It's Barbi time again!

It's Barbi time again!

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

Whilst last year’s 23rd National BBQ Week was a really big success helping increase overall Barbi activity and making people Better BBQ’ers, this year things were different with life, for us all, having changed in ways that were unimaginable just a few short months ago!

This year’s 24th National BBQ Week has just finished and, like so much of life was significantly impacted by the ongoing national emergency caused by the Coronavirus pandemic across the UK. The format for this year’s National BBQ Week had to change in line with social-distancing and stay-at-home rules. There were no BBQ RoadShows and 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 and it seems that we were pretty successful as latest estimates, helped by some excellent sunny weather have indicated that this has been the busiest ever week for BBQ’s since records began. Everyone it seems has gone BBQ crazy! 

and whilst the 24th National BBQ Week has now 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 yesterday 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.
And Boris Johnson has announced that from today, a relaxation in the Lockdown and social-distancing will occur, meaning that groups of six people can now meet with the the prime minister also confirming that barbecues for six people will now be allowed, providing people are “scrupulous” about washing their hands, maintaining good hygiene and social distancing.
But don’t forget although the Week has finished you can still say thank you to the NHS, Carers and Frontline Staff as well as supporting the vulnerable who may be struggling during the pandemic by getting out in the garden, having a  BBQ, then videoing and sharing it on our Facebook page /NationalBBQWeek2020 and donating to either the NHS Together or FareShare Covid 19 appeals. 
Our favourite BBQ TV show, the hugely popular Barbi competition series The FIRE MASTERS: BBQ WARS, also continues today @ 20.00 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!

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The biggest backyard BBQ Bash, Bank Holiday Monday May 25th – 31st, in aid of the NHS & to help those vulnerable people across the UK through NHS Together & FareShare Covid19 appeals


In these days of social-distancing & stay-at-home lifestyles, join BARBI for BRITAIN and Support, Salute & Donate to our Pandemic Heroes and the vulnerable from Bank Holiday Monday – May 25th to Sunday May 31st.


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