It's Barbi time again!

It's Barbi time again!

In its 24th year National BBQ Week 
returned to a changed world

Last year, things were different, the weather was great, the Barbi’s were sizzlin’, there was no national emergency and the 23rd National BBQ Week was a really big success helping increase overall Barbi activity and making people Better BBQ’ers.

However this year things were different with life, for us all, having changed in ways that were unimaginable just a few short months ago!

Despite the pandemic and lockdown, this year’s 24th National BBQ Week was an equally, although somewhat different success! The format for National BBQ Week had to change in line with social-distancing and stay-at-home rules and there were no BBQ RoadShows. Instead the Week focused on helping everyone make the best of their enforced stay-at-home lockdown by getting out in the garden, having a BBQ, and especially with BARBI for BRITAIN doing some good and donating to worthy causes. It seems we’ve been pretty successful as latest estimates, helped by some excellent sunny weather have indicated that this year’s National BBQ Week has been the busiest ever week for Barbi’s since records began. Everyone it seems has gone BBQ crazy! 

and whilst the 24th National BBQ Week has finished we’ll be back for our Silver Anniversary – a quarter century of Better BBQ’ing in just …

May 31st – June 6th 2021



The 24th National BBQ Week and BARBI for BRITAIN finished at the end of May and what a week it was with sizzling temperatures across the UK and with latest estimates indicating that this has been the busiest BBQ week ever.
However the weather since then has hardly been ‘flaming June’ but you can still have a Barbi and say thank you to the NHS, Carers and Frontline Staff as well as supporting the vulnerable who may be struggling during the pandemic. 
Our favourite BBQ TV show, the hugely popular Barbi competition series The FIRE MASTERS: BBQ WARS, also ran throughout the period on  Blaze TV – Freeview 63, Freesat 162, Sky 164 & Virgin Media 216. 

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National BBQ Week – a potted history

We’ve come a long way from those dim, distant days of summer 1997 when National BBQ Week was first launched and the cry was “if it ain’t burnt, it ain’t barbi”. In fact, National BBQ Week has not only helped change all of our attitudes towards BBQ and summer eating, it’s also helped grow the BBQ market from just 9 million BBQ occasions back then to around 137 million in 2019 and following the Coronavirus pandemic prompted stay-at-home Easter 2020 where a record 11 million BBQ occasions were held, all indications are that this will continue throughout this summer!

Make the most of your lockdown Barbi with our downloadable guide

Download your copy of National BBQ Week’s Barbi Lockdown Guide

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The biggest backyard BBQ Bash ran throughout the week, in aid of the NHS & to help those vulnerable people across the UK through NHS Together & FareShare Covid19 appeals.

National BBQ Week – BARBI for BRITAIN Competition winners!

Barbi for Britain also featured major competitions with some amazing BBQ prizes and we’re delighted to announce the winners: 

Primo Jnr 200 plus Meatstick plus Airlighter competition – Winner: Jean Gallagher from Bingley, West Yorkshire

Davy Crockett Smoker – Facebook Video competition – Winner: Oliver Shepherd

Nomadiq Portable BBQ – Facebook Like & Share competition – Winner: Brooke Lauren McIver.




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