Best Charcoal Barbecues for Outdoor Cookouts

Having showcased our favourite gas barbecues last week, it’s only fitting today we’d unveil our selection of the best charcoal choices. Regardless of whether you opt for a charcoal or gas barbecue this Summer, June is the perfect month for getting outside and enjoying some alfresco dining.

Although gas barbecues deliver reliability and efficiency, charcoal barbecues provide a distinctive chargrilled flavour due to their glowing embers and smouldering coals. Furthermore, they tend to be the cheaper option and are easier to move from place-to-place. We present our top five choices:

Longley Charcoal Barbecue


If you’re after an exceptionally affordable barbecue that doesn’t compromise on quality, this Longley offering is an ideal option. Featuring a grill that can feed up to eight people, a handy shelf for plate storage and hooks for utensils, it’s a great all-rounder for outside entertaining. Click here to buy. 

Weber Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal Barbecue


This compact barbecue is an ideal choice if you’re looking for practicality and convenience this Summer. With a large grilling area this barbecue is big enough to feed the family yet small enough to relocate, making it a suitable choice for picnics, days out and camping trips. Easy to use and fuss-free to clean, it definitely gets our vote.  Click here to buy. 

Outback 22″ Metro Charcoal Kettle Barbecue


Grill in style this Summer with this eye-catching Kettle barbecue from Outback. Complete with a folding chrome grill, this clever option allows you to add charcoal whilst cooking to effortlessly maintain power for perfectly-cooked cuisine. Furthermore, the Porcelain-coated hood guarantees an even distribution of heat whilst eliminating rust so it’ll really stand the test of time. Click here to buy. 

Landmann 11543 Oil Drum Barbecue


This oil drum barbecue is excellent for larger functions, making it the ideal choice for garden parties and get-togethers this Summer. With two chrome-plated charcoal grids and enamelled charcoal bowls, it’s both functional and high-quality thanks to the secure metal structure. The large wire mesh offers invaluable storage space and the wheels provide ease of positioning. Click here to buy. 

Kinley Charcoal Kettle Barbecue


Barbecuing has never looked so good thanks to this ultra-sleek offering from Kinley. Including a warming rack, bottle opener and storage shelves along with a super-handy granite chopping board, this barbecue has everything covered. With its quick heating time and adjustable height, it’s both functional and well-designed. Click here to buy.

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