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a few words from hamilton (the flying hippo)...

welcome aboard

Ladies and gents, we’re
ready for takeoff

Today we’ll be cruising at an altitude of 30,000 different bits of brilliant...
so sit back, relax and have a gander at what we’ve got in store for you.

About us


The Flying Hippo has been created to put ‘fun’ back into family-style food and drink. We’ve got so much going on from our famous ribs and hot wings, the Flying Hippo game, fizz on tap… and let’s not forget our High Flying Pizzas; using amazing ingredients from our local suppliers such as Dropswell Farm and the Geordie Bakers.

Our Cabin Crew will kick off that holiday mode and have you feeling first class with plenty of fun for all the family. There’s even a kids section where they can watch some telly and dive into activities from our Pilot’s Pack whilst you relax with a seriously good burger or some Macho Nachos.

Captained by Hamilton the Hippo, he’ll guide you across our different menus, the grab-and-go selections, our bank of digital tablets where you can check your emails or play the Hippo game and finally…

Arrive at your flight feeling like you’ve already turned left.

You can’t fly without wings!
Our secret recipe wings are
served with either our
smokehouse BBQ glaze or
Frank’s Hot Sauce.

Our friends at Dropswell Farm
and Manners Butchers help us
start the day the right way
with a Hippo Sized Breakfast.

Our ribs are marinated for a day,
smoked for 14 hours and then
glazed as they’re grilled...
they just fall off the bone!

The Pulled Pork Burger.
Our 6oz hand pressed
beef burger is topped
with North Carolina style
pulled pork that’s been
smoked for 14 hours.
Yum!

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“Now I don’t know about you, but I hate to fly on an empty stomach.
That’s why my team has put together a menu of all of our
favourite food (we do love a BBQ) for you to enjoy.”

We’ve got all the classics done just right… the way we love them; from stacks of American style pancakes, a proper cooked breakfast and even eggy bread! For lunch and dinner we’ve pulled out all the stops… there’s different ribs, burgers, pulled pork and even our incredible Flying Pizzas.

We’ve made sure there are some surprises up our sleeves.

If you’re in a rush, the Cabin Crew have set aside a wonderful grab-and-go selection so your plane food doesn’t have to be plain food (we’ve had enough to know the difference).

The bar is stocked with all the drinks you need too… some lovely beers, kids collection and for those of you wanting to kick off your journey with a bit of class, we’ve even got fizz on tap.

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Mini Hippo Madness

“I know I can’t sit still for very long so I don’t expect mini hippos to either.
That’s why we’ve got our Pilot’s Pack that’s full of puzzles,
games and activities to keep them entertained.”

You can even play our very own Flying Hippo game on one of our tablets… it’s not just for kids, have a go and see who’s got what it takes to get that top score.

There’s a kids play area as well where they can watch a bit of telly or play games and activities whilst you keep a watchful eye over them.

There’s so much for the kids to enjoy; from our Bonkers Breakfast Bundles to DIY ice cream sundaes, baseball caps and even their very own Hippo cup to take away with them…

Our friends in the north

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Departures, Newcastle International
Airport, Terminal Buildings,
Woolsington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE13 8BZ

“To find us, just take a left after security,
through the duty free, past The Beer House
and wham! There we are….”

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From myself down to the cabin crew we pride ourselves in sourcing as much as we can from our friends in the areas such as Manners Butchers, Dropswell Farm and Geordie Bakers. I believe that using our friends from the local community means that we continually have the freshest ingredients, the finest flavours and fantastically happy customers…

So, come and visit us at Newcastle International Airport. I’ll be here to make sure you have a fantastic time.

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