The premises of the new pizza and wine emporium Fire & Wine which opens on December 1

Sartorelli’s has struck again. Not content with their brewery pizza offering at New Yatt, or their cosy spot in Oxford’s Covered Market READ ABOUT IT HERE the team are about to open a brand new venue Fire & Wine in an old forge in Milton-under-Wychwood next week.

Working with Eynsham Cellars, the gleaming converted space in an old mill (now known as Alfred Groves & Sons Ltd), is now host to a great selection of artisan producers from Rise and Flour Artisan Bakery & Cafe, to antique dealers and furniture designers.

The winning Fire & Wine team: Oliver from Eynsham Cellars, Claire Brooks, Aimee and Luciano

And now, joining the line-up is Fire & Wine, wine merchant by day, pizza and wine by night, which is opening on Saturday December 1, during their Christmas fair.

Fans of Sartorelli’s will know what to expect, their renowned pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired oven, and based around their esteemed margherita, customers then encouraged to customise their own.

Here’s what to expect. Magnus tossing his pizzas at Sartorelli’s in Oxford’s Covered Market

The five pizzas on the menu are all based on customers favourites; like Big John’s Calzone, the Luciana, Jack The Ripper and The Buddha: “so who knows, if we like your concoction maybe it will go on the menu too,” Fire & Wine‘s Aimee Burnes laughs.

These will then be served in the new Fire & Wine space, framed by 250 hand chosen wines from Eynsham Cellars, with space for 35 diners at any one time. There is one big communal table in the middle and then smaller ones around the outside.

Oliver from Eynsham Cellars has hand chosen the 250 wines on sale at Fire & Wine

Diners can then buy wine on the spot and just pay corkage,there is wine by the glass to and of course some Church Hanbrewery beer, and you can also take some home.

“We hope Fire & Wine will provide that perfect combination of pizza and wine in a lovely, relaxed, communal atmosphere,” Aimee adds.

And with the sourdough pizza bases and sauces made at The Yatt brewery the team doesn’t feel that they are compromising on quality.

Pizza makers Claire Brooks and Aimee Burnes, in front of their new pizza oven at Fire & Wine

“We’ve been looking for a third site for some time, so while it’s a big leap, the 16th century mill is still family owned and with so many artisan producers around us it seemed the right location,” says Luciana, who runs Church Hanbrewery with her husband Christian READ ABOUT IT HERE

“It just suits us, something a bit rough around the edges, but with so much history, light and space. It’s perfect. So we hope it will go down well with the locals and provide a new community hub. We are super excited.”

Open six days a week (Fire & Stone is closed on Mondays) Fire & Wine also hope to host wine tasting evenings.