Carling pub, Alicante Airport

Location: Alicante, Spain
Distributor: Estudio Tres
Designer: Estudio Tres

Alicante Airport more than doubled in capacity last year after opening a new terminal with 40 gates and dozens of shops, restaurants and bars, including the English Carling Pub, furnished by Andy Thornton.

Working with Estudio Tres, we supplied all the bar’s loose furniture mixing traditional designs with modern classics and sport themed memorabilia to create a place for travellers to sit back and relax or catch a game of football.

Nouveau bar stools with decorative cast iron bases and leather seats line the bar and are paired with heavy duty round and oval drink stands with brass foot rails, while oak saddle seat bar stools create high seating throughout the rest of the bar. Traditional pub benches and button-backed leather Chesterfield sofas provide further traditional seating.

In contrast, Palmas leather tub chairs and armchairs add a modern twist in the main seating areas, where they surround wood tables with mahogany veneered tops and a range of bases.

Quirky touches include a life size resin boxer greeting passengers as they walk through the door at the Carling pub and footballs shirts that line the walls, along with display cases full of tennis, rugby, football and golf bric-a-brac.

We also supplied a large quantity of metalwork from brass fittings to aluminium columns and heavy crestings. The latter is positioned on the exterior of the pub with classic cradle lanterns.


  • The Carling PubThe Carling Pub
    Nouveau bar stools and heavy poseur tables with brass fittings complement the traditional bar beautifully.

  • Leather lounge seatsLeather lounge seats
    Contemporary Palmas tub chairs contrast with classic button-back Chesterfield sofas.

  • The knock-out entranceThe knock-out entrance
    A life-size model boxer mans the door that is flanked by period lanterns.

  • Wall-to-wall sportWall-to-wall sport
    Display cases full of sports themed memorabilia line the walls, along with sports prints and football shirts.

  • A range of seatingA range of seating
    Modern leather tub and armchairs are mixed with timber low and bar stools and Chesterfield sofas.

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