British Charcoal

All you need to know why and where to buy British Charcoal!

Why Buy British?

Here in the UK, our fondness for firing up the barbie means that we get through more than 110,000 tonnes of charcoal a year. That’s a staggering figure, but what’s even more astonishing is that over 95% of this is imported from abroad. A lot of the charcoal in our shops comes from countries such as Namibia, Paraguay and Nigeria where regulation is lacking and deforestation and pollution are big problems.

The charcoal produced here in Britain on the other hand comes from sustainably managed woodlands, from trees that once cut down and turned into our BBQ fuel, will grow again. British hardwoods produce charcoal that is less dense and with a much higher carbon content (up to 90%) than the imported stuff. This means it will light easier (without the need for gallons of lighter fluid or other noxious accelerants) and produce a nice even heat to cook on more quickly.

Regular cutting of our woods here in UK to produce charcoal (or myriad of other coppice products!) helps to create more diverse habitats and so improve biodiversity. Add to that the fact that there are no air miles and that you’re supporting local businesses and the reasons to buy British just keep gowing.

Learn more

Watch the clip below to see Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty learn all about British Charcoal on ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’, aired in January 2019:

 

Read articles on the British charcoal market:

https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/more-one-three-unable-correctly-identify-charcoal-made-wood
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44880398

Where to Buy

Below is a list of charcoal producers and retailers from across the country. You can sort the table by any of the columns (simply click on the arrow in the top row) or search using the box below.

