An expanding family business established in Dorset in 2006, The Stable is a stunning gateway into a West Country themed cider bar, serving a variety of gourmet, wood-fired style pizzas and pies, between several benches stretching from the front of the restaurant to the back. With the cosy, dim lit lighting of candles and high ceiling chandeliers, a sweet smell of local cider and a rural touch to an urban restaurant, an afternoon or evening at The Stable is the perfect way to fulfil your day.
The 10th of the restaurants to open nationally, all resources are locally sourced within Hampshire, striking and individual in dedicating the names of several dishes to their sources. A menu of wood-fired pizzas, pies, salads and desserts, The Stable naturally and authentically creates a effortlessly pleasing array of delicacies. Whether it be The Hampshire Hog, a sour-dough based pizza smothered in cured pork and mozzarella or The Lamb Bam Boogie, a pie filled to the brim with rosemary lamb and honey and garlic roasted potato, each dish is enough to leave you wanting more! With a slightly rough around the edges effect, a stylish open kitchen and an upstairs seating area, there isn’t much The Stable is missing in finding that perfect place to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine, alongside delightful offers such as ‘Tuck in Tuesday’ with a delicious choice of wood-fired pizzas, a side salad and a drink, all for just £10.
This unique format of a restaurant offers smaller dishes in terms of bar snacks, such as cucumber and onion with a dill and white wine vinegar, traditionally crackled pork scratchings and black and green olives. Cheese boards are highly praised for the diverse choice of cheeses and The Stable’s own local tomato chutney. For those who have a taste for venison, one must divulge in ‘Oh Deery Me’; a venison, leek and mushroom based pizza, smothered in tomato and mozzarella and enough to demand more. The Stable, however offers their menu to all, whether meat eaters or not. Fish based pizzas are available including the King Canute Catch, named after King Canute of Southampton, offers a seafood base of mozzarella, smoked mackerel, smoked salmon and topped with fresh parsley and lemon.
For the vegetarians there is a wide variety of wonderfully locally sourced meals, a recommendation being the famously delicious, The Billy the Kid pizza, including Rosary goats’ cheese, field mushrooms, caramelised onions before being topped with roasted pine nuts and fresh spinach leaves – a dream. Without forgetting the short-crust pastry pies, The Squish Squash is perfect for the spiced butter nut squash lovers, mixed together with sweet potato, goats’ cheese, spinach and plum chutney. Each pie is hand crafted in the West Country and served alongside a generous side of herb-roasted potatoes, pickled onion and tomato chutney. The Stable, regardless of which regional restaurant you attend, from the wooden beamed layout to the richness of taste, will leave you completely content.