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Billy Bob's: Parlour - Diner - Play


North Planks Farm, Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5AD

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Tel: 01756 711 826

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Looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner where the whole family can get their kicks?  Billy Bob’s sure is that place.

From the moment you arrived, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a 60s American diner and parlor, just like the ones in the flicks.  Dine in a yellow school bus or grab a diner booth and channel your inner Fonzie.  Enjoy a fancy soda from the restored 1940s fountain or, if you’re just passing by, order a coffee from the vintage Airstream or ice cream parlour treat from the counter.

Whether you’re a tot, a teen or heading to your twilight years, Billy Bob’s is a full-on retro American parlor and diner that can’t fail to make you feel like a million bucks.  You bet, Billy Bob's serve those American diner favourites; hot dogs, chilli dogs, handmade burgers and more.  But you’ll also find their take on the best stateside cooking; The Iowa Farm Boy, Louisiana Boudin Balls and Oklahoma Pulled Pork.  Then add in some homemade sides; Burger Fixin’s, Tumbleweed Onion Straws and Hickory Smoked Beans to really make it a memorable meal.  There’s veggie and vegan options aplenty and a separate kid’s menu for under nines to boot.  ​​​​​And at Billy Bob’s, just because kids are often dining too, it doesn’t mean rubbish or bland food.  Nearabout everything is made from scratch in the kitchens, with passion and local ingredients (and for those who like it, a kick of spice here and there wink, wink).  Washed down with a great range of beverages including hard to find ole fashioned floats and hand-pulled sodas.  Think sarsaparilla, orange creamsicle and raspberry lemonade, made at the restored 1940s Chicago soda fountain.

Dessert?  Sure thing.  The nearabout 30 flavours of ice cream are all homemade, over at the sister store in Skipton.  Choose from high-falutin’ flavours like key lime pie, rainbow sherbet or cotton candy; or stick with comforting staples like vanilla, banana and mint choc.  Pile ’em high on a choice of cones, or be the kid in the candy store and go all-out with a decadent sundae, pancake or waffle.

If you’re bringing the ankle biters along, outdoors you’ll find seventh heaven for kids just waiting to be clambered over.  From a plethora of imaginative wooden apparatus, to ole fashioned adventure that even the weather can’t spoil, in the huge play barns.  The rope swings, zip wires, racing slides and foam pit make for a great way to burn off energy from brunch, lunch or dinner, before heading back in for those legen-dairy parlour treats, ice creams, pancakes, sundaes and shakes.

Billy Bob’s sure makes most folks feel like a kid again, whether it’s the toe-tapping tune playing on the jukebox, slurping up a legendary thick shake between bites on a homemade burger, gawping in wonderment at the authentic memorabilia and neons, or having a blast on the awesome play, you'll be planning your next visit before you’ve driven out of the parking lot. 

Please note:
For the diner ​booking is recommended at weekends and holidays.
Reserve a table in the family dining areas (including the school bus).
There is separate seating for folks calling in for parlour treats, no need to book, just call in anytime for ice creams, sundaes, pancakes, waffles coffees, shakes and sodas.
For everyone's safety and enjoyment there is a set capacity limit for the play areas.
For non-diners/just enjoying a parlour treat, limited places are available each hour for play-only bookings.
Walk-ins/without an advanced reservation and wishing to play after dining, upon ordering,  you will be issued with a proof of dining ticket, this will guarantee entry for children in your party after you have dined.

Book Tickets


​​​​​​​One hour play slot £3.00 per child.

Opening Times

Season (13 Feb 2024 - 28 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 18:00

* ​​​​​​​During midweek term time, entry to play areas is open to everyone, no need to book.
During weekends and holidays, diners are given priority access to play areas. When making a reservation, children of families dining will automatically be added to the numbers and guaranteed entry to play.
Choose to arrive an hour before dining to play or for an hour following dining as you please.


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Near Barton. Look out for the huge Billy Bob’s sign, visible either direction on the A6.

Public Transport Directions

There's a bus stop, both directions, right outside the entrance.



  • Use and Promote Local Produce


  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors


  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu
  • Children's outdoor play area

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside
  • Unique venue



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