The Oceanic and The Globe from Big Smoke Brew Co opening this summer at London Heathrow

June 2022

Independent Surrey-based brewer, Big Smoke Brew Co, and Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE) are pleased to be launching two new independent craft beer and food destinations at Heathrow’s Terminals 3 and 5 this summer. The Oceanic in Terminal 3 and The Globe in Terminal 5 will serve Big Smoke’s core range of beers and gins, accompanied by seasonal food and friendly service. Opening in June 2022, the pubs will feature Big Smoke’s modern design aesthetic and warm and welcoming atmosphere. As a nod to the past, “The Oceanic” references the original name of Terminal 3 which opened as the Oceanic Terminal in 1961. “The Globe” is an acknowledgement of the breadth of international destinations to which Heathrow’s Terminal 5 connects. The pubs’ curated food menu has been designed with the airport traveller in mind; with a wide range of seasonal options designed for all-day-dining. From comforting 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 - Flight Mode is a crisp and refreshing 4% pilsner which will be available at both new pubs, alongside a wide range of drinks designed to complement the food. The bar will be well stocked with Big Smoke’s core range of locally produced beers, cider and gins, including 8 keg options, 2 cask ales, 6 cans in the fridge and 3 house gins; alongside a large selection of premium beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. Service and speed will be a key focus with both pubs featuring digital order and payat- table solutions, providing customers with the convenience and security of ordering and paying for their meals and drinks from their own phones. In addition, both pubs will showcase digital kiosks enabling customers to purchase food on-the-go from a separate take-away menu. For guests with time to spare, The Oceanic will feature a digital Shuffleboard table, enabling customers to play an interactive game while drinking and dining. Fraser Brown, Heathrow’s Retail and Property Director said: “As the UK's gateway to the world, we are delighted that local Surrey-based brand, Big Smoke, will be expanding its offering into Terminals 3 and 5. Heathrow strives to provide our passengers with the best airport service in the world and these two new openings will serve as great additions for the summer, as travellers and their loved ones will get the opportunity to enjoy an authentic local experience across the terminals.” Rich Craig, who launched Big Smoke Brew Co with his business partner James Morgan in 2014, comments: “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 8 miles from the airport so we are offering a truly local experience. We are in safe hands with the team at ARE, who are as dedicated to delivering fantastic service and a welcoming atmosphere as we are.” ARE Director John Butts said: “ARE is delighted to be increasing our presence at Heathrow Airport in partnership with the team at Big Smoke with these two fantastic new pub sites. 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.” For more information please contact Rich Craig on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Butts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Notes to Editors
Opening hours 6.30am – 10pm
Breakfast is available every day from 6.30am - noon
The main menu is available every day from noon – 10pm
The Oceanic is located landside (before security) in Terminal 3
The Globe is located landside (before security) in Terminal 5

About Big Smoke Brew Co:

Big Smoke Brew Co has undergone a period of rapid growth in the last two years.
The company now operates 14 pubs, a gin distillery and a brewery producing a
wide range of modern beer styles from their base in Esher, Surrey. Big Smoke Brew Co
is proud to support local suppliers and offers a truly independent alternative to high
street chain pubs and bars. For more information or high res images, please contact
Rich Craig. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE):

ARE is one of Australia’s leading airport F&B retailers, operating over 50 restaurant,
bar and grab&go sites across 8 major airports through a combination of own brands,
franchises and partnerships with some of the country’s best known chefs. The
opening of Big Smoke Taphouse & Kitchen at London Luton Airport will be ARE’s third
UK site. For more information, please contact John Butts.
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About London Heathrow Airport:

Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport and one of the world’s top international aviation hubs. The airport is Britain’s largest cargo port, helping to drive British trade growth and assisting the country in the fight against COVID-19, with 46% of the country’s pharmaceutical products imported through Heathrow in 2020. Heathrow is the first UK airport to pass the CAA's COVID Security Assurance Scheme and has secured the Airport Health Accreditation from the Airports Council International, as a result of investments made to keep the hub airport COVID secure. The airport is currently ranked by passengers as the “Best Airport for Shopping” for 11 years in a row. The Oceanic and The Globe will practise the responsible service of alcohol at all times in support of the industry’s One Too Many campaign to reduce disruptive behaviour onboard flights.





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