Are you feeling festive? Why not visit the Christmas Farm in Llay, or if you’re feeling hungry, pop to the new Hickory’s Restaurant in Wrexham!
Christmas Farm will be open at weekends throughout December. They will have their wishing trees, hot chocolates, marshmallow toasting, and their very own real reindeer herd that you can meet and maybe even feed if you’re on the nice list.
We will also be selling our top-quality Christmas trees. For more information, check out our Facebook page: @christmasfarmuk. You can find Christmas Farm at Llay Rd, Cefn-y-bedd, Llay, Wrexham LL12 9UG.
Wrexham Welcomes New Hickory’s Restaurant
The Texan-style restaurant chain held a pre-launch event on Wednesday 15th November. Opening its doors to members of the Wrexham community for the first time.
Hickory’s Smokehouse held its first round of “practice makes perfect” events. Inviting members of Wrexham’s community to sample the enticing menu in exchange for honest feedback.
The new restaurant is on Sontley Road at the site of the Squire Yorke Greene King pub. A bespoke smoker has been installed next to the kitchens, allowing meat to be slow-cooked for up to 16 hours.
The opening of the Wrexham location brings their number of popular restaurants in the UK to 19. Each boasting an authentically Southern Texan wood-panelled interior design, which seats up to 180 guests and tantalising smokehouse menu.
The Wrexham venue exclusively features a private barn entertainment space and ‘end zone’ outdoor dining area. This seats up to 106 additional customers. It can be used for hosting events, dining or watching sports games on the venue’s cinematic giant screens.
The entertainment-packed restaurant also boasts a 12-seat cinema room screening cartoons and will feature live ‘Sounds of the South’ music from 7pm on Fridays.
Popular Food Choices
Among the popular food choices are the Hickory’s-exclusive Smoky Bourbon Bacon Bites starter with blue cheese dip (£7.50). The Classic Corn Dogs with classic barbecue sauce and sprinkled with crushed pork rinds and cheese dip (£8.25).
The Bird and Beast burger is another popular option, comprising southern fried chicken, prime beef patty, hash brown, lettuce, tomato, American-style cheese and tangy creole mayo (£16.99).
Desserts include the Hickory’s-special frozen custard, “Fro-Co”. It comes with honeycomb, toffee fudge pieces and butterscotch sauce (£5.25) or with rocky road, chocolate and hazelnut (£5.25).
Each dish is served by enthusiastic and friendly staff members who know the menu inside out and are more than happy to recommend mouth-watering dishes to new and seasoned smokehouse lovers.
Wrexham Lager is also on draft at the venue’s bar as part of Hickory’s aim to engage with and uplift the local community.
The First Hickory’s Restaurant
Craig Gibson, general manager of the Hickory’s Smokehouse group, said it was exciting for the brand to be opening another restaurant.
“The first Hickory’s restaurant was in 2010 in Chester, so people in Wrexham are familiar with us and our brand. We want to ensure that our customers receive the best possible dining experience, which is why we offer the kitchen staff and front of house staff the opportunity to partake in these special evenings to perfect their service”.
“The opening of the new restaurant has created about 70 new positions. We want to make sure that we are a big part of the local community. The best way to do this is to open our doors to neighbours, businesses, schools, families and the media so that they can see what we have to offer.”
The successful brand has recently opened a string of new restaurants across the country, including locations in Leeds, Solihull and Lancashire. For those looking to book a table, more information can be found here.
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