Hayes Barbecue World
Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas

Welcome To The ‘All New’ Hayes Barbecue World

Opening ceremony, in 2016, of the Hayes Weber Barbecue Store performed by Janet Ellison (retired Weber MD), Mrs Elizabeth Hayes, Mr Richard Hayes, Jo Macdonald (Weber UK Sales Director), Keith Laird (Store manager) and Hayes BBQ shop staff members

Barbecue Shop Opening

BBQ's, smokers, chimaneas, pizza ovens, - the home of outdoor cooking

A lot of our eagle-eyed regular customers have noticed the structure being built under the canopy at the back of the nursery and wondered what all the secrecy has been about. Well we can now reveal that it is a dedicated BBQ shop, ‘Hayes Barbecue World’. This is the one-stop shop for all things related to outdoor cooking from magnificent outdoor kitchens to the smallest portable BBQ to take down to the lakeshore, pizza ovens, slow smokers and all the bits and pieces to make life easier.

Weber chefs barbecuing at the opening ceremony

Weber BBQ chefs demonstrating at the opening of the Weber shop at Hayes Garden World

We have now welcomed customers into what is the north of England’s’ largest year-round BBQ display; offering everything you need to take your barbecuing to the next level. Our new shop is home to a very exclusive offering from world barbecue brand leader Weber. Inside our shop is the exclusive ‘Weber World’ which has everything Weber offers, from the smallest spare part to the latest BBQ model.

Weber store within Hayes Barbecue World

We are displaying and stocking every Weber BBQ model from the portable Smokey Joe to the jaw dropping Summit S670. To complement this full range we also have every accessory and spare part they produce.

Weber rotisserie with stuffed joint of pork

As part of the ‘Weber World’ we are holding monthly demonstrations (details at the bottom of this blog) and trust me if you like your food you’ll find recipes being cooked you never thought possible on a barbecue. Burned burgers and salmonella chicken are a thing of the past! The demonstrations kick off on the weekend of April 30th and May 1st with the ever popular gourmet BBQ chef, Richard Holden.

Something unique we are offering our customers is the ‘try before you buy’ service. If you are thinking about buying a new Weber grill and aren’t sure which is the right model for you, just book an appointment with one of our Weber-trained sales staff, bring some food and you can try the BBQ of your choice. If you would like more details just either ring or call in and speak to one of our BBQ staff.

Weber spirit barbecue with stuffed joint of pork on rotisserie and chicken fillets

One of the exclusive features of the ‘Weber World’ is the end of season clean and service we will be offering from September. Now you don’t need to do that messy end of season clean, we will do it for you. We will pick up the BBQ from your home, carry out the service and clean then deliver it back to you in pristine condition. If you’re not going to use it for cooking the Christmas dinner then we can store it for you over the winter and deliver it back to you in spring ready for the barbecuing season. In reality every season is BBQ season, we’ve even had customers cooking Christmas dinner outside in the snow! For more details of what exactly the servicing involves and the pricing structure, just speak to one of our barbecue sales team.

Weber charcoal starter kit

Alongside Weber we are stocking products from other market leaders, such as Landmann. We have expanded their range but it still includes the ever popular Triton range of gas grills, including the Triton 4, which was our best selling BBQ of 2015. We also stock the all new top of the range Avalon grills from Landmann which we expect to be customer favourites.

Alfa pizza oven at Hayes Garden World

Other new brands for 2016 are the impressive Napoleon BBQs and accessories and Traeger Smokers which are the top American brand of electric pellet smokers, so if succulent, tender, aromatic pulled pork is a family favourite then one of these is for you. If pizzas are your thing then an Alfa outdoor wood-fired oven is ideal for cooking a pizza in just 3 minutes!

BBQ accessories and rubs in Hayes Barbecue World

Even if barbecuing isn’t your thing you can always create a focal point in the garden with an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit; so no excuse not to be using the garden on a chilly summer’s evening. If all your outdoor cooking skills stretch to is toasting marshmallows, why not have a table with a small fire pit incorporated into the centre.

Marinaded chicken breasts cooking on a Weber charcoal barbecue

To complement the new BBQ World we stock a huge range of sauces, marinades and rubs, for that extra taste hit, in the BBQ World and also in our Food Hall located in the centre of the main shop. Just place chicken fillets in a plastic bag with a marinade for 30 – 60 minutes or coat them with a little vegetable oil and cover with a dry rub before barbecuing, and it will make a world of difference to your chicken. Coat lamb with a spicy Moroccan rub, beef with mild chilli marinade or pork ribs with a piquant BBQ sauce to move your cooking up a level and really impress. We now stock the American gourmet rubs from Rufus Teague, so spicing up your food is even easier. Try the ‘Pig’s Ass Rub’ to add a kick to steaks, pork, chicken and seafood or the ‘KC Butt Spice’ to add a sweet, smokey flavour to pork, beef and chicken.

Weber store within Hayes Barbecue World

The official launch day was the 2nd April when we also launched our competition for the best BBQ recipe featuring local Cumbrian produce where you can win a Weber Genesis barbecue; the winner will be announced at the end of May. Why not adapt your favourite recipe to feature some of our world-beating local produce. There is a huge choice of food in our beautiful county from Herdwick lamb, Dexter beef, rare breed outdoor reared pork, venison, British White beef, cheese, bread, pickles, chutneys and sauces. There will be Weber chefs on hand to tempt you with tasty nibbles and of course our staff will help you make the right decision about which BBQ is the one for you. All our staff in the Barbecue World have attended training sessions both in store and at the Weber HQ in London so they are able to give you the high standard of service you would expect from Hayes Garden World.

Shop floor and internet staff attending a Weber training session

Once you have seen our huge range of barbecues and watched one of the visiting chefs demonstrate how easy and versatile barbecuing can be your outdoor entertaining will never be the same again.

Weber store within Hayes Barbecue World

If you would like any information or advice on anything BBQ related just call the staff in The Barbecue Shop or pop into store. We regularly hold BBQ demonstrations and hands-on workshops here in store, just click here to view when the next ones are being held. Alternatively take a look at our online BBQ shop.