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British BBQ Lumpwood Charcoal

Sustainable Single-Species BBQ Charcoal Made in Wiltshire from British Woodlands

Add amazing flavour to your BBQ, while helping the planet by using sustainable British lumpwood charcoal.

BBQ lumpwood charcoal uk from sustainable woodlands

Who

Slate Hill Charcoal Co. is a family run business fundamentally set up with the next generation in mind.

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What

Single Species BBQ lumpwood charcoal, made from 100% British hardwoods including Alder and Ash. These trees were felled under license as part of a woodland management plan in order to preserve and promote the biodiversity and sustainability of our woodlands.

Where

Our timber is sourced from as nearby as possible. With some just a stones throw from our lumpwood charcoal retort! Keeping it local and reducing unnecessary transport is a key part of our philosophy. At Slate Hill we produce and deliver the very best lumpwood charcoal UK wide

Why

QUALITY – our lumpwood charcoal making process produces some of the finest cooking material available!

SUSTAINABILITY – Unnecessary charcoal imports are damaging tropical
ecosystems and polluting the planet.

When

We Brits love a Barby come rain or shine. By using our chemical-free Charcoal you’ll be able to enjoy a quicker and cleaner burn. Faster lighting means faster feasting!

How

We make our restaurant quality charcoal using the highly efficient retort method, which uses the wood’s own volatile gases to cook itself to pure carbon. As there are no additives, lump charcoal can be ready to cook on as soon as it has reached temperature.


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Some Of Our Recent Reviews

Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown
29. May, 2022.
Verified
Great charcoal for my smoker i used the ash lump wood and was really impressed, there was minimal ash and burns so clean. I also bought the cherry wood and natural firelighter which were totally amazing. The cherry wood gave such a nice flavour to are meat will be coming back again as to get some more charcoal and maybe this time be trying the alder as well of the ash for an experiment. very friendly but defiantly a tucked away Gem
Raymond King
Raymond King
1. May, 2022.
Verified
Excellent charcoal, Luke is really friendly to talk to and has plenty of BBQing advice and tips (we often use click and collect). The charcoal lights really easily. The ash charcoal is perfect for low and slow cooking. We are really excited to try some of the cherry chunks for some low and slow cooking with delicious smokey flavour.
Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace
11. April, 2022.
Verified
I came across Slate Hill Charcoal after searching for a local supplier for a while, I purchased two bags of Ash Charcoal as I mainly cook low and slow, I had a pork shoulder cooking 12 hours on the smoker and the Charcoal was amazing. easy to keep at a steady temp and offers a great char/flavour on the burgers and Sausages. I will definitely be returning and need to grab a bag of Alder for the quick hot Bbq setup.
Nigel
Nigel
29. March, 2022.
Verified
So good to find a great local producer of absolutely top quality indigenous species charcoal. Ash for the Sunday Roast, Alder for burgers / sausages / steaks. I’m a convert! Fabulous, first-rate good-sized charcoal.
Sam Parfitt
Sam Parfitt
29. July, 2021.
Verified
Great Charcoal!!!! Have used both the Ash and the Alder. Both light so easily and are ready to cook on in minutes. Also used both for hot and fast or low and slow cooks, working just as well for either. Sustainably produced just up the road tops it off👌
Ben Toogood
Ben Toogood
23. June, 2021.
Verified
Excellent Charcoal. Lights really easily and burns very hot and consistently. I have used the ash charcoal where a kilo or so was excellent for a large slab of pork belly. Also used a 1kg light in the bag version for burgers and sausages for four. Quick delivery. Will buy again.

Why Buy Charcoal from Slate Hill?

We get through more than 100,000 tonnes of charcoal a year in the UK, around 90% of this is imported from abroad. A lot of the BBQ charcoal in our shops comes from countries such as Paraguay, Nigeria and Indonesia where regulation is lacking and deforestation and pollution are major problems.

In Contrast, UK made BBQ lumpwood charcoal comes from sustainably managed woodlands, from trees that 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 equivalent. This means it will light easily (without the need for lighter fluid or other chemicals) and produce a clean even heat to cook on more quickly, a great reason to buy charcoal produced here in the UK.

Here at Slate Hill we produce and ship the very best restaurant quality lumpwood charcoal UK wide.

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