Take on the Big Joe’s Monster Burger Challenge – four 8oz steak burgers, eight chicken tenders, six layers of bacon and six layers of cheese served with 1lb of chips, onion rings and a pint of beer
A revamped pub is to bring a taste of America to the dale.
The Bridge Inn, in Ramshaw, has been transformed into Big Joe’s Steakhouse and Bar which is due to open on Saturday, October 1.
The Western-themed rest-aurant was inspired by new owner Joseph Cunningham’s love of America.
Over the past two years Mr Cunningham has been helped by his sons Billy, Nelson, JJ and George to get the project off the ground.
Mr Cunningham said: “I’ve travelled all over America. I love it and I thought this would be something completely different for the area. It has been totally refurbished from top to bottom. We have gutted it and started afresh.”
The extensive refurbishment has included new central heating, kitchen and restaurant area as well as a remodelled beer garden, children’s play area and large car park. The new business has also created eight job opportunities.
Son Billy said: “We have seen the pub do well over the years and not do well.
“We wanted to revive the pub but with a theme. We have remodelled it to a high standard.”
Flame-grilled steaks will be among the cooked-to-order dishes on the menu for diners on Friday and Saturday evenings. Guests feeling man enough can also take on the Big Joe’s Monster Burger Challenge – four 8oz steak burgers, eight chicken tenders, six layers of bacon and six layers of cheese served with 1lb of chips, onion rings and a pint of beer. Those who manage it will eat for free, win a t-shirt and gain a place on the Wall of Fame. The 60-seater restaurant will also be serving up traditional lunches on a Sunday.
Billy said: “All steaks will be flame grilled and cooked to order and all of the produce will be locally sourced. It was very important to us that it was all local produce. We are bringing good quality American-style food to the area.”
It is hoped that this latest venture will also fit in well with the family’s popular Craggwood Caravan Park, which they have been running since 2001.
Joseph said: “It is a separate business but it will help with the caravan park. People stay with us and have to travel to find something to eat. It is somewhere to go in the village without having to drive miles. We are looking forward to it.”
The refurbished pub will also be open for weekly bingo and karaoke nights.