Simon's canalside inspiration

A FORMER butler and tank driver has created a little culinary oasis in Dewsbury. The Old Stables Coffee House opened last month at Savile Town Wharf, on Mill Street East, with Simon Robinson at the helm. The 20seat cafébistro is housed in what used to be a blacksmiths forge, next to the popular Leggers Inn at the marina.
Owner Simon has been in catering for 30 years and has brought a touch of class to the canalside. The 47yearold began his working life in the army, driving tanks before transfering to the Army Catering Corps. He has also worked as a butler for one of the county’s best known families and has many years of experience in catering management.
“The Old Stables is the perfect place to relax after a walk along the canal,” said Simon. “People are so surprised when they come here, it’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by.
“There’s a new car park and we’re a great start or finish point for cyclists on any of the nearby Greenway routes.”
The Old Stables serves a wide variety of meals, drinks and snacks, with the majority of the food homemade by Simon.
“We do a really popular allday breakfast, a big selection of teas and coffees, fresh soup and homemade cakes,” he continued. “We serve Sunday lunches and will also be cooking delicious Christmas meals, with hot and cold buffets and a function room available for parties.”

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