Broil King Baron 440 BarbecueBroil King Baron 440 Barbecue
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Broil King Baron 440 Barbecue
The Baron series from Broil King offers both power and performance. Including standard premium stainless-steel features like a double lid, drop down side shelves, control panel, handles and cabinet doors. Add to that Broil King's legendary cooking system containing heavy-duty cast iron cooking grids, stainless-steel Flav-R-Wave, patented Dual-Tube burners and Linear-Flow valves for precise cooking...
Broil King Monarch 390 Bbq, Rear Burner & Rotisserie KitBroil King Monarch 390 Bbq, Rear Burner & Rotisserie Kit
Broil King Monarch 390 Bbq, Rear Burner & Rotisserie Kit
The Monarch 390 is a top of the range barbecue, and hosts a 11942 BTU Stainless Steel rear burner. It comes supplies with a Premium Mains Rotisserie Kit and a 9213 BTU side burner. Also including a Therma-Cast™ aluminium oven with stainless steel lid insert, and packed with 3 stainless steel Dual-Tube™ to deliver maximum output and efficiency. It also has chrome painted drop down...

Broil King Royal 320 Gas Barbecue
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Broil King Royal 320 Gas Barbecue
The Broil King Royal 320 is a brilliant compact BBQ. Featuring three stainless steel tubular burners which offer even heat distribution as well as cast iron c Full Specificationooking surfaces and large warming rack. The compact design includes fold down side tables which are chrome plated steel, and are extremely stable when in the upright position. The Broil King Royal 320 also features a cabinet...
Char-Broil Platinum 2200S Gas BarbecueChar-Broil Platinum 2200S Gas Barbecue
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Char-Broil Platinum 2200S Gas Barbecue
Made of top-quality non magnetic stainless steel, Char-Broil's Platinum Line offers top quality grills, for those who are looking for an extraordinary grilling experience. The Platinum 2 Burner in stainless steel features 2 separate fireboxes to allow perfect temperature control and premium stainless steel grates with grate level temperature gauges. Knock down cabinet fitting 11kg gas tank, heavy...
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Gardeco Fiesta Steel Drum Barbecue
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Gardeco Fiesta Steel Drum Barbecue
Barbecue drum with hood, on study steel frame with two wheels and handles. Dimensions: 93cm (W) x 64.5cm (D) x 90cm (H) Material: Steel
Gardeco Swish Enamelled Kettle BarbecueGardeco Swish Enamelled Kettle Barbecue
Gardeco Swish Enamelled Kettle Barbecue
The Gardeco Swish Kettle Barbecue comes with two wheels for ease of mobility. Lift up the barbecue lid to control the air flow and there is plenty of space underneath for storage of BBQ essentials. Dimensions: 44.5cm (W) x 44.5cm (D) x 73cm (H) Accessories supplied with the product: Chromed BBQ grill, mesh shelf and two wheels Materials: Steel

Gardeco Yankee Smoker Drum Barbecue With Side Smoker
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Gardeco Yankee Smoker Drum Barbecue With Side Smoker
A versatile smoker drum barbeque designed for barbequing at low temperatures, giving your food a slow-cooked smoky taste. Stable design with two wheels and a handle for easy relocating. Incorporates an ideally-positioned front tray and roomy ground-level shelf. Dimensions: 116cm (L) x 61cm (W) x 105.5cm (H) Heavy-duty porcelain enameled cooking grates . High-tempurate powder coated lid and grate 2...
Lifestyle Grenada 4 + 1 Gas Barbecue grill
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Lifestyle Grenada 4 + 1 Gas Barbecue grill
Everything you need for a great barbecue; the Lifestyle Grenada Gas BBQ Grill is well equipped and ready to go with all of the essentials and more! We’ve included; a warming rack, side burner and double skinned roasting hood and BBQ tool hooks to help you achieve your perfect barbecue. Specification 4 Main Burners + 1 Side Burner Side shelf Double skinned Roasting Hood Temperature Gauge Cast...

