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Our family friendly surroundings will provide the perfect place to meet with friends, celebrate those special occasions or just come and tuck into some American comfort food smoked low and slow in our on site smokers for unto 14 hours! We are a family run business who have just brought our love for American food, casual and unpretentious dining that we hope will really hit the spot... Accompanied by our American shakes, bourbons and sodas, have you been on the road to American BBQ yet??
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews ribs burger pulled pork buffalo wings mac cheese popcorn chicken fries amazing food huge portions booked a table be visiting again family meal piping hot milkshakes smokehouse slaw platter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I apologise profusely for my unsavoury reaction on Sunday. Arriving at 7:15pm and seeing people sitting and eating outside, we assumed that the place was open and still serving on a lovely warm evening. Entering an open door and passing a group of guys standing...talking, I made my way to the bar area where all of the pumps and lighting were all illuminated as would be expected in an open bar. On asking if anyone was serving, I was greeted with a response from one of the group of guys who seemed to find it amusing, informing me that the bar was not open, and had been closed since 6:00pm. I was not amused that the group seemed to think it funny that my pals and I had pulled in off our motorcycle ride back from the coast, to an apparently open establishment, finding that had closed its Bar 1hr 15min earlier. Sincerest apologies again for reacting as I did. But why not let people clearly know when you are taking no further customers, before they pull in and dismount, etc? - A "CLOSED" Sign, for instance. Closing at 6:00pm on a beautiful Bank Holiday Sunday evening was totally unexpected, and not worthy of the type of mocking response that was given.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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David F, Owner at Smoke Stop BBQ. The Road To BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi P3055VWpaulb, I am sorry that you werent able to dine or have a drink with us on Sunday. However, I am sure you will appreciate that we have to draw the line on accepting online and walk-in bookings at a point; and on Sunday...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a relaxing lunch from start to finish. Easy to book online, easy to find and lots of parking. Our burgers were so tasty and the sweet potato fries were perfectly cooked. We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed the country music...playing. Service was efficient and very friendly. We will be back very soon.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

Booked a table for 5 but were led to a table of 4, quickly rectified by staff, drinks we’re ordered and then food, I went for the ribs and pulled pork when it came it was cold, I told the staff who were more than...apologetic and I was told let us swap that for you quickly, within 5 mins I had a fresh hot meal which was exceptional. All other meals in the party were superb too. Exceptional service, friendly waitress, all in all a good experience and we would returnMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 October 2020 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Wednesday evening, and was shown to our seats by a couple of new faces. Our food order was taken quickly, and was delivered surprisingly fast. Food was piping hot and up to the usual standards. We ordered the brisket and...St. Louis. The brisket didn’t arrive on the bone, which meant the portion was entirely meat. The St. Louis ribs were similar, with only one bone out of the entire slab of meat. It fell apart quite easily where we didn’t even need the steak knife. The atmosphere was lively and very relaxed, the music was at the perfect level and we were checked on frequently by the staff, who we assumed were smiling behind their masks. Having travelled around the world, we still haven’t found a restaurant that can sell amazing food, an amazing atmosphere and brilliant staff just as well as here. Would recommend you visit with friends, family or even a romantic evening. This restaurant does it all. Only negative was that they weren’t accepting the loyalty cards, but we should’ve checked in advance.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Wife and I called in on the off chance on our way home from Wales, so glad we did, wife had the kitchen sink, I had the PIG burger, both were huge portions and very tasty, staff were pleasant and attentive.. well worth a visit...but make sure your hungry..Bonus was they sell Coors Light to wash my meal down with.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

I had a Burger, my partner a hotdog. The hotdog meal was perfect, good portions, side of slaw quality ingredients. The Burger too was tasty my only qualm was the price and size of the patties - small. I love a milkshake at these kinds...of places, however I didn't order as I saw the size of them on another table. When paying around £5 for some milk and cream you'd expect and healthy sized drink. It baffles me when places do this, after all its just milk and cream! Go all out, make it amazing, a real feature of the diner you can tell friends about, not "The milkshakes were disappointing, small and over priced." Overall, I wouldn't return. although the food was nice to eat the pricing was too much. sides for £5! I hope things change as the staff were very friendly upon our visit and I like to help business with returning custom. I hope this review is met with kind words and not "Another one moaning about the prices again" If more than one person is complaining about the same issue, perhaps its a valid issue. Finally -I have read a few replies from the manager to some reviews that were a little negative on Trip advisor. I know it may be frustrating to hear sometimes but to reply in a unprofessional or condescending manner wont help, it only puts people off visiting. That's my 2 cents anyway, take it or leave it. All the best with the business, I hope we can visit again in the future...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent food great service very good. Very Covid secure. Good value for money. Good location and choice of drinks.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

Amazing meal as per usual. Me and my new husband decided to visit as a post-wedding meal and again we were not disappointed. Firstly, to answer another review on here about portion size- I’m not sure what kind of portions you are used to eating...but we certainly did not go hungry!! Smokestop are extremely clear about their limited menu (if you use Facebook, then it may a good idea to follow the restaurants you want to visit as you will be kept up to date on what is going on-especially in these times). Definitely not limited on quality though. Also, the prices are very transparent on these menus so you can see how much you are going to spend before you even step food in the venue. All food was piping hot, staff attentive, drinks kept coming. I recommend that you make the trip to Smokestop yourselves, instead of going off the very limited negative reviews on here. It’s completely worth it, and will support an independent business at the same time. Thanks for making the day even more memorable for us :)More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Been coming here for years but unfortunately not this year due to lock down etc Decided to use their takeaway/collect service today... wow we missed this food. Food was awesome and great to see it packed in eco friendly trays !! We turned our dining...room into a huge smoke stop banquet for the afternoon.. all piping hot and same awesome quality you get from eating in - genuinely great! Well done smoke stop .. we’ll be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

Went here late September I had the beef brisket this was £18 I ordered a sausage with it for an extra £4 the brisket was just a few fairly thin slices and just luke warm I expected a fairly big meal for £22 my wife...had a burger which she said was ok, the service was very fast we had hardly started our drink when it arrived, we booked here as hickorys was fully booked, I booked here about 2 hours before I arrived I can see why I had no trouble booking here very over priced for what you get I think ill stick to hickorys from now on.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from Smoke Stop B | Property representative |
We are yes still open. Mon - Wed 5-10pm; Thurs 12-3 and 5-10 and Sat & Sun midday - 10pm. Pls message us on our Fb page if you wish to book a table. David
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I dont think they are sorry.
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Yep it is.... 100%
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Smoke Stop BBQ. The Road To BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4