This February, a new unique US style pub and grill is set to open its doors in Lancashire.

Henry’s Smokehouse, a family run restaurant named after the owner’s son, has confirmed that it is set to open to the public on February 2 from 12pm. 

The new restaurant will bring a taste of Texas and Louisiana to Lancashire, with a US inspired menu curated by the team behind The Ship in Elswick, including consultation from chef Adam James Bennett, who previously worked under Marco Pierre White and was the private chef for the Moroccan King. 

Lee Hughes, founder of Henry’s Smokehouse, said: “The concept of Henry’s Smokehouse has been in the works for a while now. After driving past the site almost everyday, I saw the potential of rescuing this closed down shell of a pub and turning it into something new and exciting.

"We have been working hard to bring the former Black Valais back to life and we are looking forward to finally being able to open our doors to the public next month. 

“After being inspired by the southern US flavours, we have worked hard on the menu to bring something new to the region, and we’re particularly excited about our in-house dry-ager. 

“The venue has some great potential, and we are looking forward to developing the concept and launching some exciting new additions over the coming months.”

The menu will consist of a unique Brisket, which will be included in several dishes including the Dry Aged Beef Brisket lightly sauced in bourbon and barbeque; the Brisket Mac & Cheese; and the Smoked Brisket Banquette which can be ordered for groups of 12-16 people.

The menu also features staple favourites, with a variety of Signature Burgers and ‘Dogs’, including The Devil of New Orleans, topped with chilli con queso, a duo of cream cheese and Monterey Jack, nacho crumbs and a chargrilled chilli topper; The Mac Daddy, topped with a mac and cheese patty, streaky maple bacon, parsley and dirty sauce; and The Hog Diggidy topped with smoked pulled pork, chilli con queso and crispy cured bacon.

Every Sunday, the new restaurant will serve their Sunday Roast with all the trimmings including proper gravy and fresh roasties. The Sunday meat, sourced from local farmers, will be dry-aged and smoked in-house in view of the restaurant guests, using the finest grade of Himalayan Salt to intensify the flavours. 

The neighbourhood bar, located in Kirkham at the former Black Valais site on Fleetwood Road, will serve up a selection of delicious drinks, including milkshakes, classic cocktails, local ales such as Moorhouses, Farm Yard Brewery and Kirby Longsdale alongside a selection of American Lagers - Goose Island Beers and Brooklyn Lagers. 

The brand new concept comes from the team behind The Ship in Elswick, and will seat 100 people inside the restaurant, with plans to expand over the summer into the garden located at the back of the restaurant. 

Prices range from £12-£19 for a main course.