Big Smoke to open two airport pubs, launches exclusive Pilsner

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Smoking hot: Big Smoke Brew Co will open sites at Terminal 3 and Terminal 5
Smoking hot: Big Smoke Brew Co will open sites at Terminal 3 and Terminal 5

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Surrey-based brewer Big Smoke Brew Co is set to open two craft beer and food pubs at Heathrow Airport this summer.

The Oceanic will open in Terminal 3 while the Globe will be located in Terminal 5. Both will serve Big Smoke’s core range of beers and gins, accompanied by seasonal food.

Opening in June 2022, the pubs will feature Big Smoke’s modern design aesthetic with the Oceanic referencing the original name of Terminal 3, which opened as the Oceanic Terminal in 1961. Meanwhile the Globe is claimed to be an acknowledgement of the breadth of international destinations to which Heathrow’s Terminal 5 connects.

All-day-dining options

The pubs’ curated food menu offers all-day-dining from pub classics to sharing dishes and all-day breakfasts – food highlights include DIY tacos, grilled meat sharers and home-made burgers.

Big Smoke has designed an exclusive beer for Heathrow called Flight Mode, which is said to be a crisp and refreshing 4% ABV Pilsner that will be available from both sites plus its core range of locally produced beers, cider and gins, including eight keg options, two cask ales, six cans in the fridge and three house gins plus a large selection of premium beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks.

Local experience

Big smoke has pledged to make speedy service a key focus with both pubs featuring digital order and pay-at-table solutions. It will also have digital kiosks so customers can buy food on-the-go from a separate takeaway menu.

Rich Craig, who launched Big Smoke Brew Co with his business partner James Morgan in 2014, said: “We are thrilled to be opening two new Big Smoke pubs at Heathrow; bringing our signature home-cooked food and craft beers to more global travellers. The Big Smoke brewery is only eight miles from the airport so we are offering a truly local experience.”

Airport Retail Enterprises director John Butts added: “These new openings follow on from the success of the Big Smoke Taphouse & Kitchen in Terminal 2, which has been very popular with Heathrow’s passengers since it opened last May.”

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