After an entire day learning how to change nappies and swaddle babies, hearing hairy scary birth stories and with the slow realisation that this will be OUR life in about 5 weeks time, a good feed for ‘Mummy and Daddy to be’ was a welcome end to our weekend.
All about Pizza, Pies and Cider, it didn’t take much to be convinced that the newly opened The Stable might be the perfect spot for our last NCT class ‘recovery meal’ and even my pre pregnancy waddle didn’t slow me up in getting there fast on the chilly walk down from Montpellier.
On arrival, The Stable which is housed in an impressive gothic building at the lower end of town looks immediately welcoming.
A carnivalesque sign draws you into the cosily lit cavern, a surprisingly large space but decorated with an industrial edge and lit by candle light to ensure a comfortably intimate environment.
Smiley and welcoming staff greeted us at the bar, flanked by an enormous array of Ciders on tap – 33 at last count. Very quickly my husband seemed to be conducting his own taste test and before I’d even had time to take of my coat he’d made friends with the bar staff and was choosing his tipple. Only a half pint for him however as he had very important cargo to transport home of course! I have a feeling he’ll be back soon without me though.
There’s no table service here so having ordered at the bar we enjoyed the surroundings (and he the Cider) then we began to digest the day’s learnings. No sooner had we started talking about nappies and birth plans and the ‘yet to be purchased but can’t decide which one baby monitor’ than our light, crispy, garlic oozing bread arrived, again with a smile. We tucked in quick, the waiter had offered a welcome reprieve from baby talk.
A large side salad and our two pizzas came next – we had ordered The Pittville Piglet and The Fresh Hawaiian from the main menu. I had an egg on top of my Hawaiian such is my habit and he had extra chillis, such is his. My egg was perfectly cooked, runny just as I like it. The pizzas were decently priced from £8-£13.
ALL WAS DEVOURED IN MINUTES…these NCT classes really take their toll you know!
We were offered dessert but at 8 months pregnant there isn’t much space left after garlic bread, a whole pizza and salad to do that justice but he of course took advantage and…..I may have accidentally made room and eaten half too.
The Apple Crumble was a BIG hit, light crispy melt in the mouth buttery crumble on top of a hint of caramelised Apple and all served with a good dollop of clotted cream – perfection in a pie. My only problem was, I wanted more. At only £5.50 I was tempted.
The Stable is a truly creative and home grown set up, you can read more about the founders and the people that make The Stable tick over here ..
This was a whistle stop visit but ..we’re going back, every day…..LOADS OF ROOM FOR PRAMS!!! A definite recommendation for those with kids wanting something relaxed, romantic and roomy all in one!