A PRE-FLIGHT pint is a ritual for many Brits who have an early morning plane to catch.
And one of the most popular places to grab a beer is at a Wetherspoons – which most UK airports have.
Many of the airport Wetherspoons open as early as 3am or 4am so you can get in a morning pint before the first flight of the day.
However some stand out more than others – here are the top five airport Wetherspoons ranked according to Dealchecker.
1. The Windmill, London Stansted
London Stansted's Wetherspoons was voted the "best airport bar" in 2015 and remains the highest ranked of them all in the UK.
The pub opened more than 20 years at Stansted, although moved locations within the airport in 2015.
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With an average Google rating of 3.9 (across more than 1,200 reviews) many have calling it "unbelievable".
Not everyone was sold – some were sad it "wasn't a windmill".
2. The Crown Rivers, London Heathrow
London Heathrow's The Crown Rivers is certainly one of the prettiest with fake trees decorating the interior.
It's found in Heathrow's Terminal 5, it is the only Wetherspoons at the London airport.
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Also getting a Google rating of 3.9 across 1,100 reviews, many praised it for "quick service" and "friendly staff".
Expect it to be crowded, seeing as it is located in the busiest UK airport.
3. The Red Lion, The Beehive, The Flying Horse, London Gatwick
You may be surprised to know that London Gatwick has three Wetherspoons onsite.
One is found land-side while there is a Wetherspoons in both the North and South Terminal.
The pubs have a Google rating of 3.8, with many praising the food and craft beers.
The newest one to try is the Beehive, having a £900,000 renovation last year.
4. Wetherspoon, Birmingham Airport
It may not have the most exciting name, but the Wetherspoon pub in Birmingham Airport was the best ranked outside of London.
It had a 3.8 Google ranking out of 1,700 reviews, with it being so busy many said "tables were like gold dust".
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5. Sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport's Sir Walter Scott received just 3.3 on Google out of 733 reviews.
It underwent a £2million renovation back in 2019.
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