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Hickory's Smokehouse

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
+44 1244 404000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (456 reviews)
“pulled pork” (281 reviews)
“burnt ends” (109 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You need to book at busy times! Great family type gastro pub! In a good setting, great for a meal and a pint or 2 before heading to the outdoor theatre or moonlight flicks! Free popcorn which is always a bonus for the kids! Good...More

Thank Katyjane1980
Reviewed 2 days ago

Does what it says on the tin. Great ribs, steaks, etc with a decent vegetarian option. Some really good drinks from the bar too (Tito's Texas Vodka is ggooood!)

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is in a great situation overlooking the River Dee. There is outside seating and plenty of room between tables. The menu is very comprehensive with something to suit all tastes. It seems to cater for the children too. The pricing is reasonable and...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 2 days ago

the food was that good we went back a second time, & again the food & the staff were amazing, the cherry cream soda is great

Thank Tina Wilsher B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here after several recommendations as I haven't been since it was Old Orleans. Well I was overwhelmed, excellent really good. Pleasant greeting, pleasant staff, good steaks, nice atmosphere. My girlfriend who has at last made it to Chester thoroughly enjoyed also - although she...More

Thank JD_Cestrian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been here a couple of times and it never disappoints. The food is absolutely lovely and the cocktails are lush! Staff are always helpful and friendly and it's clean. Book to avoid having to sit outside or wait a long time.

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable breakfast but over done bacon detracted from a tasty pancake stack. The service was prompt and friendly with a bowl of water provided for the dog inside when we were forced inside by the rain. Expensive though for what it was.

Thank MyAztec1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called in this morning for breakfast and opted for the full English It was of good quality but for £12 with a pot of tea for one it's ridiculously over priced. 1 slice of bacon 1 sausage 1 mushroom 1 tomato 1 egg few fried...More

Thank delves
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in with friends for a coffee whilst on a short stop over on a coach tour. The menu looked good, although we did not eat. Staff are friendly and helpful. Worth a visit.

Thank royaloak2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to hickorys early evening. Had the platter for 2. Exceptional value for money and the produce was quality; cooked to perfection. The staff were lovely with our daughter, giving her a balloon and making her feel special. A great experience again.

Thank David L
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Daryl M
30 March 2017|
Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
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5 December 2016|
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Response from wilsonSurrey | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were told on the phone they were fully booked, but she also said they do walk ins, so we took the chance and walked up to to it, very friendly and they sat us at the bar for no more than 10 minutes before we got a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
  • Public Transportation: Nearest bus stop 300 yards
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 404000
  • E-mail
Hickory’s Smokehouse is Chester’s authentic American BBQ. Here you can enjoy a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the US, but that we think deserves to be just as popular over here.
Our menu offers two styles of BBQ. The southern-style ‘Smoker’ BBQ uses slow, wood-fired cooking in our specially imported American smoker oven. The northern-style ‘Yankee’ BBQ is cooked over sizzling hot coals. Both styles create unbelievably tender, delicious meat and fish.
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