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Virgin Atlantic and Delta opening a pop-up pub in Holborn

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For no logical reason whatsoever, Virgin Atlantic and its joint venture partner (and 49% shareholder) Delta are opening a pub.  For 10 days.

“The Joint Venture” will be at 33 New Oxford Street and is taking over “The Old Crown”.  (New Oxford Street is not Oxford Street, it is to the east of Tottenham Court Road.)  If you’re interested in craft beer then this is definitely one for you, as the pub will be selling 230 different brands – one from each of the 230 cities which Delta and Virgin fly to in the US.

It opens NEXT Friday 10th August and closes on Sunday 19th.  There are various events planned throughout the week including quiz nights – details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

Note that, whilst the website doesn’t mention this, the press release I received says that they will be giving away free flights to the winners of the quiz nights …..

There is a press opening party next Thursday so I will pop along and see what it is like.

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Comments (86)

  • jkei says:

    Etihad doesn’t like my 7 letter post code…

  • Anna says:

    Something Rob said earlier – can you transfer avios from a BA HHA to avios.com? I will need to do this shortly as avios.com are taking so long to close my (now empty) avios account and I need to use a Lloyds upgrade voucher. Please don’t tell me I am now stuck with an upgrade voucher I can’t use till avios.com have completed the changeover ????