Fire Up The Smokers – We’re Back!
Yes folks, it's the news we've all been waiting for - we're getting ready to welcome you all…
Fanatical about flames; silly about smokers and utterly obsessed with the smells, tastes and traditions of the Deep South. We are a small but perfectly formed group of authentic barbecue style restaurants who live and breathe the values of southern USA hospitality…
Have you spotted the five stars in our name? Each star represents one of the five values that underpin everything we do, say or plan. We live and breathe these values & try to bring them into every part of the Hickory’s experience…
It all started with a road trip to the Southern States - 18 trips, 70 cities later & counting we bring home inspiration, knowledge, passion & good old Southern hospitality.
Our smokers are imported from Missouri & Tennessee and are shipped 4000 miles across the Atlantic.
With each trip comes new inspiration. Each state brings new ideas.
On our travels we are always greeted like old friends and we just wanted to bottle the generosity of spirit and open hearted hospitality of the Southern States.
From no teeth to false everyone is welcome. Families & friends can meet, unwind and spend time together.
Hickory's is a home from home for all our guests.
We visit the Deep South so we know we're doing it right.
From how our Pitmasters smoke meat, the secret recipe rubs & sauces to how to make the best Bourbon Old Fashioned, we keep learning.
We are always discovering something new & we want to do it right.
We strive to find our own way & we love to surprise our guests.
We've been bold and opened restaurants in places others wouldn't & we've brought you dishes that shouldn't work; Chicken Fried Waffle with maple syrup - you say they do.
We dared to show American Football at 3am in Chester in 2013 - only 8 people came, now it's 800 & we'll continue to dare to do things differently.
Hospitality doesn't stop at our front door we want to become part of the local communities we're in.
We host local events & together with you we raise money for our chosen charity Cash For Kids. We've raised over £150k so far - thank you.
We want to support local businesses & causes wherever possible, play our part and create fun, memorable events for our local communities.