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Sustainable Single-Species Barbecue Charcoal

Made in Wiltshire from British Woodlands

Add great flavour to your barbecue, while helping the planet by using sustainable British charcoal.


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Some Of Our Recent Testimonials

Great product! We were really impressed with how quickly the charcoal got up to temperature, with a long consistent heat. Highly recommended.

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Mr and Mrs Leach

The charcoal was really good, heated up quickly and evenly, was super hot, really helpful to be able to add coal while cooking due to not having any chemicals on it. Nice touch being able to add a bit of cherry wood for sweet smokey flavour.

Kim Steevens

We used the Alder charcoal and the results were fantastic, just as described the heat was perfect! The lamb chops we cooked were delicious. We are excited to try the Ash charcoal next.

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Mr and Mrs King (life long BBQ fans!)

Why Buy British?

Here in the UK, our fondness for firing up the barbie means that we get through more than 100,000 tonnes of charcoal a year. That’s a staggering figure, but what’s even more astonishing is that around 90% of this is imported from abroad. A lot of the barbecue charcoal in our shops comes from countries such as Paraguay, Nigeria and Indonesia where regulation is lacking and deforestation and pollution are big problems.

The barbecue charcoal produced here in Britain on the other hand comes from sustainably managed woodlands, from trees that once cut down and turned into our BBQ fuel, will grow again or be re-planted. British hardwoods produce lumpwood charcoal that is less dense and with a much higher carbon content (up to 95%) than the imported stuff. This means it will light easily (without the need for lighter fluid or other noxious accelerants) and produce a clean even heat to cook on more quickly.

Regular cutting of our woods here in UK to produce barbecue charcoal (or plenty of other coppice products) helps to create more diverse habitats and so improve biodiversity. Add to that the fact that there are no air miles and that you’re supporting local businesses and the reasons to buy British charcoal just keep growing.

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Check out a recent test of our ‘light in the bag’ Ash charcoal:

We’re in cahoots with these lovely people:

ALDBOURNE POST OFFICE CAFE AND DELI– 13 The Square, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, SN8 2DU

ANDREWS QUALITY MEAT LTD-4 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1AA

BAYDON VILLAGE STORES– Ermin Street, Baydon, Marlborough SN8 2LH

BISHOPSTONE STORES– Cues Ln, Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP

CHRISTIAN ALBA’S TRADITIONAL BUTCHERS– 9, High St, Hungerford, Berkshire

COBBS FARM SHOPS– Englefield, RG7 5EA and Basingstoke, RG23 8PU

COOK AND BUTCHER-17 The Broadway, Thatcham RG19 3HX

LAMBOURN FOOD HALL– 7 High St, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8XL

LAWN FARM SHOP -Lawn Farm Cl, Havering Ln, Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey SN9 5LJ

LOTMEAD FARM – Wanborough, Swindon, SN4 0SN

PACKAGING NOT INCLUDED – Unit 7 Hughenden Yard, Marlborough SN8 1LT

RAMSBURY BREWERY AND DISTILLERY LTD. – Stockclose farm, Marlborough, SN8 2NN

ROVES FARM– Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QG

SADDLEBACK FARM SHOP – California Farm, Brightwalton, RG20 7HR

WOOD STREET FOOD HALL– 22 Wood Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AB

10 GREEN BOTTLES – Wroughton, Swindon, SN49AQ

If you know which product you are after then give us a call to find out if its available at your local stockist.