In this guide we’ll look at the best BBQ shelters.
We’ve compared size, construction quality, materials and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best BBQ Shelter?
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Party Arbour and Barbeque Shelter by Rowlinson Review
The Rowlinson Shelter is the best BBQ shelter on the market. It has a gorgeous design that’ll have your BBQ centre stage at any garden party. The lift up seat provides space for a BBQ up to 1500mm wide, while the side panels raise to create a handy table for your cooked food or snacks.
Transform this shelter from a BBQ shelter to an Arbour seat in just a few seconds. It’s an extremely versatile addition to any garden, and is very easy to assemble.
This shelter is very safe, made from FSC softwood and treated with fire retardant. It’s also pressure treated to protect against rot.
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Anchor Fast Devon BBQ Wooden Shelter Review
The Anchor Fast Devon Wooden Shelter is another gorgeous BBQ shelter that’ll let you cook your sausages and burgers even in the most persistent of rain showers! This high quality shelter will stand the test of time and is made from heavy duty timber with a seriously sturdy construction.
This has an internal width of 193cm so it’s suitable for large BBQs. It doesn’t need fixing to the floor, and will withstand even the worst of the Great British weather! It’s also exceptionally easy to assemble.
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Forest Garden BBQ Shelter Review
The Forest Garden BBQ Shelter is another strong contender for the best barbeque shelter, offering the perfect space for al fresco cooking – even when the weather doesn’t play ball!
This has extra wide rails that can be used for plates, glasses and prepping food. The roof vents ensure efficient circulation, so it doesn’t matter if you burn the sausages, plus it’s made from smooth pressure treated timber for a quality and long lasting build.
This shelter is delivered flat packed for easy assembly, although we would recommend treating the wood before construction.
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Tepro 3109 Barbeque Shelter Review
The Tepto 3109 Barbeque Shelter is the best BBQ gazebo shelter, a simple square shaped model that offers the perfect home for your beloved BBQ. It has a double roof construction for added protection, and the minimalist finish looks great in any garden. The powder coated steel frame is sturdy and long lasting.
This gazebo shelter comes with guy ropes and pegs for permanent placement in the garden, but it’s equally easy to move around if necessary. It’s very durable; both water resistant and fire retardant, and it comes with gorgeous granite glass side tables for sauces, grilled food and salads.
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Sunjoy Patio Soft Top BBQ Gazebo with LED Review
The Sunjoy Patio BBQ Gazebo offers great UV protection while you BBQ your food, plus it’s an aesthetic addition to any garden!
This gazebo comes with 2 handy shelves for sauces, drinks or food. The design itself is both stylish and convenient, while the polyester sunshade provides great protection against the elements. Best of all, this gazebo has 4 built in LED lights so you can entertain well after the sun has set.
With a sturdy steel construction and a rust resistant finish, this gazebo will be a summertime staple for years to come.
BBQ Shelter Buyer’s Guide
There’s not much better than a weekend BBQ during the summer months, but all too often the weather has other ideas. A BBQ shelter will protect you and the BBQ from the blazing sun as well as the odd drop of rain. Plus they usually have built in shelves and other accessories that’ll make entertaining guests easy and fuss-free.
Not sure where to start? Check out this buyer’s guide.
Your BBQ shelter needs to fit your BBQ at the very least, and many people opt to have a little extra room for huddling under if it rains. If you have a small garden, you’ll need a smaller shelter to avoid it looking overcrowded, while larger gardens look great with bigger shelters.
Construction quality is of the utmost important, as the last thing you want is the shelter collapsing in the wind while you stand underneath! Go for a shelter made from sturdy metal like Tepto 3109 Barbeque Shelter or pressure treated wood.
BBQ shelters are generally made from timber or metal. Wooden shelters like Anchor Fast Devon Wooden Shelter and Forest Garden BBQ Shelter look beautiful and natural, while metal gazebos are easier to move around the garden and can be brought inside in bad weather.
Tent style gazebos are usually fully waterproof, while wooden gazebos may need to be treated separately.
A smoke-filled shelter is a sure fire way to ruin a BBQ, so ensure it has good ventilation. Tent style gazebos like Sunjoy Patio BBQ Gazebo with open sides will allow fresh air to flow in and out easily, while wooden shelters can benefit from roof vents to aid ventilation.
A weatherproof shelter is a must have. Look for waterproof (or at the very least, water resistant) materials that won’t fade in the sunlight. If you live in a particularly windy area, go for a heavier shelter or better still, one that can be tied down using guy lines and ropes.
Ease of Assembly
The best wooden BBQ shelter will be easy to assemble and most likely arrive flat packed. If you don’t fancy putting your DIY hat on, an easy assembly is a must have. Tent style shelters are usually collapsible and can be erected in just a few minutes.
Take your BBQing and the look of your garden to the next level with a gorgeous garden gazebo. Whether you opt for a wooden or metal shelter, the right BBQ shelter will allow you to keep cooking no matter what the weather throws at you, while giving your garden some added style. Our favourite? The Rowlinson’s Party Arbour and BBQ shelter is as versatile as they come.