Smokehouse

4.0
75 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American, Burgers
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Hours of Operation
Mon 17:00–22:00
Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00
Sun 12:00–22:00
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Phone number
01925 871664
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access
What 75 People Are Saying
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SC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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GM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal at the Smokehouse for our 10 year anniversary. Really well priced and the staff were really attentive throughout the night. Would recommend

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s
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really excellent friendly staff, superb food will definitely be going again and highly recommend

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NI
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not great value for money. Sausage starter £5.95 was not that impressive, main was 3 thin slices of brisket, cold, chips and garlic bread. I hope this was just a off day.

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JP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff where very helpful and polite, lovely food (plenty of it) at a reasonable price

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SP
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not what it used to be unfortunately. It’s been a while since we have been for dinner and previously we enjoyed delicious well cooked food like short rib of beef etc. This time the brisket was ordered as the menu has changed considerably, it was ditinctly average and sent back, over which the manager was very helpful, but found it hard to understand why dry poorly flavoured meat with thin gravy was a disappointment. It a local restaurant thats now off the list for future evenings out.

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K
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here! The food is amazing 👌. . .

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JS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed good food and service with the family in a friendly atmosphere

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CG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food and very reasonable pricing.... Definitely recommend

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MT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

Place was absolutely freezing, told problem with a.c.
Food is supposed to be American, am American and the side dishes were bland or dry and tasteless. Our starter was so greasy and not fully cooked.
The brisket, the ribs and hot links were nice.
Their waitresses were really great.

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EG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Really enjoyed our meal here Saturday food and service were great, only tiny point would be was very cold inside had to eat with my coat on.

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Very average food. Waitress was very nice. Didn't have what I ordered for main , they only told me after my starter had come and then the replacement meal wasn't right. I Wouldn't go again but you should try once.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and made sure this message was passed onto chef. Restaurant was quiet so service was really good. Would recommend to a friend.

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F
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Very dry over cooked cheap burgers. Had ribs previously and they were ok.

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OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming environment. Staff very friendly. Food excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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CS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food and beer good. We went for birthday meal and enjoyed experience.

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Confusing menu and decor a bit dark but good service and food

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MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go for an evening out. Service great with a friendly waitress. Food superb and arrived quickly. Good prices and plenty to eat. Will return soon

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KR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My only gripe was having to ask for napkins. The food was amazing and the portions were large

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N
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad service staff preferred to stand at the bar talking
Food dry ,burnt and tasteless
Items on the menu no longer stocked
Been previously and enjoyed The food recommend it to our friends don't known what's gone wrong but we will not go again

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JG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've driven past this restaurant a few times and decided to go in (family of three) for the first time on Saturday eve. Simple booking process through Open Table, we was greeted at the door and shown to our booth. Claire our waitress was very attentive and friendly, reasonably priced food and cocktails and the courses came out in good time with portion sizes more than adequate. They had a great offer of 4x bottles Corona £10!
The only downside was the gents toilets - one was out of order and the remaining one was not very clean - I'm sure it was at the start of the night but some men don't aim well or clean up their own mess, the ladies were spotless.
Overall a nice looking restaurant, we will return and would recommend.

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AI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and good service. Waiting staff very friendly.

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good filling hearty food. The staff where attentive and informative. I felt that we could have been more information in terms meal combos as the meals tended to consist of burger and chips or ribs and chips, given the option of would you like colslaw, re-fried beans as add ons would have been great for people who where mking their first visit. Overall it was clear everything was cooked fresh which is a real plus. I would re visit forarmed with the knowledge of what to order

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NJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great comfort food. Mac and cheese and corn bread what more do you need?

Burgers are drooley and loaded and I had the chicken salad was exceptional. Can not fault any of the service or food temperature.

A good place to eat.

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j
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

food was great only thing was we waited quite a while for the main but it did come as soon as we asked for it. The salsa dip was very hot which we didn't expect, I enjoyed it but one of the group can't eat food to spicy.

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DM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time at the weekend and the bbq chicken wings are so tasty aswell as our mains! Lauren B, our waitress, was so lovely and helped answer any questions to the best of her ability. She had a smile on her face throughout the night and even said goodbye to us when she had finished her shift! A real credit to the pit smokehouse. 5* from us!

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LG
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous as always, food and service are excellent

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TD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very very good food and lots of it, excellent atmosphere, very attentive staff, great beer - try the moonshine its lurvely
just an all round great night - will defo be going again, thanks smokehouse

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KB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed with the food. I had the pulled pork and it was extremely salty. Also reeses peanut butter chocolate brownie was just a normal chocolate brownie with reeses peanut butter cups in the top.

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AI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch here recently. Good service, fab food and I felt stuffed all day.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our anniversary meal was was ruined because of poor service. We had ordered a sharing platter for our main course which was served up as 2 separate large plates; the first meat only and the 2nd plate with the sides on, eventually turned up about 10 minutes later which completely ruined the meal. first meat only and the 2nd plate with the sides on, eventually turned up about 10 minutes later which completely ruined the meal.

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OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was lovely but the service wasn’t great. They forgot one of our meals (there was only 3 of us) and by the time it came out the other 2 diners had finished. Will go again but not for a special occasion

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JQ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with a great menu choice for everybody and the service is second to none.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Value for money, kids eat free. Service good. Drinks reasonable price.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Claire the waitress was brilliant, she was funny and pleasant

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RJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food was unreal soooooo tasty loads to pick from

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NW
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Ok food but poor service. Mixed up the order. We found that we were treated like a conveyor belt rather than valued customers

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PH
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved it snd are going to return soon with friends

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OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Once upon a time, not too long ago, there was a waiting list to dine here - you had to book a month in advance.

How times have changed!

Whilst the quality of the meat is still good, service is now incredibly slow, even when there was only 3 tables occupied and the amount of oil/grease from my wife’s veggie stack was incredible, which rendered it virtually inedible.

And the sting in the tail: £50 for 3 x burgers, 2 x soft drinks and 1 small wine. Just like everyone else who has abandoned Smokehouse, it’ll be a long while before we eat there again.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and a large menu choices, burger was really tasty! Only downside is paying £2.45 for a can of Dr Pepper! 😲

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