BrewDog is to open a bar at Gatwick Airport at the end of this year.

The brewery has announced plans to open its newest site in the North Terminal, meaning those catching a flight will be able to grab a pint of Punk IPA before they travel.

The bar will also offer a range of food including chicken wings and a spin on other dishes available in the brewery’s other sites nationwide.

Brewdog has announced that the bar, run in partnership with SSP Group, will be one of several sites in travel hubs across the country.

Kari Daniels, chief executive of SSP UK and Ireland said: “BrewDog is a globally renowned brand with an incredible back story and huge potential to do well in the travel space.

“It’s a brilliant next step in our growth to help BrewDog build their brand in the UK travel market and we’re confident that our shared values and combined expertise will pave the way for a successful partnership.


“London Gatwick, which is a truly international airport and welcomes a particularly relevant passenger demographic, is an excellent starting place for our adventure together.”

James Watt, BrewDog co-founder, said: This partnership with SSP will bring brilliant new craft beer experiences to thousands of travellers. It’s part of our own journey as a business. We want to make everyone as passionate about craft beer as we are.”

The first outlet in Gatwick is scheduled to open in December. As well as BrewDog’s wide range of beers the bar will have a low-alcohol menu with the brewery’s alcohol-free beers and spirits.

Jonathan Pollard, chief commercial officer at Gatwick, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming BrewDog’s first London airport bar later this year. BrewDog is a fantastic brand and one which I’m certain will be well received by London Gatwick passengers.”

The North Terminal already has bars and restaurants including a Wetherspoons, Wagamama and Starbucks.