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Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar

24 Silverhill Road, Willesborough, Ashford, United Kingdom, TN24 0NY
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Monday to Saturday 12 til 11, food served all day til 21:30.
Sunday 12 til 11, food served til 18:00

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar

A traditional family run 17th Century English pub, with log burners, beams, serving an american smokehouse menu. Including our own recipe 16 hour brisket and burnt ends, 14 hour pulled pork and soft and juicy ribs, and much much more. We have an extensive garden that can cater for well over a hundred people, on nice days we will have the BBQ and wood burning pizza oven fired up and ready to serve delicious fresh pizza and BBQ meats. All this washed down with a great selection of fine wines, real ales and a good selection of other draught beers.

Cuisine: Smokehouse
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 29 October 2018

Great food and great service. Well Recommended.

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Visited On Monday, 29 October 2018

This was my second visit. On the previous occasion in June this year the food was good. This time (Monday, 29 October) the food was very disappointing. My colleague had steak on a skewer and found the meat to be very sinewy. He had to ask for a steak knife to be able to cut it. I had three cheese macaroni with pulled pork. The macaroni was clearly reheated, being somewhat congealed, and was frankly tasteless. The pulled pork was disappointingly dry and also fairly tasteless. As I was meeting friends for the first time in over 2 years, the occasion was too important for us to spoil by complaining at the time.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

Fantastic! An amazingly welcoming and friendly place to socialise and eat. On arrival our party size had changed at the last minute, only by one, but this was no problem at all. We were offered the ‘Steak night special’, we did decline but again no problem. Ordering was easy, service was great, food was lovely, a fab team of staff there and such reasonable prices. All round a lovely experience, will most definitely be returning and would highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

We had sausage and mash and was very much looking forward to it but unfortunately slightly disappointed as very salty! Did mention it to your waiter but no feedback given. Up until then food has always been very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Amazing food, lots of gluten free options which is rare. Definitely be returning

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Staff were great, they gave a great review of the steaks and best way to have them cooked and it was cooked to perfection. We would highly recommend

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Brilliant lovely food very quick service too , friendly staff Deffo well recommended

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Lovely!!

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

Booked here for a works leaving get together, a table of 6. We were served at our table all night, our drinks were never empty before checking if we would like a refill. Our waiter had great knowledge of the specialised ales available and recommendations of suitable tonics for all of the gins they had. Atmosphere and decor was lovely! Food was outstanding...will definitely recommend and definitely be returning. Fabulous evening!

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Great food and excellent service - will visit again

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Friendly cheerful staff. Great burgers, but we thought the puds were a bit overpriced.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Booked table for 2 for a birthday. Staff were very inattentive, too busy chatting to realise we were sharing cutlery, had no napkins and sauce bottle was empty. Starter food was good but Brisket meal was like rubber and was inedible. When we complained we were offered a free drink or dessert, which we declined as by this point our evening had been ruined. We were then charged for half of the brisket meal, which we refused to pay as it has been entirely inedible! Bill was finally changed but we left within an hour of arriving. Very disappointing and would not recommend for food.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Excellent food, friendly service and value for money as usual.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Food was superb and cooked to perfection . We will defiantly be going back for more !

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Amazing food good portions and good value. Lovely atmosphere and great new drinking area.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

When we booked we were told they required the table at 19:45. When we arrived we were told that the kitchen closed at 18:00, which meant we had to choose drinks and 2 courses on the quick. Not much of a welcome. The food was OK but my brisket and burnt ends wasn't as the burnt ends were unedible and hard as chalk. The only reason for 3 stars is some of the party had eaten here a week before and had a good time.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Had a lovely evening at the Smokehouse with great service. The only thing that let the place down was the dessert...not nice at all and clearly brought in. I had the banoffee which was tasteless and some of the others had the pecan tart which just consisted of very thick pastry!! If I returned, I wouldn’t bother order a pud as waste of money

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

We booked a leaving do and were very impressed with the surroundings, the food and the staff! Love the setting and would definitely come back. Thank you for a great evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Had a lovely meal at the Hooden, for Fathers Day. Despite it being a busy day, the service was great, the staff friendly as always, and the food delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tasteless and dry ribs, and better burger in 5 guys .. poor menu choice on starters . Great for the garden drinks or watching the football , but not for food. Better options elsewhere.

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

Great quality meat & cooked really well. Highly recommend the T Bone steak & pint of curious brew.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

Food was fantastic shame about the staff. Took ages to get our 1st round of drinks, we had to chase them. 3 female staff and 1 male, thank God for the male member of the team as he saved the evening. 3 female, 1 manager/supervisor too much to do and obviously stressed as quite short and abrupt when questioned about drinks. Server couldn't use system and had no customer service skills. 3rd female member of staff either smiled behind bar when quiet or went missing when the bar area was busy. As previously mentioned thank God for the food and the male member of staff.

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Visited On Friday, 08 June 2018

Lovely work lunch in the sunny garden, accommodated us as we only had an hour so pre-ordered and so didn't wait for our food and didn't have to rush.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Ribs served without a bowl for the bones..no hot water and lemon bowl to was your hands after ribs...normal for finger food resulted in a trip to the ladies with very sticky fingers gets to wash hands..not hygienic..Ribs however tasted good..and accompanying salad tasty Steak on skewers were chewy..and some was leff by another member of the party..food pricey..

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