ABoC Solid Fuel Centre
for Open Fires; Multi-Fuel, Wood Burning and Pellet Stoves

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Summer Fuels,  Sold all year around

All Prices inclusive of VAT at 5%
Solid Fuels Menu:


Restaurant Charcoal 12kg
Best Seller, sold all year round, volume discounts:

Standard (blue bag): £11,  92p/kg (South American)
Premium (purple bag): £15,   £1.25/kg (South African)

Buy 10 - 10% Discount (blue £9.90; purple £13.50)
with Free Delivery!


  • Supplied to leading restaurants and outdoor venues throughout the North East.
  • Produced from quality hardwoods.
  • Larger lumps, burn hotter and longer than any other charcoals.
  • Used in tandoor ovens and hog roasters.
  • Harder to light so use plenty of fluid, perhaps some thinly cut kindling to get it going.
  • Note: May spit and spark until it gets up to temperature.

Need advice?  Check out: British BBQ Society Forum


Lumpwood Charcoal, 5kg
£3.50  ;  70p/kg

Made by burning wood in a low oxygen atmosphere.  Lumpwood looks and feels like burned pieces of wood and can come in sizes up to 8 inches (restaurant quality).  Lumpwood is the most natural form of charcoal and burns slower and hotter, produces a lot less ash, easier to control its temperature and burns smokeless with a woody flavour so automatically adding a charcoal flavour to your food.  Itís also pleasing to note that itís pretty environmentally friendly due to the technique of coppicing which allows wood to harvested from trees in a way that promotes further growth in the tree.


Summer CHIMENEA Pack:


Softwood Logs, 2x £4: £8
Kindling, Small, 1 x £3: £3
Firelighters, 1 x .50p: .50p

Total:   £11.50



BBQ Briquettes, 5kg
£3.50  ;  70p/kg

Produced by crushing charcoal typically made from sawdust or other wood by-products and mixing in additives such as nitrates, clays and binders and other additives. Briquettes is a recipe in itself and it is difficult to know from brand to brand what additives are added. They leave more ash than lumpwood, take more time to get alight and burn quicker. They also add no woody flavour, they are a heat source rather than an added ingredient.


Lighting Tips
Build a pyramid shape with the charcoal (whether lump wood or briquettes) inserting firelighters or soak with fluid afterwards.  Light and wait for 45 minutes.  Youíll have lovely glowing coals and youíve minimised the chance of flames starting and burning your food. ( Watch on Youtube )

If youíve got any BBQ charcoal left over from last summer use it sparingly with some fresh charcoal and never try to have a whole fire with last years leftovers. Charcoal is a natural desiccant therefore it absorbs moisture and it never burns as well six months down the line - youíll just end up getting frustrated.

Instant Lighting, 2 x 1kg

One kg bags of lumpwood charcoal, impregnated with kerosene based igniter for easy, clean and excellent results every time - just light the bag!

Instant -vs- Lumpwood/Briquettes.  Instant's easier to get going and saves messing about with lighters.  But, the paper can create a light ash which may rise up and stick to your food.  And at 1kg, it may not last very long.





Mini Grills, Small: £2.00 (~0.7kg), £22 box 12
Party Grills, Large: £5.00 (~1.8kg)

Ready to cook after just 15 minutes and hot, even burning make these ideal for picnics or that impromptu event - all you need is a match.

The advantages of the grills over the other products is obvious, you don't need a BBQ.  Everything is contained within the box.  All you need is a match or lighter.


BBQ Lighter Fluid: £2.00 (1 Ltr)

BBQ Lighter Gel: £3.00 (1 Ltr)


Proprietors: Dave and Patricia Clark   VAT No: 984 0538 94 Established: 2008