We’re all going Barmy for a Barbi!

The Silver Anniversary 25th National BBQ Week arrives in

July 5th – 18th 2021

What a year and a bit it’s been, as Covid and the Lockdowns have changed the way we all live and now that the vaccination programme is working and helping us get back to normality, it’s time to get out in the garden, invite round some friends and family and go for the grill, as its pretty much certain that by then we’re all be going Barmy for a Barbi!

So although this year we’re celebrating our Silver Anniversary and a Quarter Century of Better British BBQ’ing, due to Covid, we’ve had to move from our traditional end-May slot to early July, but don’t worry we’re still bringing you all the best in BBQ, news, tips, advice, recipes and BBQ RoadShows, plus of course our charity focussed Barbi for Britain and the ever-popular BBQ Baptas.

Celebrating a Quarter Century of
Better British BBQ

The Silver Anniversary

National BBQ Week – How things have changed!

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”. National BBQ Week has not only helped change all of our attitudes towards BBQ and summer eating, but it’s also helped grow the BBQ market from just 9 million BBQ occasions back then to over 150 million in 2020, with 15 million being held over last year’s sunny Easter Holiday. Despite the recent awful weather, all indications are that we’ll hit the 200 million mark this year!

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Today’s Recommended Barbi Recipe


How the humble burger has grown-up, so discount it at your peril. Food snobs may try to decry, but I think a properly made and grilled burger, with proper add-ons is just about unbeatable – and for me the only way to eat – rare in a bun using your hands!

Today’s Hot BBQ Tip

Position BBQ’s on level ground, well away from hedges, fences, or overhanging shrubbery. When lighting charcoal, only use proper BBQ lighter fuel, never, ever use petrol or other flammable liquids. If using gas ensure grill lights immediately, if it fails, turn off gas, leave for a few minutes and try again.

Our BBQ RoadShows

Covid permiting, our BBQ RoadShows will be visiting major Foodie Festivals across the UK

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This year’s National BBQ Week is coming to the aid of Cure Leukaemia by helping raise much needed funds through major Barbi for Britain charity initiative.

Invite your friends, family neighbours or colleagues and Barbi for Britain in aid of Cure Leukaemia.

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