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The Stable, Bath

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1-3 Westgate Building
Kingsmead Square
Bath
BA1 2AE
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Quinno _ left this review about The Stable

Modern hipster-shabby chain bar with pizza as the selling point along with cider. Funnily enough there wasn't that much cider, just the five as opposed to five beers (no cask) and all ciders were fizzy keg from the lower tier of usual suspects – the boxes were empty. For the record, I had the most interesting-looking cider option, Wild Juice by Iford Cider. The interior is a fairly unremarkable L shaped thing with most punters drinking rather than eating. It's all a bit half-arsed really, I’ve been in a couple of their other outlets and had much better – either this one is being poorly run or they’re on their way down and stopped paying attention.

On 16th May 2023 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about The Stable

The interior layout and operating model is much as described by Blackthorn, below.  The experience, though, was not as positive as his; the bar hasn’t aged well and is now quite shabby.  In addition it was cluttered with pizza boxes waiting to be filled, which made it feel more like a storeroom on one side.  The staff were quite supercilious, certainly not helpful, and there was no real ale.  OK, it’s a cider house and I was very happy to have a cider, though what I had wasn’t that good, certainly not the same quality you would expect from a Somerset cider house.  There was, in addition to the 6 ciders advertised, a selection of craft ales including  their own Stable Pale Ale, although I didn’t try it.  It is a bit of a disappointment given how much I’ve enjoyed other branches of this chain, but it wouldn’t stop me coming back for a pizza and another try at the ciders. 

On 12th April 2022 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Stable

Recently opened in a former Pizza Hut restaurant having relocated from their short-lived George Street branch, this one apparently gives them more room and allows them to offer a greater choice. It also, I would have thought, is a better location and is likely to attract far more in the way of passing trade.

Inside it’s light and airy with good sized windows on three sides, and something of a rustic feel with much exposed brick walling as well as a parquet wooden floor and wooden balustrade elsewhere whilst in contrast the black painted ceiling has air conditioning ducting clearly visible. There are a small number of picnic benches outside that give good views towards Kingsmead Square, but space here is at a premium and they are not likely to be vacant for any length of time.

We didn’t eat on this occasion, but a quick glance at the menu showed their usual selection of pizzas and pies, many renamed to suit the location such as Great Poultry Street, Pump Room Piggy and a Bath Blaster. Prices for the pizzas were mostly somewhere around the £11 mark, and there were also a few pies and salad options.

Being primarily a cider venue, beer choice was limited with just Seafarer’s Ale on draught. Ciders were predominantly from the South West and included Pilton, Sandford Orchard’s Devon Red, Dorset Draught, Lilley’s Bee Sting, Ashridge Devon Blush, Ashridge Devon Gold, Burrow Hill Alf ’n’ Alf and Cornish Orchard’s Gold. The current choice was chalked up on a board next to the bar and helpfully included the ABV and sweetness, although unhelpfully, not the price. A further 13 were available from boxes as well as numerous more bottles.

On 26th June 2015 - rating: 7
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Bath Spa, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Freshford, 4.74 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
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16th May 2023, 16:56
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
6th May 2023, 09:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 March 2022 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes - Though out of stock on my visit, be warned - last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 May 2023 by Quinno _
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