Wetherspoons: Heathrow Airport to get second pub - opening date, which terminal, name

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JD Wetherspoon’s The Star Light will open in Heathrow Terminal 4 on October 2.

JD Wetherspoons has announced it is opening a second pub at Heathrow Airport.

The budget boozer will open The Star Light in Terminal 4 of the busy Hounslow travel hub replacing Carluccio’s. The new pub at the airport will open at the start of October allowing more holidaymakers to grab a quick pint or two while waiting for their flights.

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The Star Light pub is costing Wetherspoon £500,000 to develop, and the company hopes it will create up to 60 full and part-time jobs.

The name refers to the fact that towards the end of World War II, land in and around Heathrow was requisitioned for an international airport.

The chain already has The Crown Rivers at Hetahrow Terminal 5.

John Hutson, JD Wetherspoon chief executive, said: “We are looking forward to opening The Star Light. We have operated units at Heathrow Airport since 1991 and are proud of our association with one of the world’s largest airports.”

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Wetherspoon currently has eight pubs in airports across the UK including a spot at Stansted airport. The announcement of its new pub at Heathrow Airport comes after two other branches closed this month.

In July the group announced it was to close the doors on another 22 pubs this year despite having already shut 29 sites in 2023. JD Wetherspoon said the move was part of plans to offload a number of sites in a huge overhaul of its estate.

At the time, a spokesperson said: “In fact, the disposals have raised relatively modest amounts (although every little helps) and almost all are related to circumstances... where there is another Wetherspoon pub nearby.”

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