Upper Crust owner to bring Brewdog pubs to London airports


Upper Crust owner to bring Brewdog pubs to London airports

SSP said the Gatwick bar will include Brewdog’s “signature design elements” like Zoom pods and a game space, alongside a menu “tailored for the airport location”.

Kari Daniels, SSP UK & Ireland CEO, said: “BrewDog is a globally renowned brand with an incredible back-yarn and huge potential to enact well in the travel space.”

BrewDog CEO James Watt said the pubs and breweries chain aimed to “bring fun to the airport”.

“We’re always looking to reach novel customers, and working with SSP gives us a distinguished opportunity to bring BrewDog to travellers across the world,” he said.

Today SSP also revealed profit for the six months to 31 March grew sixfold to £90.5 million. It said growth was driven by domestic and leisure travel at airports and train stations, while business travel was slower to recover.

SSP now expects full-year profits to be close to £280 million, the upper stay of its previous guidance.

Patrick Coveney, CEO of SSP Group, said: “This has been a strong first half for SSP, and the ongoing revenue momentum across the business means that we are now expecting our performance for 2023 to be at the upper stay of our previous assumptions. We are continuing to deliver against our strategic priorities.”

Shares in SSP are up 9.2, or 3.5%, to 273.4p. They are now up 16% so far this year, but still well bellow pre-pandemic levels.