The Stable is just outside Birmingham New Street station and is tucked away on St John Bright Street. After a swift pint in the Brewdog pub, we made our way over to our warm welcome. The Stable specialises in my 3 three favourite things in the world: pizza, pies and cider. Although originally starting The Stable in Dorset, each branch is individual to it’s location but still focuses on it’s Dorset roots. A lot of the Birmingham menu features Birmingham landmarks – which is really fab to see in a chain restaurant.
We were warmly greeted by our server, Becka, who told us more about The Stable and bought us a cider tasting tray. She put their most popular ciders in and they were delicious! I’m a huge cider fan and it was great to try a number of different ones. For £7.50 you get 5 1/3 pints of different ciders to try. In my eyes, nothing goes better than a pizza in the sunshine sipping on an ice cold cider. My favourite was the Beesting!
The Geek opted to try one of The Stable’s pies and went for their season pie. It was a beef and peppercorn pie served with huge, chunky potato wedges and a pickled onion. All the pies are handmade in Dorset and the small bite that I had was delicious. The pie had really thick pieces of meat in it and you had the wonderful sharp peppercorn taste. The peppercorn didn’t overpower the pie but you could taste it. The Geek isn’t someone who usually opts for a pie so I was pretty surprised by his choice. But, the plate was empty so it was a hit.
With full bellies we all opted for ice cream as a dessert. You really cannot beat having a bowl of ice cream for dessert; especially after a feast of savory, carb heaven. All the ice cream is made for The Stable and it’s £5 for 3 scoops that you can top with nuts or sauce. As well as having the usual flavours, the Stable has unique cider sorbet flavour and a lovely cinnamon crunch. Ice cream was the perfect way to finish off a delicious meal.
The Stable really did impress us all; I’m extremely guilty of looking at restaurants as soon as I see them when I get off the train and never visiting them, but their location is just another bonus. It was a really laidback place; a great way to end a bank holiday weekend, catch up with friends and eat delicious food. We will definitely be back and be scouting out their other locations across the UK!
I was asked to review The Stable in exchange for a complimentary meal. The meal for 4 would have came to £76