Previously the site of Eatings, the owners of Dough were running that place for the past couple of years all the while plotting this pizza emporium’s arrival.
The centrepiece is a fairly massive wood-fired oven which makes fairly massive pizzas. These come by the slice or as full size dishes. I opted for one of the latter with their four cheese (fontina, mozzarella, parmesan and gorgonzola) variety (£9.95) my choice.
I took a seat at one of their informal tables, looking every bit as crumpled as the mismatched linen I was wearing.
The spectacular heat of the oven cooked the pizza in no time at all. I ate some as I walked, but each slice was so massive and the base so soft and floppy that it was slightly tricky going. With a less sure hand I could potentially have dropped large swathes of cheese and tomato down my new navy blue shirt (RIP new shirt friend – you never stood a chance).
Once home, I tucked in with renewed gusto. The topping proved of excellent quality with the cheeses coming together for mountainous flavour.
The base was just a little too soft, though. It was very tasty but just made things a little challenging. Still, the surety of my hand being what it was on this occasion, I should give it another go, perhaps to try options from their lunch menu.
So overall, Dough looks to be a really good new addition to our city’s pizza outlets. I’ll be back soon to give it a more thorough appraisal outside the bounds of Festival time, but for now it’s definitely worth a visit in the last few days of the August fun.