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Hickory's Smokehouse

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” (496 reviews)
“pulled pork” (288 reviews)
“burnt ends” (116 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Groves | Souters Lane, Chester CH1 1SH, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Hungry after the drive up from London. Walking the walls and spotted the Smokehouse below. Not disappointed, the sharing platter is fantastic, some good beers as well.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed today via mobile

Visited this place whilst walking around Chester. Amazing food and service along with great value for money. Well worth a visit.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visit Hickories every time we are in Chester and absolutely love it. This time with the in laws who love some good meat! Very excited to take them there but it was all very disappointing. The standards have dropped completely. The food was not...More

Thank Shaun H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here with my family for a birthday meal the food didnt disappoint the staff and service was really good. The menu has plenty of choices the ribs were amazing really good size portions would eat here again. Only downside was the parking not many...More

Thank susiestevo
Reviewed 2 days ago

I studied in Chester so I knew Hickory's was a popular place and decided to book well in advance for my girlfriend's birthday. Please book as it's a popular choice and you want to guarantee you can eat here, trust me. The food was out...More

Thank emma l
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with friends Sunday lunchtime and were immediately seated at the chefs bench in front of the kitchen . I must say our party spent most of the time watching the action in the kitchen and hats off to the chef and his staff...More

Thank Katrina T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent location if you manage to find a place outside. We stopped by after visiting the walls of the city all around. Had the family feast and some salad. Plenty of food at a reasonable price. The service was faceless and indifferent; such a shame...More

Thank Ioannis N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been to hickory's a few times and always enjoy both the Chester and Southport restaurants. The menu is nicely varied and the food is always great. The Chester restaurant is enhanced on a sunny day by being able to eat outside overlooking the...More

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were told that this was the best place to go in chester. Boy, were they wrong. We saw food being sent back in droves. Ours was edible so we suffered through it. The ribs were more bone than anything and had little taste. Wouldn't...More

1  Thank jess_west565
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent quality of food with an extensive menu. Kids loved the cinema room which kept them entertained before the food arrived. Although they may have been more impressed by the bag of warm popcorn. Burgers were very tasty and my wife had hers with mac...More

Thank Alan D
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Questions & Answers
February 23, 2018|
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Response from mikemac1958 | Reviewed this property |
There is now a section where you CAN take you dog and have a meal. 😀
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Terry E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park but gets full
Daryl M
March 30, 2017|
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Response from kermitfroggie | Reviewed this property |
I asked this question to a member of staff and the answer I semed to receive was that they seem invite and offer memberships to regular visitor's once they get to know somone very well (first names etc) theyre invited to be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$53
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, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
Located on the bank of the river Dee at a spot known locally as the Groves, in the the heart of the historic city of Chester. We are fanatical about flames; silly about smokers and utterly obsessed with the smells, tastes and traditions of the Deep South. Our smokin' hot menu is available all day every day, from smokehouse classics including ribs, Texas style beef brisket, to steak and burgers. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and a specially designed kids menu that includes ‘grown-up’ tastes and some fun healthy options, the entire family can experience the flavours of the deep South.
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