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The best worldwide airport bar
Article date: 08 Oct 2013

Wetherspoon has won a prestigious award at the Airport Food and Beverage Awards (FAB).

Its pub, The Red Lion, located at Gatwick Airport’s north terminal (airside) has been named as the best worldwide airport bar, at the awards held in Dubai.

The Red Lion has seating for 240 customers and is open throughout the week from the first flight (approximately 3am until the last flight leaves).

It serves a wide range of food and drink, including a choice of British pub classics and selection of real ales. The pub also encourages families with its children’s menu.

The Red Lion has been established on the site since 1995, however the pub was redesigned in July 2013.

The LED signage installed to the front entrance area has created a video wall which can be seen both inside and out on the concourse area and sets the tone for the pub’s new-look.

The bar design is now contemporary, with an industrial touch provided by the height of the mild steel back bar display and the new lighting installation which can be manipulated to shift between moods to suit the traveller’s time of day.

Wetherspoon head of development and acquisitions, Jon Randall, said: “We are delighted that The Red Lion has won this award.

“It serves thousands of customers each week and plays an important part in the overall success of Wetherspoon.

“There are numerous airport pubs and bars across the world, so it is very pleasing that The Red Lion has been named as the best in its sector.”

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