Best BBQs for every budget, starting from under £50

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
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It's no secret us Brits love a BBQ. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it seems half the country is swapping knitwear for shorts and sunglasses and stocking up on sausages.

Not got a BBQ sorted or looking to upgrade your existing one? We’ve searched high and low for six of the best styles you can buy online - however deep your pockets are.

From cheap-and-cheerful BBQs under £50 to more luxe grills, there are plenty of top-rated options you can buy now and use for years to come.

Shop six of the best BBQs

Under £50

42cm Charcoal barbecue | £25.99 (Was £29.99) from Wayfair

42cm Charcoal barbecue

The Wayfair BBQ is a classic design, with an affordable price tag, perfect for outdoor cooking.

This design features a windshield, firebowl and base, as well as a shelf at the bottom, wheels on the back of the stand and a set of BBQ forks to make your cooking experience even easier.

Home Charcoal Oil Drum BBQ Cover & Utensils | £50 from Argos

Home Charcoal Oil Drum BBQ Cover & Utensils

Argos’ Home Charcoal Oil Drum BBQ is a top-rated barbecue, which customers have hailed as “unbeatable”, as it has received glowing reviews on sturdiness, design and how easy it is to assemble.

The outdoor kitchen item boasts a large cooking surface spanning 35 x 71 cm, as well as wheels on the base to move the steel oil drum around the garden, a removable ash tray for easy cleaning and a chrome-plated warming rack to keep your treats hot.

Under £200

Dual Fuel BBQ | £149.99 from Aldi

Dual Fuel BBQ

Aldi’s Dual Fuel BBQ is highly sought after by customers, as there has been a spike in people searching for the garden prop on Google Trends the last week alone.

The 2-in-1outdoor BBQ is fitted with two cooking grids for charcoal as well as two for gas, and features a foldable side shelf, as well as two built in thermometers and a hose.

One customer’s review read: “This BBQ is fab I can’t fault anything about it. It’s got everything you need looks very expensive. Good value for money.”

Outback Omega 250 2-Burner Gas BBQ | £119 from John Lewis & Partners

Outback Omega 250 2-Burner Gas BBQ

The Outback Burner Gas BBQ is one of John Lewis & Partners’ top-rated products, which features Piezo ignition to help get the BBQ started quickly, and flame tamers to reduce the intensity.

This design not only has a cart shelf, and removable front screen, but also has foldable sides, wheels so the BBQ is easy to manoeuvre and a propane gas regulator with a hose.

While customers have praised the item, some have noted it can be slightly difficult to assemble. One review read: “A bit fiddly to put together it took my husband and my mum a long time . But so pleased with the end result.”

Under £500

Weber Q1200 Gas BBQ with Stand | £329 from John Lewis & Partners

Weber Q1200 Gas BBQ with Stand

With over 970 five star reviews the Weber Q1200 gas BBQ is the perfect outdoor appliance for those looking for a more luxurious piece of outdoor cooking appliance.

This design, which features a porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grate, and has easy light ignition, can stand on its own, or collapse and be used as a tabletop BBQ

Weber Pulse 1000 Electric BBQ Grill with Stand | £449.10 (Was £499) from Argos

Weber Pulse 1000 Electric BBQ Grill with Stand

Weber is one of the leading barbecue stores, and the Weber Pulse 1000 is the top-rated product no garden gathering is complete without.

This design is ideal for those looking for something a bit more high tech, as the BBQ has an integrated iGrill thermometer, which can be connected to an app on your phone or device and alert you when your food is cooked.

Where to buy coal online

Go Outdoors | Shop here

Go Outdoors caters for everyone’s needs as they sell everything; from camping and outdoor equipment to walking attire, as well as BBQs and barbecue equipment.

There is a selection of delivery options for customers to select, from standard delivery at a cost of £4.95, next day delivery at £5.95, as well as free delivery for orders over £50 to mainland UK.

ASDA | Shop here

ASDA offers customers the possibility to select from home delivery or click and collect to the UK.

For those who want to receive their order straight to their door can do so on purchases over £40, while click and collect is availability on orders over £25.

Tesco | Shop here

Tesco offers customers free home delivery on orders over £25 seven days a week, although slots are swiftly being booked up.

The supermarket also offers shoppers a selection of delivery plans to choose from at a monthly fee.

Argos | Shop here

Although Argos stores have closed, they are still delivering orders to their customers across the UK and Northern Ireland.

The delivery options, including standard delivery, as well as same day and fast-track delivery, are available with prices starting from £3.95.

Waitrose & Partners | Shop here

Waitrose also offers customers the chance to get their food, as well as BBQ props, and other essentials, delivered to their home, and while there is no charge for delivery there must be a minimum spend of £60.

They allocate different time slots depending on your postcode.