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SmokeWorks station road is our 2nd SmokeWorks, a big brother to free school lane in the city centre. we have re-energised the derelict Great Northern pub into a steampunk BBQ joint and bar.

'slow cooked. fast.' is our motto. classic SmokeWorks BBQ food with a brunch offer thrown in... bustle. bar. BBQ.


1-3 station road
01223 631627



monday-thursday 11.3O-21.3O
friday 11.3O-22.3O
saturday 1O.OO-22.3O
sunday 1O.OO-21.OO


monday-thursday 11.3O-23.OO
friday 11.3O-23.OO
saturday 1O.OO-23.OO
sunday 1O.OO-22.OO


xmas eve 11.3Oam - 6pm
xmas day & boxing day closed
27th- 3Oth dec 11.3Oam - 9pm
NY eve 11.3Oam - 1Opm
NY day brunch 1Oam - 3pm
6th jan 1Oam - 3pm


are children allowed in the bar area?

under 18s are allowed in the bar but must be supervised at all times.

is there parking?

unfortunately there is no parking at the restaurant. car parking is available at the train station and the junction leisure park just over the bridge.
there is also some pay and display street parking along nearby roads such as bateman street and union road.

do you serve food in the bar?

we only serve food in the restaurant, however, we do have a list of bar nibs to enjoy with a drink.

do you take bookings?

we do take bookings but we also leave a certain number of tables available for walk-ins. to avoid disappointment we advise booking in advance.

do you take party bookings?

the downstairs area can be booked out for parties. please email to enquire.

what times do you serve brunch?

1Oam - 12 noon on saturdays and Sundays.

can you cater for allergies and intolerances?

we endeavour to cater for all allergies and intolerances. in particular we have an excellent range of gluten-free options. please email for more information prior to your visit.

do you have disabled access?

there is disabled access via a temporary ramp. please contact us in advance of your visit as a staff member will need to assist. we have a disabled toilet on the same level.

do you do takeaway?

definitely! please see the takeaway section of the website. our food is 'slow cooked. fast.' so you can also wait in the restaurant whilst your order is being prepared to takeaway.

what methods of payment do you take?

we accept all major credit cards including amex.