Bedfordshire BBQ Centre

Bedfordshire Barbecue Centre has been supplying Barbecues since 1976 and was one of the very first official Weber dealers selling BBQs from the front of a national petrol station. Since then we have gone from strength to strength and have continued to grow and are now one of Webers highly respected Partnership stores. We are one of the largest, and one of the only 100% BBQ devoted stores in the UK. It really is the only thing we sell! We offer a huge range including Weber Barbeques, Outback, Beefeater, Napoleon, Broilking, Sterling and many other quality brands including accessories and we carry spare parts for most.

We send our staff on numerous specialist BBQ cooking schools each year so even if you just want some advice give us a call and talk to the specialists.

Gas Or Charcoal

Whether you're in the charcoal or gas barbecue camp, you're in luck. Taste tests indicate there's no significant flavour difference either way. The choice is strictly personal. Consider how you plan to use your barbecue? Will you barbecue every night or just on special occasions? Will that change over time? Is cost an issue? While gas barbecues are initially more expensive, they generally cost less to operate in the long run. Both are great choices. Pick the one that's right for you!

Direct cooking is when food is cooked directly over charcoal briquettes. Always barbecue with the lid on, turning the food once during cooking time. Covered cooking prevents flare-ups and provides evenly distributed heat for sealing in the natural flavours of all kinds of foods. Use direct cooking for sausages, chops, kebabs, vegetables, fish, steaks and other foods that take less than twenty-five minutes to cook.

Indirect cooking is similar to roasting - the charcoal briquettes are arranged on both sides of the barbecue kettle. With the lid on, heat rises and reflects evenly all around the food, (it's the same process as a convection oven). The Weber barbecue does the work and you enjoy the food. Use the indirect method for cooking whole meats such as hams, roasts, ribs, chickens. turkeys, whole fish - and even cakes and breads. Basically, all food that takes more than 25 minutes to cook.

Direct cooking is used for sealing in the natural juices of meat for moist, tender results. It's accomplished by placing the food directly over the heat source. As hot fat drips from the food onto our specially designed Flavorizer' bars, it 'sizzles' and creates the smoke that gives food that irresistible barbecued flavour.

Indirect cooking is used to thoroughly cook seared food and for cooking roasts, poultry, game and foods high in fat, such as ribs or duck. The burners are lit on either side of the food. The circulating heat works much like a convection oven, cooking the food evenly on all sides.

Seasonal Showroom Hours

OPEN EVERY DAY - April - July

  • February - Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm
  • March - Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm
  • April - Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm (Closed Easter Sunday)
  • May - Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
  • June - Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
  • July - Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm

  • AUGUST to MARCH - Tuesday - Saturday

  • August - Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm
  • September - Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm
  • October - Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm
  • November - Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm
  • December - Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm
  • January - Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm

  • We are always happy to accommodate appointments (by prior arrangement) outside of our Retail Store Seasonal hours. Please contact us to arrange either by email [email protected] or call us on 01767 686666:

    Option 1 - Retail Store
    Option 2 - Sales
    Option 3 - Technical Advice
    Option 4 - Online Orders and Warehouse

    Security Information

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    Contact Us

    Please see our Seasonal hours if you are looking to visit our Retail Store

    Bedfordshire BBQ Centre (Next to G&M Growers)
    Hitchin Road
    Upper Caldecote
    SG18 9BU

    Phone lines are open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm
    • 01767 686666
    Option 1 - Retail Store
    Option 2 - Sales
    Option 3 - Technical Advice
    Option 4 - Online Orders and Warehouse

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