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Cardiff Wales Airport opens two new food and beverage facilities

Credit: Cardiff Wales Airport.

Cardiff Airport’s departure lounge has a new look as two new bar and restaurants open to holidaymakers and business travellers.

SSP UK and Ireland, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has invested in Y Castell and Tap & Brew.

Y Castell is a spacious, vibrant and modern bar and restaurant showcasing iconic landmarks around Cardiff and Wales. It serves a curated menu focused on traditional Welsh flavours made with locally-sourced ingredients. It is the perfect place for family and friends going on holiday or business travellers to enjoy before flying from Wales’ national airport.

Next door sits Tap & Brew Craft Beer and Kitchen, a lively space offering Welsh beverages, including beers by Tiny Rebel, along with other premium local brands and is accompanied by freshly-made gourmet hot dogs.

Cardiff Wales Airport and SSP have forged a strong partnership over the past years and the new outlets join existing facilities, including Greggs, which opened in May 2023.

Llantrisant male choir treated holidaymakers, business travellers and airport colleagues to classic Welsh hymns, marking the official opening of facilities.

These latest developments follow a strong start to the summer, with a wide choice of sunny destinations on sale including Spain and the Canaries, Bulgaria, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. Ryanair launched two new routes over Easter and PLAY airlines announced it is operating flights to Iceland this autumn.

Spencer Birns, CEO of Cardiff Wales Airport, said:

“Thank you to our teams who having been working hard behind the scenes to improve customer experience throughout the airport. We look forward to our passengers enjoying the improved facilities before they head off on their travels from Cardiff Wales Airport.

Cathy Granby, Business Development Director of SSP UK and Ireland, said: “Opening Y Castell and Tap and Brew is a significant development in our offering at Cardiff Wales Airport. Y Castell is the only one of its kind as part of our focus on offering local hospitality at key locations across the UK. Along with Tap and Brew, we now offer something for everyone and a final taste of Wales before they fly.”