I think it’s safe to say that I like pizza. A lot. In fact in all honesty, I could probably have pizza for dinner most nights and not get tired of it, I love it that much. So when an email dropped into my inbox last week asking if I’d like to try out some vegan pizza and cider at The Stable Bournemouth in honour of Vegan Month, I was a little excited to say the least.
I went along with a friend and was met by some lovely bar staff who escorted us upstairs and presented us with a mulled cider in a very cute glass.
I’m guessing that the upstairs is used for functions and parties mostly, and it was so beautifully presented with its own little bar in the middle and lovely large bay windows overlooking Bournemouth gardens and Westover Road.
More guests soon began to arrive and I’d say that there was probably about twenty of us in total.
I was so happy to finally meet three other fellow bloggers from Bournemouth; Louise, Ewelina and Liz who were all super lovely and after talking to each other for months on Twitter and Instagram, it was great to finally meet each other in real life!
We sat down and after a bit of mingling and listening to resident Cider Master Beth talk about how The Stable Bournemouth is bringing something different to the town, as well as finding out more about the other locations around Dorset, it was time to taste the ciders….
We were given a scoring card and had to mark each cider based on its appearance, aroma and taste. I was a little shocked to see ten glasses being placed on the table but soon found out that we were literally just having a small taste from each glass. Pheeeeew.
I’m not the biggest of cider fans to be honest with you, and there were some that were wayyy too strong and earthy for my liking, but there were also a couple which were absolutely gorgeous, light and sparkling. So all in all, it was great to try out a proper cross-section of cider, and dare I say it, I think I even learnt a thing or two about the different types of cider!
Pizza was brought out at the perfect time (basically at the half-way point just before the cider was able to take effect), and there was several different toppings to try which was great. The bases were just the way I like them, thin and crispy, and the toppings were fresh and full of flavour.
I loved The Greenland Blazer with its chilli and onions, and The Noel Nutter was lovely too thanks to asparagus and roasted hazelnuts on top. There wasn’t one pizza that I didn’t like, and I am looking forward to coming back again soon and trying out one in full with a side order or two.
I had so much fun at The Stable Bournemouth, and would like to say a HUGE thank you to Cider Master Beth and all the lovely waiting staff who were so friendly and accommodating. Highlight of the eve was playing barmaid with Ewelina and discovering I could almost pull a real pint. And to top off the evening? Insta-storying Ewelina sliding down the stair bannister. You really had to be there for that but trust me, it was bloody hilarious.
I really hope you enjoyed the post, and if you haven’t already tried out The Stable Bournemouth I would definitely recommend it!