As part of the London-based Noble Inns franchise, a second Smokehouse restaurant has opened in Chiswick.
Following the success of Neil Rankin’s Smokehouse in Islington, Noble Inns has opened a second Smokehouse in Chiswick.
The smoke house and grill takes residence in a lovingly-restored local pub, offering modern and eclectic barbecue food and a selection of craft beer and ales.
The menu at Smokehouse Chiswick celebrates small farms and rare-breed meat such as Highland and Dexter cattle. Chef Neil Rankin has built a dedicated smoking shed complete with an Ole Hickory Pit Smoker and Robata grill for the restaurant.
“We are thrilled to be opening Smokehouse in Chiswick, bringing our robust, and gutsy barbecue cooking to the neighbourhood. As soon as we saw the space, we fell in love with it, and were excited to breathe new life into this lovely old pub,” says Neil.
The space comprises a pub, dedicated whisky room, and dining room. Outside lies a paved terrace, a lawn planted with beds of rosemary and a rose-covered pergola.
Decorated in shades of white and grey, the interiors draw inspiration from country lodges and traditional pubs. The scrubbed pine tables are coupled with dark wood chairs and church pews covered with reindeer hides, creating a dark rustic theme within the modern London setting.
An oak-topped bar – backed with an original leaded-glass window – is stocked with bottles and over-hung with industrial pendant lamps. A grand fireplace dominates the room, surrounded by panels of traditional tongue and groove cladding on the walls.
Bronze lamps and reclaimed chandeliers shed a rich light across the restaurant.
The Whisky room continues the gothic rural theme with dark, oak-panelled walls adorned with antler and roe deer heads, leather wingback chairs, and an open fire. The menu will list more than 100 varieties of whisky.
Noble Inns was founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Scott and Maria Hunter, and later joined by Simon Holroyd and executive chef, Neil Rankin. Their pubs include The Princess of Shoreditch, Pig & Butcher in Islington, and Smokehouse in Islington. Noble Inns has recently launched Bad Egg, their take on a contemporary all-day diner.