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Wetherspoon airport pub named as best in the world

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A Wetherspoon airport pub which serves more than one million customers a year has been named as the best in the world in the prestigious FAB (Food & Beverage) awards

The Windmill, which opened at Stansted Airport in March 2015, won the title ‘Airport bar of the year’ at the awards, held in Switzerland.

The awards recognise the best and most innovative projects in travel-related food and beverage.


The Windmill, Stansted Airport

Two other Wetherspoon pubs, Wetherspoon (Birmingham Airport) and The North Western (Liverpool Lime Street Station), were also recognised.

Wetherspoon was ‘highly commended’ in the airport category and The North Western was ‘highly commended’ in the railway category.


The North Western, Liverpool Lime Street Station

The awards were presented during the annual Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) conference and awards in Geneva. Organised by the Moodie Davitt Report and the Foodie Report.

Wetherspoon’s head of property and acquisitions, Jon Randall, said: “ We are delighted that the Windmill has been named the best ‘Airport bar of the year.’

“The award is testament to the amazing efforts of manager Michael Wilkins and his team of 160 staff who serve great food and drink in a superb looking pub.

The Windmill, Stansted Airport

“The Windmill is a vital part of the food and drink offering at Stansted Airport, serving more than a million people a year

 “We are equally proud of the awards to Wetherspoon at Birmingham Airport and The North Western at Liverpool Lime Street Station.”

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Wetherspoon, Birmingham Airport

Stansted’s interim commercial director, Martin Jones, added: “ It’s a fantastic achievement for the Windmill to be recognised as the best airport bar in the world, just over a year after it opened at the heart of Stansted’s £80 million terminal transformation project.

 “I would like to congratulate the whole Wetherspoon team as the pub is now an integral part of the new food and drink offer at Stansted and has proven to be extremely popular with both our UK and overseas passengers.”