The Stable founders Richard and Nikki Cooper are preparing to launch new venture Swim, in preparation for their exit from the pizza and cider concept at the end of the financial year, MCA has learnt.

The couple have secured a 130-cover site, with an additional 60 outside, in Lyme Regis for the all-day café-bar-restaurant concept.

It will serve artisan coffee and in-house baked goods during the day, and turn into a casual dining restaurant with beer and cocktails at night, and is due to open on Marine Parade in the first week of March.

Richard Cooper told MCA the concept would have a causal beachside feel, with a plan to open five over the next few years in West country waterside locations, with two more already under negotiations.

The evening menu will include fried fish and burgers, as well as drinking food such as Japanese ribs and Asian wings.

Cooper said: “We are drawing from influences from all around the world. The great thing about where we are today with food is that anything goes. We don’t have to limited.

“We are going to create a place where we want to go. We want a place where people can come barefooted from the beach, have a great cocktail, and have a reasonably priced bite to eat.

“It’s a laid-back lifestyle thing. You go out, have fun, then come back with friends and let your hair down - and we feel that pubs don’t currently offer that.”

Also part of the new concept is The Stable co-founder and partner Andy Briggs and Kyle Clarke, who led the design of The Stable.

The partners are looking to open in coastal areas of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.