First look: New American bar and grill Huckleberry’s opens in Lincoln

  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Tom Rose, head chef, with waitress Ellice Quinn. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Head chef Tom Rose. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Tom Rose, head chef, with waitress Ellice Quinn. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Head chef Tom Rose. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lovers of American dining can tuck into a brand new menu after a former Lincoln pub was transformed into an authentic smokehouse bar and grill.

Huckleberry’s on Clasketgate, formerly Ye Olde Crown pub, has already welcomed its first customers after a number of soft openings, and is celebrating its official launch from 6pm on Monday, November 30.

The business move has seen 21 new jobs created and an undisclosed investment has completely reinvented the building, including eclectic decor and bar stocked with interesting spirits and beers.

Business owners Di Fuller and her business partner, have previous experience in the food industry and projects across the UK and North and South America.

Di explained the focus of the restaurant is on quality food, with much praise for the specially crafted menu options being given to head chef Tom Rose, who has previously worked at restaurants across America.

Head chef Tom Rose. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Head chef Tom Rose. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

He said: “American food has increased in popularity across the UK and Lincoln, and we are offering the finest, traditional dishes.

“Every element of the menu features home-made and locally-sourced ingredients. We have an authentic smoker, in which we change the timber every month to get different flavours and aromas.

“All the meat is butchered in-house, and our focus is scratch-cooking, our fresh bread and even our sauces are made from scratch.

“All the produce we use is sourced within 20 miles and from the best suppliers.”

Di Fuller added: “Some of the highlights include St Louis cut and baby back ribs, which are cooked for 24 hours in the smoker after being marinated for 48 hours. The brisket is also a favourite, cooked for 32 hours.

“We have handmade burgers and our mac and cheese balls and bacon popcorn are a must-try.”

For more information, visit the Huckleberry’s website here.