Brick Lane Brews, part of the Truman brewery company, has opened in London City Airport.The new bar provides "a quintessentially East End London menu" with standout items such as artisan bagels, salt beef, muffins and fine coffee as well as of course, beer!
The new bar looks to provide an authentic East End experience with its vintage wrap-around horseshoe bar, classic tile décor and striking copper pipework. Another benefit of bringing Truman’s brewery to the airport is ensuring passengers are able to enjoy food and drink which has been picked from carefully chosen partners, maximising quality and experience.
Simon Potts, Director of Non-Aero Revenue at London City Airport, said: “Brick Lane Brews offers a great selection that we know will appeal to our passengers, whether they’re looking for a caffeine kick before meetings abroad, or a classic Truman’s beer on their way home, it will be an authentic East London experience.
Tempted? The new facilities are located next to Gate 2B! Customers can find a great range of beer in a variety of cask, keg and bottles from their Hackney brewery.
Going back to the original Trumans, it has been a well recognised brewers across the world in the 19th century before closing down in 1989. Thankfully in 2010 the brand was re-energised with claims from the new team attempting to bring it "back to its former glory".
Truman’s CEO, James Morgan said:
“Brick Lane Brews is our homage to the East End’s food and drink scene, our launch at London City Airport is just the beginning.”
“We are actively looking for more sites and are passionate about sharing the Brick Lane Brews experience with, not only London but the rest of the world and what better place to start that journey than at London City Airport.”
Meanwhile at the airport, London City revealed it had a record 4.5 million passengers last year, which is only expected to increase thanks to the planned £344 million redevelopment which begins this year. The work on the airport will allow 6.5 million passengers to use the facilities by 2025, while adding 29,000 extra flights each year.
The rejuvenation of the airport involves 7 new aircraft stands and terminal extension to seat increasing passenger numbers. At the moment, London City has 10 commercial airlines which fly to 50 destinations.