Sometimes it can be confusing when it comes to deciding which one of the many Charcoal Barbecues is for you. We hope the following tips and pointers will help.

Charcoal Barbecues are great for family outdoor living and can be used, surprisingly, at any time of year. Relax outside around a barbecue and host a fabulous dinner party in the summer or when it gets a bit colder outside, try a roast dinner on the barbie. It’s just as much fun and it’s a great way to get outside into the fresh air and use your outdoor space.  And when it’s a bit chilly outside, nothing tastes better than toasted marshmallows – a real treat at the end of a barbecue and a great way to make use of those last glowing coals.

Firstly, think about how many people you are likely to be catering for throughout the year ahead. If you enjoy lots of parties and entertaining, then take a look at our Weber Master-Touch Barbecues, which have plenty of space and come with the brilliant Weber Gourmet BBQ System (GBS) which gives you the opportunity to impress guests and use different cooking accessories to do so much more, from baking a crispy pizza to infusing a stew with delicious smoky flavour.

If you’re looking to impress with the best, then check out the Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Centre.  This stunning charcoal barbecue does it all.

What will you be cooking? As they say, variety is the spice of life. Sometimes having lots of nice tasty bites to pick at is the order of the day. A charcoal barbecue that offers this flexibility with different easy to use cooking methods is the Kamado Joe range. These are charcoal fuelled BBQs that benefit from heat resistant shells, which help to lock in flavour. This brand of barbecue comes in a range of sizes. Our favourite is the Kamado Joe Classic I. It’s a great entry level barbecue that is suitable for both newbies and BBQ experts.

Where would you like to put a new charcoal barbecue? Is it for the back garden or is it for on the go with camping or caravanning trips? Or perhaps both.

If you’re planning to travel with a charcoal barbecue, then take a look at our great range of Portable Barbecues. These compact barbecues fold-away nicely and take up very little room – a great solution for small outdoor spaces. Our favourite is the Weber Smokey Joe Barbecue range, which is compact and easy to carry. It has a surprisingly spacious cooking area and comes in a number of different colour finishes.

For something more substantial that will last for years, then quality is key. By choosing a trusted brand like Weber or Kamado Joe, you can rely on quality. Their Charcoal Barbecues can be left outside all year round, whatever the weather. Keeping the barbecue in a convenient spot in the garden makes it easier to set up an impromptu feast. Of course, we recommend buying a matching cover to help keep your BBQ looking its best.

We hope this has helped and if you have any further questions, our Barbecue experts in-store will be more than happy to help.