New Runway Bar to open at The Windmill London Stansted

JD Wetherspoon is to open a brand-new bar at its pub, The Windmill Stansted Airport, on Wednesday April 3.

The new 3,650 square foot Runway Bar, which was developed at a cost of £1.3 million, is located on a new mezzanine level and can accommodate 200 seated customers.

Aircraft taking off and landing will be viewable through a 30-metre-long window in the new bar area.

The Runway Bar is in addition to the 7,000 square feet of customer space, on the existing ground-floor and mezzanine level of The Windmill, which already serves more than 1.2 million customers per year.

The new bar will serve six real ales, at all times, including an ever-changing range of beers from local and regional brewers and microbreweries, as well as craft beer and lager from around the globe.

New self-service coffee machines have also been installed throughout the pub, offering free-refills on a range of coffee and tea choices.

The Windmill, which opened at its current site in March 2015, is Wetherspoon’s biggest airport pub and will be employing an extra 40 staff in addition to the existing 175 members already on the team. It was the global winner in the FAB Awards 2016 ‘airport bar of the year’.

The Windmill's new Runway Bar is a fantastic new addition at London Stansted and represents the culmination of phase 1 of the International Departure Lounge enhancement works within our transformation programme.

 The new Runway Bar brings a further 200 seats with excellent views over the runway giving customers and holiday makers breath taking views of all the aircraft as they land, taxi and take off.

JD Wetherspoon are the market leaders in pub management with a track record of excellent success at London Stansted. We are very proud to have worked closely on this exciting project and look forward to welcoming even more guests every year to enjoy the great service, food and drinks that The Windmill has become famous for.
Richard Cross, London Stansted's Head of Retail F&B and Duty Free
The Runway Bar is a fantastic addition to The Windmill pub and we look forward to welcoming and serving even more Wetherpoon customers travelling through Stansted Airport.
The Windmill manager, Michael Wilkins