JD Wetherspoon lands at Heathrow Terminal 2

By James Wallin

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Wetherspoon has opened its sixth outlet at Heathrow
Wetherspoon has opened its sixth outlet at Heathrow
JD Wetherspoon today opens the doors to its pub at Heathrow’s Terminal 2.

The £1.9m outlet, the Flying Chariot, is the company’s sixth pub in the airport and will create 50 jobs.

The pub takes its name from a comment in a book, written by Doctor John Wilkins, Rector of Cranford Parish Church, to the east end of Heathrow Airport.

He wrote in Discovery of a New World in the Moon, published in 1638, that it should be possible “to make a flying chariot, in which a man may sit, and give such motion unto it, as shall convey him through the air.”

The new pub will be open from 4am until after the last departing flight, seven days a week.  Food will be served throughout the day, until an hour before closing every day.

The pub is on three floors, the ground/concourse, mezzanine and tower, with a bar situated on both the ground and mezzanine levels. 

Design focus

The company said it had put a heavy emphasis on design, with the Heathrow control tower by Richard Rogers referenced as well as a number of aerodynamic fluid forms.

It will have a tower with fixed telescopes for customers to look over the runway and boarding gates.

It will have a number of distinctive features including a tower which can be accessed from the customer area. Customers will be able to look out over the runway and boarding gates using fixed telescopes.

The pub will have an open kitchen, a dedicated deli and coffee area, a coffee lounge area, as well as table service in area behind the bar.

Manager Steve Baldwin said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Heathrow Terminal Two experience.”

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