Gourmet British Barbecue Charcoal

No nasty chemicals added, no petrol smells or odd flavours and certainly no rainforest either – guaranteeing its the Best British Sustainable Barbecue Charcoal you will ever use! Created from 100% British trees from sustainable woodlands, providing vital habitats for wildlife and compliant with the strict Grown in Britain (GiB) Standard. With a unique range of different woods for a wide variety of grilled flavours, best charcoal for smoking it has to be the best lumpwood charcoal in the world! 

Always small batch fired, our lumpwood barbecue charcoal is ready to cook within 10-15 minutes, so you can spend less time grillin’ and more time chillin’!

British Barbecue Charcoal created with the greenest credentials fully compatible with all BBQ grills. Checkout our selection of BBQ accessories, ethical charcoal, Charcoal binchotan briquettes, logs for smoking or pizza ovens & Biochar.

Alex Forty
Alex Forty
2022-01-08
Bought a box of the best British hardwood charcoal, for use on my Big Green Egg. The lumps are a good varied size (rather than mostly small chips or twig type charcoal, it lights well with the Oxford lighters. First cook using the product so played safe with a nice low and slow pork shoulder for pulled pork. Charcoal held its heat well at ~150 C for a good 5 hours, plenty left out of a 3/4 bag in the egg for use elsewhere. Overall a great charcoal product that will see you well when cooking. Next plan is a brisket.
Christopher Meade
Christopher Meade
2021-12-15
Alexander Holsgrove
Alexander Holsgrove
2021-09-21
I have used a broad selection of charcoal over the past 20+ years, from the main brands such as Weber & BigK, different bags of "restaurant" grade and also a selection of small-scale, locally produced charcoal. Price and quality varied and I never really settled on one good reliable source. I discovered the Oxford Charcoal company thanks to a recommendation from Christian Stevenson aka DJ BBQ, and having used up my currently supply, decided to place an order: some British hardwood, a bag each of ethical Beech & Birch and some Marabu. As soon as I heard the "clinking" of the coals as I unpackaged the delivery, I knew this was a good quality charcoal. The lump size in each bag is a nice mix of smaller pieces - good for short cooking times eg steaks, sausages, chicken pieces and then larger pieces for low-and-slow cooking. The lumps feel light and clean rather than dense and sooty. I've not yet used a full bag, but so far there are no signs of the small broken pieces of charcoal and dust ("shrapnel") that were common in cheaper bags of charcoal. The coal lights very easily and burns cleanly with little smoke. It reaches a good heat, reacting well to adjustments in the vent positions and seems to burn for a suitable amount of time. Whilst I appreciate this is a premium product, you do get what you pay for and if you're going to be cooking a fantastic piece of steak, then do so over some Oxford Charcoal!
Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant
2021-07-22
David Murdoch
David Murdoch
2021-07-20
1st class customer service when order needed amended last minute prior to shipping. Quality products, excellent stable heat output and flavours from a mixture of the hardwood and marabu blend. Cant fault this company.
O L
O L
2021-07-08
After splurging on a new barbecue it seemed obvious that I needed to be more selective of my charcoal. A friend recommended Oxford Charcoal Company - and I haven't looked back. The lumpwood is great. It gives all the food great flavour, and has no issue holding heat for a longer period of time. Will definitely keep ordering.
Christopher Card
Christopher Card
2021-07-01
Having been disappointed by so called "Restaurant Charcoal" with big lumps and lots of waste I tried Oxford Charcoal's Ethically Sourced product. I am now on my third sack and it it has all been brilliant. A bit more expensive, but as there have been no huge lumps to break up and virtually NO waste, the cost difference is minimal. Brilliant.
Andy Mayman
Andy Mayman
2021-06-12
Love supporting local independent businesses , especially one such as these who have fantastic products. My household don’t always like the Smokey charcoal type flavour that typically comes from a BBQ , however using these products , everyone loved their food. Wouldn’t go back to using shop charcoal or briquettes again
Azriel Abramovich
Azriel Abramovich
2021-06-10
Excellent charcoal and service. The charcoal lights up really easily and burns very well. In fact, I needed to control the oxygen supply because it reached higher temperatures, quicker, than ordinary charcoal. Once I did that - I get a great grill. I've ordered various types of charcoal and I am very happy with all of them. I am now going to try the fire-pit wood... Last delivery had an issue with the delivery-company - contacted Oxford Charcoal and the issue was resolved immediately.
James Way
James Way
2021-06-03
Excellent and versatile products. We use their charcoal and wood products to bbq, cook low and slow and hot and fast and for live fire grillin' with great results every time. The staff are extremely helpful always and a pleasure to deal with. Keep up the amazing work!

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Gourmet British Charcoal ...

Ethical Charcoal

Lumpwood, Teak and Marabu! Long burn-time and quick lighting.

Wood Log Flavours

We supply quality british logs for you to make great tasting food!

Ethical Briquettes

100% Natural Briquettes!
Controlled heat with Long burn!

100% British Wood - Lowest CO2 footprint

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