnams Broadside. I obviously went for the Broadside which was pretty average and at the un-Wetherspoons price of £3.80.
This place was never going to set the pulse racing, but I thought the poor ale range and steep prices further depreciated any enjoyment I might have got from this visit. It works well as a meeting place or somewhere to people watch, but beyond that there's not much going for it and I would always use the airside Flying Horse when passing through.

On 15th November 2015 - rating: 4
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Gatwick Airport, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Horley, 1.58 miles, 30 min walk (show)
London Waterloo East, 2.66 miles, 51 min walk (show)
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1st Nov 2019, 23:22
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1st Nov 2019, 23:22
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 02 August 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Darts : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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