Lifestyle St Vincent 3 +1 Gas Barbecue grill
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Lifestyle St Vincent 3 +1 Gas Barbecue grill
In sleek stainless steel and matte black, we have the Lifestyle St. Vincent. This sturdy barbecue has Four burners in total, ideal for a good-sized outdoor family party. Three main burners of stunning stainless steel and One side burner perfect for side dish preparation. Also included is a warming rack, keeping your desired dish hot until it’s ready to be served. The Lifestyle St. Vincent has...
Tower Apollo BurnerTower Apollo Burner
Tower Apollo Burner
Grill delicious meats for all the family using this visually appealing Apollo Burner from Tower. Versatile in its design, you can use this burner as both a source of heating and to grill a wide range of succulent meats for a barbecue with friends and family. A heat resistant powder coated steel body provides the added durability at higher temperatures for cooking different meats. The ventilated...

Tower Ignite Multi Xl Hybrid BarbecueTower Ignite Multi Xl Hybrid Barbecue
Tower Ignite Multi Xl Hybrid Barbecue
The Tower Ignite Multi XL combines gas, a multi-height charcoal grill, smoker barbecue and a side burner for grilling a wide range of meats in different and delicious ways. The 3 burner grill provides a big surface area for cooking larger portions of food for friends and family. A heat resistant steel body provides added durability at higher temperatures for cooking different meats. Included is...
Tower Orb Grill ProTower Orb Grill Pro
Tower Orb Grill Pro
Grill some delicious ingredients for all your friends and family with the Tower ORB Grill Pro. The included thermometer and air flow vent lets you easily monitor and control the temperature so a wide range of meats are cooked correctly with the perfect consistency. Featuring a generously sized grilling area of 54cm, you can cook larger portions of food, providing you the capacity to efficiently serve...

Tower Sphere Pit N GrillTower Sphere Pit N Grill
Tower Sphere Pit N Grill
Combining visual appeal and practicality, this Tower Sphere Pit and Grill has everything you need to play host for family gatherings. The hygienic steel surface lets you cook a wide range of meats, poultry and other ingredients, which can be easily cleaned without risk of cross contamination. Featuring a robust stainless steel construction, this barbecue and fire pit is perfect for those who love...

The British do love a barbecue, and as soon as the rain stops for the summer, all of us will be making the most of the nicer weather! But one of the most difficult decisions to make can be whether to choose a charcoal barbecue or a gas barbecue. You may even prefer a BBQ bucket! At Oldrids & Downtown we are delighted to bring you a range of the finest brands in BBQ's, so that we can satisfy the needs of even the most hardcore of barbecue enthusiasts!

There is a huge variety of things to consider when purchasing your BBQ. They are all different and each will grill your food differently depending on their size, features and fuel type. But what are these important questions? We have answered a few of these below with our handy guide. Whilst reading, think about these questions: 

  • How often will you be BBQing?
  • How many people will you be cooking for?
  • How much storage space do you have for the winter months when your BBQ is not in use?
  • How do you like your food cooked?

Read on and make your decision...

Charcoal vs Gas BBQs

For a more authentice BBQ experience, opt for charcoal. By lighting the coals and stoking the fire, you will achieve the unique BBQ flavour that you cannot get elsewhere. Charcoal does take more time to heat (between 30-40 minutes) as the embers need to be piping hot before use. Cooking can also take longer as the temperature will fluctuate depending on the position of your coals, however by taking your time cooking you will achieve the delicious flavour of a charcoal barbecue.

A gas BBQ can be slightly more expensive, but offers a more flexible and easier cooking option - making them ideal for novices. Simply hook up your gas BBQ to a standing gas canister, press the ignition and start cooking. Gas BBQs are popular because you are able to control the heat more evenly and most models boast multiple burners, giving you an even cook. However, you do not receive the authentic BBQ flavour that charcoal provides. It is also, arguably, less fun!

What BBQ features should I look out for?

Most barbecues are packed with handy features to make your cooking easier. Features such as a warming rack, shelves & sidetables, collection trays and adjustable grills are fairly common in standard barbecues, as are wheels to easily manoeuvre your BBQ around your outdoor space. Charcoal BBQs may also have loading doors, fireboxes if they are smokers or even a chimney.

If you cook for multiple mouths, make sure you look at how many burners the BBQ has - as the more burners available the more food you can cook for your hungry family or guests!

What accessories do I need?

Throughout our range you will also find useful BBQ utensils and barbecue covers. With our range of BBQ accessories, you can masterfully cook everything from burgers to kebabs in the comfort of your outdoor space, making you a BBQ expert in no time.

Explore our further range from leading brands such as Char-BroilGrillistream and Landmann, helping you to find your perfect outdoor cooking tools!

Still can't decide between a Gas or Charcoal Barbecue? Take a look at our buying guide for more information.