Broil King Signet 340 Gas BBQ with Side BurnerBroil King Signet 340 Gas BBQ with Side Burner
Broil King Signet 340 Gas BBQ with Side Burner
A fantastic barbecue, the Broil King® Signet™ Series comes with an impressive 2,581 sq. cm primary cooking surface. Also including reversible heavy-duty cast iron cooking grids, a stainless steel Flav-R-Wave™ cooking system, 3 stainless steel Dual-Tube™ burners, stainless steel drop down side shelves and a fully enclosed cabinet base - it is certainly going to make you the envy...
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...
Outback Jupiter 4 Burner Hybrid Red BBQOutback Jupiter 4 Burner Hybrid Red BBQ
Outback Jupiter 4 Burner Hybrid Red BBQ
The Jupiter 4 Burner Hybrid with chopping board packs more into its striking red and stainless steel body than many rival barbecues, including four stainless steel burners, charcoal basket for cooking with Outback® Hybrid Briquettes allowing guests to enjoy that authentic charcoal flavour, double skin hood and a porcelain-coated cast iron interchangeable multi-cook grill to hold optional pizza...

Outback Jupiter 4 Burner Hybrid Stainless Steel BBQOutback Jupiter 4 Burner Hybrid Stainless Steel BBQ
Outback Jupiter 4 Burner Hybrid Stainless Steel BBQ
Catering for the discerning barbecue enthusiast the Jupiter 4 burner hybrid with chopping board will make an immediate impact at any alfresco event. Four stainless steel burners with an infrared side sear burner and charcoal basket for cooking with Outback® Hybrid Briquettes to give party guests that authentic charcoal flavour. The roasting hood and body comes pre-assembled, while a side table...
Outback Omega 250 Black Gas BBQ With Warming RackOutback Omega 250 Black Gas BBQ With Warming Rack
Outback Omega 250 Black Gas BBQ With Warming Rack
An established choice among first time barbecue buyers was described by The Independent as “a fabulous – and well built buy – for a small family” with features that included easy assembly and controllable heat. The Omega also features a one piece hammertone painted roasting hood and grill, additional side burner, grease cup, tool rack, storage shelf and piezo ignition. Omega...

Outback Spectrum Hooded 2 Burner Black BBQOutback Spectrum Hooded 2 Burner Black BBQ
Outback Spectrum Hooded 2 Burner Black BBQ
An eye-catching design combination of black, silver and traditional wood gives the Outback Spectrum 2 burner the edge when it comes to making a choice in the UK barbecue market. Auto ignite the twin stainless steel burners to grill your dishes, or roast them beneath the factory assembled hood. There are two handy wooden side tables and a base storage shelf completing the Spectrum package that ensures...
Dancook 1400 BarbecueDancook 1400 Barbecue
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Dancook 1400 Barbecue
The patented liner in Dancook´s kettle barbecue collect grease and ashes, and because the combustion air is pre-heated, the cooking effect is encreased by 50%. The advantages are reduced use of briquettes and easier cleaning. That is the unique idea behind the Dancook kettle barbecue. A Dancook kettle barbecue is best characterized by its simple design and its many unique details. The materials...

Char-Broil X200 Grill2Go Portable Gas BarbecueChar-Broil X200 Grill2Go Portable Gas Barbecue
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Char-Broil X200 Grill2Go Portable Gas Barbecue
Looking to take your gas grilling on the go? Look no further than the Portable Grill2Go® X200 Gas Grill from Char-Broil®. With features that include a durable die cast aluminum construction, push button ignition, lid-mounted temperature gauge and the TRU-Infrared cooking system for no flare-ups, it’s designed to be sturdy and convenient, so you can set up your grill with you when you’re...

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.