The Stable, the cider and pizza concept, in which Fuller’s has a 51% stake, is set to make its debut in the Midlands next year, after lining up a site in Birmingham.

The nine-strong group will open at Unit 1 Orion at 115 John Bright Street subject to licensing.

It is currently on site in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Southampton, with the latter due to open in early November and the other two in early December.

The company hopes to make its London debut next year, with an opening on the Rhythm Factory site in Whitechapel under discussion.

Co-founder Richard Cooper told the Birmingham Mail: “We are nervous but very excited about moving into the real world with our Birmingham restaurant. We try to use local produce and will be doing that in Birmingham, including local cider suppliers. The menu in each of our restaurants is different depending on the ingredients, and we like to have some fun naming our pizzas after local places, such as The Bath Blaster. No doubt we can have a Bullring Pizza in Birmingham. We considered a balti pizza but I think that might be a step too far!”