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Geronimo airport pubs offer travellers phone chargers

Published:  17 July, 2014

Pub and bar operator Geronimo Inns will offer customers complimentary phone chargers at its Heathrow pubs to allow them to recharge and comply with new airport security rules.

The firm will offer complimentary chargers for all key phones and tablets at The Five Tuns (Landside, Terminal 5) and The Three Bells (Landside, Terminal 3) for customers using their venues.

Three BellsGeronimo's Three Bells at Heathrow airportGeronimo Inns is planning to offer customers chargers to help avoid possibly leaving their phone or other device behind if they have insufficient charge available at airports.

As of last week, all passengers flying in or out of the UK are being advised to ensure electronic and electrical devices in hand luggage are sufficiently charged to be switched on. Initially the measures were intended only for US-bound flights, but they have now been extended to unspecified flights to and from the UK. If travellers cannot switch on their devices, they face having to forfeit them.

Geronimo's airport estate will offer complimentary phone chargers to travellers to recharge phones at their airport bars in order to comply with new security measures.

Geronimo's managing director Ed Turner said: "Airports are hectic and sometimes quite busy places, our philosophy at Geronimo Inns is to create a home away from home be it around the corner from where you live, at Westfield or at Heathrow. Today increased security is a fact of life, so we say make the most of that time; charge up your phone and recharge your own batteries with great food, brilliant beers and seriously good wine."

Along with the group's The Tin Goose pub, located airside in Terminal 1, the sites offer all day breakfasts and other British classics, coffee and a wine list chosen by Master of Wine John Clevely.

The 30-strong Geronimo estate was set up in 1995 by Jo and Rupert Clevely - the first pub was the Chelsea Ram. Ed Turner joined as operations director in 1998, and became managing director when Rupert Clevely stepped down last year. The group was bought by Young's in 2010 for £60 million, but is traded as a separate estate.