The Stable gallops from Southwest towards London

Plymouth opening

The Stable, an upmarket chain of pizzerias anchored in the South West of England, is planning its first outlet in London.

The fast-growing multiple, created in 2009 by Richard and Nikki Cooper, started life as the restaurant at the back of a hotel in Bridport, Devon.

The Coopers had bought the dilapidated hotel after quitting their jobs in London with a vision to bring high quality locally-sourced food to a contemporary property.

Surrounded by the greatest cider producers in the UK, the business quickly realised that fine cider and fine food were a perfect match.

As the number of restaurants across the South West grew, the menu adapted to each new location.

“The ingredients on your Bridport Blaster will be entirely different from the ingredients on your Bristol Blaster and it’s this local approach that keeps The Stable grounded with its local community and continues to win the hearts of its customers,” the company states.

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Richard and Nikki Cooper at the opening of The Stable in Plymouth.

The concept may be boutique, but it attracted the attention of Fuller’s in 2014, which bought 51% of the business and is providing finance to accelerate The Stable’s expansion.

The next opening in London’s Whitechapel, is one of six new restaurants in the pipeline that will also include Southampton and Winchester.

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