A BUILDING at Poole Quay which used to be home to a pizza and cider chain is on the market.

The former The Stable bar and restaurant at the bottom of High Street is being listed by estate agents Savills.

The "prominent" premises, which has been vacant for more than a year, is on the market for £775,000.

Details from Savills say that the Grade II listed building is currently laid out with an open plan ground floor customer area, bar, toilets, storage and cold-room cellar.

The first floor has a further customer area, kitchen and office space.

Details on the listing state that there is also four bedrooms and an office on the second floor.

Chris Bickle, director in the licensed leisure team at Savills Southampton, said: “The property is located at the heart of Poole’s quayside and heritage area which attracts high levels of visitor activity, particularly in the warmer seasons with day-trippers heading out to Brownsea Island.

"The area is also just a short distance from the town’s main retail district. The Grade II listed property previously operated as a bar and restaurant and has commercial fixtures and fittings included, which will be attractive to anyone seeking to establish a food and beverage business.

"The property is laid out over three floors, extending to approximately 4,290 square foot (399 square emtre) and may be suitable for alternative uses, subject to planning permission.”

The site has been vacant since The Stable closed its popular eatery in March last year.

It was part of a chain, which started in Bridport around 10 years ago and expanded to more than a dozen venues.

Fullers bought a 51 per cent stage in the business, which was founded by Richard and Nikki Cooper, in a multi-million-pound deal in 2014.

In a statement following the closure in 2020, a Fullers spokesman told the Daily Echo: "We constantly review our estate and, due to rising costs, we have had to take the difficult decision to close the Poole site."