Derby's best BBQ restaurant serves incredible Bourbon bacon bites and fried pickles

We'd love to devour all of this! We'd love to devour all of this!
We'd love to devour all of this! | Hickory Smokehouse / Instagram
Celebrate National BBQ Week 2024 with a taste of the Deep South

It’s officially National BBQ Week and we’re feeling hungry.

National BBQ Week celebrates the very best of British grilling from hotdogs to kebabs and burgers.

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And while the weather still isn’t ideal for picky bits in the garden, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your barbi fix here in Derby.

Hickory’s Smokehouse in Swarkstone Road, puts a bit more of a southern twist on barbecue food. It’s less about plastic cheese and more about saucy pulled pork.

Hickory’s Smokehouse offers an “authentic taste of the Deep South”. Despite being a chain, it is extremely well-received by local foodies. Menu highlights include smoky bourbon bacon bites, Texas-style beef brisket and juicy burgers with your favourite meats.

Hickory’s Smokehouse in Derby is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 on Google reviews.

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Shaun Morris said: “Absolutely amazing service and food was splendid.”

Another reviewer wrote: “Thursday BBQ Blowout was delicious! So much food, but managed to polish it off.”

Here’s our top menu picks:

Starter: Frickles and bourbon bacon bites

Main: Smokehouse platter for two (get a bit of everything!)

Sides: Southern onion blossom

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