Smokehouse

3.9
114 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Based in the quaint village of Culcheth in the heart of Cheshire, Smokehouse stands out like an ostrich in a chicken farm. Amongst the churches and rolling fields, with endless heards of sheep, stands a building which looks and feels like it has come straight out of Texas. Along with the food inside, you wont find meat and tastes like this outside the USA. You can accompany the great flavours of our meat by guzzling down a few of our American beers or cocktails. However do be warned, the people of Culcheth will be out in force with pitchforks and flaming torches at the slightest bit of disturbance in their tranquil village.
What 114 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place to go and staff very warm and welcoming. Food wasn’t great tasted nice but expensive for what you got. Was expecting more . My husband paid £19.99 for a steak but was very disappointed when it came as was expecting it to be bigger than what it was , he loves his food and was very disappointed and wasn’t very filling.

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RH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had a table booked for 5pm which was all sorted out ordered some drinks and some food so everything was fine. A couple came in about 15 minutes after us sat next to us ordered drinks and food same as us only difference there food was brought out within 15mins no sign ours. The lad who took the order made up some excuse about a mix up at the till no apology no offer to knock some money off the bill. In all food was nice service was poor.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing atmosphere you couldn't do better

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took the family for a early tea this place never disappoints

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CM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and staff very friendly but service was very slow. Not often that I spend 2 hours in a restaurant for a fairly straightforward meal.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

We ordered cocktails and beers which were told were on 2 for £5, 4 for £10 offer, when the bill arrived was charged full price. The waitress was very nice and sorted the problem, but felt awkward having to ask. The chicken burrito wasn't nice, poor quality chicken, not much flavour, too little filling. Other food our party ordered was good though.

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JB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best bbq food I have had in years!! This was my first experience at this restaurant and I will definitely be returning. The service was amazing and Charlotte the waitress was a very attentive and polite young lady thank you for making are visit memorable.

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L
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Cocktails were lovely. Service very slow. Nachos very awful; fake guacamole and sour cream, ate as was starving. Sweet Potato fries delicious. The rest of the food average

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A
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place and really good food for the money. It’s much better than places sure as your TGI Fridays.

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O
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times and the food and service has always been spot on.

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T
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Slightly disappointing
Table was booked for myself and my friend for my birthday
Service was rushed
We ordered a sharing platter but it arrived without the brisket , so we’re assuming they ran out and didn’t tell us in a hope we wouldn’t notice
I’d go again for casual food but I think it’s overpriced for what it is especially if there’s main components of your meal missing

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TR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive for what it is. Food was nice but nothing more. Staff are friendly and polite. Won't be rushing back.

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M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

very slow service, food average. Waitress very helpful and apologetic.

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DP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was friendly and prices were good. Looking forward to going again.

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C
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very slow service and food was only Luke warm nothing special for the price £4:45 for a tiny pot of coleslaw the kids meal took around 10 minutes longer than all the other meals to come out which spoilt the whole experience to be honest even though they did refund this dish it had already ruined the meal

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GU
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was terrible, overcooked chicken, overcooked burgers and the burgers were processed and not even freshly made, the restaurant itself is really nice but maybe they should spend a bit more time thinking about the food rather than the look of the place.

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KN
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travelled from North Wales wrexham and was absolutely fantastic what a lovly night

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BW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times now and never dissapointed! Always great service and food is amazing! Always a deal on for each day of the week too!!

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OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

arrived was seated, no drinks menu, ordered food to then find out 4 different menu items out if stock, reordered starters arrived both with wrong sauce/dip, one main one side arrived eventually other main and side arrive and was wrong, went back to change it came back 5/10 minutes later 1st meal and side was now cold, they said they would replace this and took it away leaving the other main to go cold, manager then came took 2nd mean and said they would recook and replace the whole order, after 15/20 mins all the food arrive and was cold, needless to say we walked out and will never be returning!!! under the old management this place was absolutely amazing but now it has gone to the dogs, so its a no go for me!

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L
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Visted this restaurant on 2 occasions now and there were a number of items on the menu that were unavailable due to being sold out. My husband has asked for St Louis ribs on both occasions and they don't appear to ever be available.

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B
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Didn't receive all the meals or parts of meal together though the food was excellent.
Sauce for one steak was badly delayed resulting in the steak being cold by the time the sauce was delivered.

Serving Staff were very good and apologetic.

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LM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The waitress staff didnt advise up when giving us the menus that there was no chicken poppers no brisket. We were left a while before coming to take our order it was only then pointed out to us no brisket no chicken poppers etc wasted time which is difficult when dining with children who are hungry. We ordered family sharing platter we stated no coleslaw it came with coleslaw we asked for chicken strips to compensate for no brisket and poppers we didn't get either. I ordered a large wine they took my half full glass away before I had finished to give me my new glass. We wasn't told about kids menu or any promotions. Overall felt the service was lacking our sides were brought long time before our meat so was going cold. Wouldn't recommend to anyone again very pricey for the experience was looking forward to a posh birthday meal but the staff couldn't pull of the level of service the place was charging for.

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CJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always brilliant food and service when ever I go here. Outstanding. My only issue is the pricing is a tad over. But it's amazing food and great atmosphere.

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KW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place but my god the onion bomb was far too salty - unlike before

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TL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very poor value for money. The starters were served in plastic baskets!

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DT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

This was our first visit , we arrived at 7.30 and ordered ribs, only to be told there were none, how can you run a bbq restaurant and run out of ribs at 7.30.?
We asked for a wine list , we had to wait while the waitress had to go and find someone to print one off a computer, when we got it there were no prices on it.
I ended up ordering pulled pork which just came on an open chibata, it was over cooked and so very dry, no sauce offered.
Overall a disappointing outing.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Went with mum and 11 year old for her birthday and all enjoyed food. Only complaint was the draught every time the door opened. Deserts were delicious!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and amazing food. From the moment we walked in we felt at home.

Exceptional value and flavours

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CH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We ordered one vegetarian option and 25 minutes later was told it wasn’t available so had to swap to the alternative and was still charged full price for the halloumi. The BBQ pulled pork was very dry, we didn’t know what drinks were on offer due to us not being offered a drinks menu.
The waitress who served us was lovely and very helpful.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised to get a booking with such late notice, we arrived at 7 and the restaurant was half full, by the time we left it was busy. The food was amazing and there was so much of it. We had the sharing platter and would highly recommend it!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great burgers. Good choice of drinks. We got seat near door which was draughty and cold when people coming in. No restaurant parking

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EH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was wonderful, we have been previously and it was still as good this visit. Whether it was due to it being lunch, I’m not sure, but the service was slow, and a 2nd round of drinks took ages to be served. The good took longer than we would have expected. Bearing all this in mind it would not stop me from going again.

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CR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic meal in a fantastic place with great company xx

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D
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Found the meat (brisket) to be bland and cold to touch.
Disappointed after such great reviews from friends. Unfortunately won't rush back.

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OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was amazing

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j
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time we had been excellent food and service .Food was good value for the money

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JP
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good, food was very good, service was very good, polite and helpful staff. Thank you

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w
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really nice food, big portions, friendly staff. Waited a while for the starter but mains came quite soon after we'd finished our starter.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, was our first time but won’t be the last.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent Waitress Claire who's service was out of this world and made my birthday as special night. Thank you.

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