About Smith & Western
Inspired by the rugged charm of the Wild West and the smoky allure of American BBQ, the Cox family launched the original Smith & Western back in 1995, nestled in the quaint town of Horsham.
With a welcoming ambiance and generous helpings of classic American food, we quickly became the go-to spot for cowboys and cowgirls craving an authentic experience. From the heart of the small town, our love for the Wild West spread like wildfire, leading us to open our doors at seven distinct locations across the South East of England.
So, saddle up and journey with us as we transport you to a world where the spirit of the frontier comes alive. Indulge in hearty portions of cowboy-approved cuisine that’ll have you yeehawing for more. With an atmosphere that’ll have you toe tappin’ and knee slappin’, Smith & Western is where the Wild West meets great food and good times. Join us, partner, for a dining experience that’s as legendary as the West itself.
Smith & Western History
In 1995, the original Smith & Western saloon opened its doors in Horsham, marking the inception of our Wild West dining adventure. Horsham’s warm reception set the stage for our journey into capturing the essence of the American frontier.
Our first advert
Chichester opening invite
The success of our inaugural Horsham saloon paved the way for our first expansion just three years later, in 1998, Chichester became our second home. Our Chichester location was a remarkable transformation, situated within what was once a train goods shed.
In 2001, we ventured into the Surrey Hills, opening our third Smith & Western at the peak of Boxhill. This location offered panoramic views of the picturesque countryside. It combined our hearty portions of American food with natural beauty, setting a new standard for unforgettable dining experiences.
An advert for Boxhill
An old menu
2007 saw the birth of our fourth Smith & Western in Lingfield. Housed within an old pub, the Lingfield saloon exudes a cozy atmosphere with low ceilings and an open roaring fire. Here, patrons found solace from the modern world, stepping back in time to relish the warmth and camaraderie of the Old West.
Royal Tunbridge Wells
In 2009, we embarked on a remarkable journey to the historic Tunbridge Wells West Station. This unique location became home to the Smith & Western Restaurant and Hotel, marking a significant expansion of our brand. Guests could now immerse themselves in the Wild West for an extended stay, transforming a visit into a destination experience.
Our commitment to providing exceptional experiences led us to Tilgate Park in 2012. Amidst the beauty of a country park, we created a new dimension of Wild West wonder. The serene surroundings of Tilgate Park offered a perfect backdrop for guests to savour our hearty dishes while embracing the tranquillity of nature.
2019 marked a thrilling chapter as Smith & Western ventured onto the high street, opening our Addlestone location within the vibrant Addlestone One Development. Here, we brought the Wild West to the heart of the community, creating a Western oasis amidst urban life.
Twenty-six years after the original Smith & Western opened its doors in Horsham, we moved to the town centre in 2021. With deep roots in Horsham, we continue to serve up the flavours and ambiance that have made Smith & Western a beloved part of the community.
The rest, as they say, is just history