A Nostalgic Delight For All Generations

Nestled at the edge of Barton, on the A6, Billy Bob’s is more than just a restaurant – it’s an experience

Are you yearning for a taste of the good ol’ days, when poodle skirts and jukeboxes were all the rage? Look no further than Billy Bob’s, a delightful diner that’s a slice of 1950s Americana right in your neighbourhood. Whether you’re a grandparent longing for a trip down memory lane or someone simply enchanted by the charm of yesteryear, Billy Bob’s promises a trip back in time like no other.

Stepping through its doors is like stepping into a time machine, with every detail meticulously crafted to evoke the spirit of the 1950s. From the authentic retro décor to the classic jukebox tunes playing in the background, Billy Bob’s offers dining experiences like no other. Have you ever dreamed of dining in an authentic yellow American school bus or on the iconic Coke truck? At Billy Bob’s, these dreams become a reality, adding an extra layer of charm to your visit, every element of Billy Bob’s pays homage to a bygone era.

But it’s not just about the ambiance – Billy Bob’s is also a haven for foodies with a penchant for nostalgia. Whether you’re craving a hearty breakfast or a satisfying lunch, their menu boasts all the timeless stateside classics that will transport you back to simpler times. While you’ll find the expected diner menu items like burgers, wings and hot dogs, their chefs are more than just cooks – they’re culinary explorers. They’ve delved deep into the heart of stateside cooking, travelling across the country to learn the secrets of southern-style dishes firsthand. Along the way, they’ve traded stories with seasoned chefs, soaked in flavours and mastered techniques that infuse every dish with authentic taste and soul.

Their dedication shines through in every bite. Take, for instance, the Louisiana Boudin Balls—golden bitesize savoury pork and Arborio rice delights with a dipping pot of homemade Chipotle Mayo that capture the essence of the Deep South. It’s a taste of Louisiana sunshine in every bite. And then there’s the famed Philly Cheesesteak, a masterpiece born from the bustling streets of Philadelphia, perfected on the Billy Bob’s griddle with juicy slices of tender beef, sautéed onion, bell peppers and melted provolone.

But what truly sets Billy Bob’s apart is their commitment to authenticity. They don’t just replicate, they elevate. Picture this: succulent turkey, lovingly smoked in-house in a smoker brought over from Oklahoma, a specialist oven used in the top barbeque houses, which infuses every morsel with rich, smokey goodness, all nestled atop a colourful medley of fresh greens, onion straws, bacon and chives, cranberry dressing and homemade ranch. It’s a testament to their passion for crafting dishes that honour tradition while offering a fresh twist.

And let’s not forget sweet treats from the parlour, where a 1940s soda fountain takes centre stage. Once the focal point of every American main street, these nostalgic fixtures are now a rarity, even in the States, but at Billy Bob’s, you can experience the magic firsthand. Sip on a sarsaparilla or raspberry lemonade, hand pulled, just like they were back in the day, indulge in stacks of fluffy buttermilk pancakes, topped with your favourite syrups, homemade sauces and fresh fruit, or treat yourself to decadent sundaes. With more than 30 flavours of homemade ice cream to choose from, each scoop is a journey into creamy bliss. And let’s not overlook the legendairy shakes, hand spun and served in a stainless malt cup, each sip a reminder of simpler and sweeter times.

But Billy Bob’s isn’t just for the grown-ups. It’s a haven for families spanning generations, offering a playground straight out of childhood dreams. Imagine stepping into a world where traditionally built wooden structures like a ship, castle, helicopter, ark and more await, offering a new adventure at every visit. Let your little ones’ imaginations run wild as they explore these fantastical settings, embarking on exciting journeys and creating unforgettable memories with you along the way.

And even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the fun doesn’t stop. In the covered barn, the weather can’t spoil the excitement of racing down slides, swinging on rope swings, or soaring through the air on zip lines. It’s a place where laughter echoes and hearts race, where families come together to bond and make memories that will last a lifetime.

So why not gather your family and make a date with nostalgia at Billy Bob’s? Whether you are reliving cherished memories or creating new ones, this charming diner promises an experience that’s as timeless as it is unforgettable. Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere and leave with memories that will last forever. At Billy Bob’s, the past is always present and the joy of yesteryear is just a bite away!

Billy Bob’s Parlour
North Planks Farm
Garstang Road, Barton PR3 5AD
01756 71186



Tedd Walmsley

Be the first to know

To get exclusive news, be the first to know about our special offers and competitions, sign up to Live Magazines for FREE.

Tedd Walmsley managing director of Live Magazines shares his views on the latest topics in media.

Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn to join the conversation