The charcoal barbecues we stock are from the most trusted and best quality manufacturer in the business, Weber. The purist barbecuers allege that the taste from a charcoal BBQ is far superior than the food cooked on gas or electric, although management of the charcoal can take a little while to master. You can spend as little as £70 on a small portable unit, which you can take with you on a trip to the countryside, to almost £2,000 on the Summit Grilling Charcoal Centre, which has a gas ignition, side table and storage. It also features the Gourmet Barbecue System (GBS) grate which allows you to use a lot of additional accessories letting you cook a much broader range of dishes, such as casseroles, waffles, stir-fries and pancakes. One of the most essential accessories for a charcoal BBQ is the chimney starter which brings the charcoal or briquettes up to cooking temperature much quicker then starting it in the BBQ itself. If the thought of cooking on charcoal seems like hard work then there are gas and electric alternatives which can still give you fantastic results. The electric is particularly useful if you live in a property which bans the use of live fire. If you need any help choosing your BBQ just call our sales team or The Barbecue Shop located within the store here at Ambleside.