Oxford Charcoal is used by professional chefs, grillers and aficionados all over the UK.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!