SSP to open new bar at Manchester Airport

Food and Beverage specialists SSP will open a new bar called The Grain Loft inside Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1.
SSP says the outlet has been specially designed to: “reflect the warmth and character of the north west of Britain,” and its menu will feature: “much of the food and drink for which the region is renowned.”
SSP adds that: “With its low-level lighting, soft seating and warm, inviting textures, the bar offers travellers a calming alternative to the bustle of the brightly lit concourse.”   The new facility is zoned into different seating areas to accommodate groups of travellers, families, or people travelling on their own.
The venue has flight information display screens within easy view of every seat, while a thirteen minute time-guarantee on many items on the menu means those short of time can still enjoy a meal before their flight.  Self-service beer stations, where customers can simply set up a tab, choose a featured beer and pour their pint themselves, speed-up service times.  Also ‘Sound pods’ are provided which allow visitors to choose their own music and create their own atmosphere.
Mark Rainbow, SSP UK Chief Operating Officer said; ‘The Grain Loft will give Manchester’s passengers a comfortable place to enjoy a drink or a meal, with all the familiarity and quality of their local contemporary pub.   We’re certain this
will become the number one place to relax at the airport and ensure our
customers’ holiday gets off to a flying start at Manchester Airport.’
Beth Brewster, Retail Director for MAG, owners of Manchester Airport, said: ‘The Grain Loft is a great new addition to our busiest terminal.  The sound pods, beer stations and the use of local produce are truly unique and will give our passengers, whether travelling with the family or on business, something to enjoy.  SSP have always understood and worked alongside us in giving passengers something different, modern and innovative and I’m sure it will be a success.
The Grain Loft will open on March 21.