Travel F&B specialist SSP Group has teamed up with Warrens Bakery to bring the Cornwall-based chain to Gatwick Airport.
The new Warrens Bakery, which will open at the airport’s North Terminal this month, measures a “substantial” 300 square metres and seats 138 people, with ample space for individual customers as well as families and large groups.
It will offer passengers Warrens Bakery’s range of Cornish pasties, which are made to traditional recipes and hand crimped at its bakery in Cornwall.
The bakery café will be serving up British classics for breakfast, lunch and snacking throughout the day including breakfast baps, Belgian buns, sandwiches and pastries.
The team at the new Gatwick unit have been specially trained at Warrens Bakery’s Centre of Excellence and have experience working at the brand’s high street stores, ensuring excellent service and full knowledge of the heritage and production methods behind Warrens Bakery’s signature products.
Richard Lewis, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, said: “We’re very excited to be working with Warrens Bakery to bring this new concept to passengers at Gatwick Airport. Combining our expertise of the food travel market with Warrens Bakery’s award-winning range of baked goods, we will meet growing passenger demand for convenient, artisan food and beverage options at the airport.
“This is an innovative addition to our portfolio of outstanding food and beverage brands, and we look forward to working closely with Warrens Bakery to provide a new dimension to our bakery offer.”
Warrens Bakery was founded in 1860 and operates 80 stores throughout the UK.
Chairman Mark Sullivan said the brand “lends itself ideally” to Gatwick Airport as it can offer customers quality food at affordable prices, as well as in-store theatre, based on its heritage.
“As the UK’s leading craft bakery and the world’s oldest pasty producer, we ensure a friendly, engaging experience for all ages and demographics, where quality and taste are assured. We’re increasingly recognised as Britain’s trusted ‘hot food café and hot savoury specialist’, where customers can opt for a full meal, dip in for coffee and a treat, or simply grab and go for the flight,” he added.