Are You BBQ Ready?


The weather is finally starting to warm up and the sun is shining, just in time for us to celebrate all things al fresco and start off with our dedicated BBQ Week.

Join us in-store from Monday 29th May to Sunday 4th June, when we’ve got demonstrations, delicious food tasting and special deals throughout the week. There’s nothing better than an impromptu BBQ with friends and family, but nothing worse than being unprepared, so come and see us and we’ll help kit you out with everything you need.

There’s so much more to barbecuing than the BBQ itself. Accessories are key to a successful celebration and these days there’s a plethora of accessories that make the cooking outdoors even more enjoyable.

From barbecue charcoal and bbq tool sets to bbq meat packs from Honeywells Butchers we’ve got everything you need to get cooking al fresco.  Here’s our essential guide to our favourite features and must-have items.


In addition to a good, solid set of utensils the most popular cooking accessories tend to be the Weber poultry roaster (which allows you to not only cook the perfect roast chicken but also prepare nachos and even chocolate brownies) and a pizza stone which can also be used for baking bread and cakes…as well as delicious pizzas.

Fish baskets are also extremely useful allowing you to secure your fish and turn to cook both sides without it sticking or falling apart. Vegetable baskets allow you to grill a variety of vegetables and kebab and skewer sets are a great way to prevent any sticking to the grill.

Another excellent addition to Weber’s charcoal range is its interchangeable grill, the central part of which can be taken out and replaced with interchangeable cooking features such as a wok or cast iron searing grate. These are just a few of the many cooking accessories available for brilliant barbecuing.


Traditional steel grill brushes are still the best ways to clean any barbecue and are best used when the grill is still warm.  De-greaser spray is also available and can help remove significant build-up when required.


Smoking is all about adding flavour to your food and the technique can be used with both charcoal and gas barbecues.

Flavoured wood chips can either be added directly to the coal (for charcoal barbecues) or in a canister and placed under the grill (on gas barbecues).  The chips must be soaked in water before being added otherwise – like all dry wood – they will just burn. So…the wetter the better!

BBQ Planks flavour food in a similar way.  Once again the planks should be soaked in water for as long as possible.  Food is placed on top and the plank is placed directly onto the grill.


It is always beneficial to have a place to store your barbecue, particularly during the colder months, but most barbecues are very resilient and can be left outside all year.  A cover is always advised, which will help keep dirt and debris off and prolong the life of your barbecue.  Covers are available for both charcoal and gas barbecues.

With delicious demonstrations from the BBQ experts, fabulous food tasting and some great offers throughout the week why not pop along and discover some great deals in time for summer.