Contact NameBusiness NameCity / CountyEmailPhoneWebsite
Guy LambourneWassledineBedfordshireinfo@wassledine.co.uk01462 711815     07794 013876wassledine.co.uk
Mark LloydThe Charcoal BrothersBrightonmarklloyd10@yahoo.co.uk07961 015307
Stephanie BradshawNene Coppicing & CraftsCambridgeshire (Castor Hanglands)nenecoppicingandcrafts@gmail.com07732 858491www.nenecoppicingandcrafts.co.uk
Charity PhillipsRoundbarrow Cottage IndustriesCornwallroundbarrowcottage.ind@gmail.com01822 832730
Alan and Helen WaterfieldBodfari EnvironmentalDenbighshireenquiries@bodfari-environmental.co.uk01745 710626www.bodfari-environmental.co.uk
Kevin BantonHeartwood Community Woodfuel GroupDerbyshirewoodfuelgroup@heartwoodhof.org.uk07852 631419www.heartwoodhof.org.uk
DarrenAbell ToDerbyshire (Swadlincote)darren@abellto.co.uk07977 544214www.abellto.co.uk
Ben FieldingMillmoor WoodlandDevonmillmoorwood@gmail.com07780 756148
Jo BowHolcoombe Fuel and FodderDevonj-o-n@blueyonder.co.uk07534 299384
John WilliamsonProper CharcoalDevonjohn@forestryhorses.co.uk07545 650277www.dartmoorwoodcraft.co.uk
Sarah PontiDreamWoodDevondreamwoodfarm@hotmail.co.uk07515 373738
Vince LargeCourage Copse CreativesDevon (North)office@couragecopse.co.uk01769 540446www.couragecopse.co.uk
Paul HackmanNettelfields BBQ CharcoalDevon (South Molton)nettelfields@gmail.com07775 673114
Sean & Kate RitchieSRF Tree SpecialistsDevon (South Molton)ritchie638@btinternet.com07774 218349www.srftreespecialists.co.uk
Anna and Pete GrugeonBulworthy ProjectDevon (Tiverton)us@bulworthyproject.org.uk07594 569441www.bulworthyproject.org.uk
Beau DobsonLiz's LogsDevon (Yelverton)lizbeau@gmail.com01822 852933www.lizlogs.co.uk
Jim BettleThe Dorset Charcoal CoDorset (Sturminster Newton)jim@dorsetcharcoal.co.uk01258 818176www.dorsetcharcoal.co.uk
Bill OakesWoodcolliersDurhambill.oakes@btinternet.com07803 902188www.thedellatcoalburns.co.uk
Tim DavisPoomWoodDurhaminfo@poomwood.co.uk07896 173405www.poomwood.co.uk
DaveTree-ditionsEast Lothiandave@tree-ditions.com07562 728572www.tree-ditions.com
Louis O'SullivanTree QuartersGloucestershirelouis@treequarters.net07443 337636www.treequarters.net
Simon PennaValley Forestry LimitedGloucestershiresimon@valleyforestry.co.uk07901 958835www.valleyforestry.co.uk
Chiz HarwardFroe Wood Coppice ProductsGloucestershire (Blaisdon)chizharward@hotmail.com07881 486837froewoodcoppice.wordpress.com
TwiggyGreenwood TwigsGreater Manchester / Lancashiregreenwoodtwiggs@btinternet.com07734 353202www.greenwoodtwiggs.co.uk
Howard GlendenningH Glendenning FirewoodHampshirehoward288@hotmail.co.uk07538 710577www.hgfirewood.co.uk
James SprattBlack Fox Woodland ProduceHampshireblackfoxwp@outlook.com07500 061760www.blackfoxwoodlandproduce.com
Paul BrockmanWoodlander Hoburne BashleyHampshirepaul.brockman@hoburne.com01425 612340
Ext#: 1126
www.facebook.com/Woodlander-Hoburne-Bashley-160143757378721
Chris WestcottThree Copse Woodland ProductsHampshire (Waterlooville)chris@threecopse.co.uk02392 595147www.threecopse.co.uk
John JacksonBirchwoodHerefordshirehello@birchwoodforestry.co.uk07766 005456www.birchwoodforestry.co.uk
Paul MortonMoreton WoodHerefordshirepaul@moretonwood.co.uk07920 851674www.moretonwood.co.uk
Steve GumbleHarts of OakHertfordshiresteve@hartsofoak.co.uk07794 065674www.hartsofoak.co.uk
Matt EdmondsStag British Charcoal by Herts WoodFuelHertfordshireinfo@hertswoodfuel.co.uk07840 826268www.stagbritishcharcoal.co.uk
Martin KeelorLady Oak Wood / Combwell CharcoalKentmartin@ladyoakwood.co.uk07726 333619www.ladyoakwood.co.uk
Tom CoxheadLeeds Coppice WorkersLeeds / Yorkshireleedscoppiceworkers@gmail.com07920 095540www.leedscoppiceworkers.co.uk
Iain LoasbyRivenwood CoppiceLondoninfo@rivenwoodcoppice.com07812 367480www.rivenwoodcoppice.com
Jason SmithManchester Woodland ProductsManchester / Greater Manchesterjasonrobertsmith@outlook.com07445 341080www.manchesterwoodlandproducts.co.uk
John PayneLambsquay CharcoalMonmouthshire (Penallt)john@lambsquay.com01600 712170www.lambsquay-woods.co.uk
Karl WardenFreerwoodNorthamptonkarl.m.warden@gmail.com07957 301798freerwood.co.uk
Chris HoweStone Pine CharcoalNorthamptonshirechris@stone-pine.co.uk07910 725658www.stonepinecharcoal.co.uk
Hugh Ross & Carolyn ChurchHazel Woodland ProductsNorthamptonshire (Corby)hazelwoodlandproducts@yahoo.co.uk07785 536613www.hazelwoodlandproducts.co.uk
Barbara HaddrillBlack Horse Woodland ProductsPowysbarbara@carnog.co.uk07901 741217www.carnog.co.uk
Jane CrockettHeydon Hill Wood Barbecue CharcoalSomersetheydonhill@gmail.com07828 029850
Joy LaneJoy Lane & SonsStaffordshireInfo@joylaneandsons.com07971 220186www.joylaneandsons.com
Joe GriffinGriffin Horse LoggingSuffolkhorselogging@hotmail.co.uk07760 308441
Stephen LawLoke LogsSuffolklokelogs@outlook.com07749 623753
Ian BaldwinWey Valley WoodmanSurreyweyvalleywoodman@gmail.com07867 428988www.weyvalleywoodman.co.uk
Rob StringerSurrey (Guildford)robswoodlands@yahoo.com07792 786655www.robswoodlands.co.uk
Paul ThorntonGower Charcoal by the Wildlife Trust of South & West WalesSwansea / Gowerp.thornton@welshwildlife.org07966 564372www.welshwildlife.org
Nick HarrisFour Seasons Fuel LtdWest Sussex (Billinghurst)Nick@fourseasonsfuel.co.uk01403 783379www.fourseasonsfuel.co.uk
Alan WatersWildWood Charcoal & CoppiceWest Sussex (Chichester)waters@wildwoodcoppice.co.uk01243 778106
Paul GamlinCoppice Wood Fuels
T/U CGW Chestnut Countryside management
West Sussex (Midhurst)cgwchestnut@hotmail.com07919 376627www.cgwchestnut.co.uk
Rupert ClampWild ServiceWest Yorkshireinfo@wildservice.org01484 768246www.wildservice.org
James MacfarlaneCottleswoodWiltshirejamwaller@hotmail.co.uk07971 109333
Edward GilesRoses IronmongersWiltshire (Devizes)edwardgiles@rosesofdevizes.co.uk01380 722689www.rosesofdevizes.co.uk
Bill SmithShellbrook CopseWrexhambodgerbill3@gmail.com07730 433660

Register as a Producer or Retailer

If you are a charcoal producer that sources all of your material from sustainably managed British woodlands and want to be added to our ever-growing, UK-wide list then simply fill out the form below. This is a free service and you do not have to be a member of the NCFed to register. Retailers of British charcoal are also welcome to join our list.

Please note that all of the details you submit to us will be made available to the public via this website.