In this guide we’ll take a look at the best outdoor fireplaces.
We’ve compared design, size, construction quality and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Outdoor Fireplace?
More Detailed Outdoor Fireplace Reviews
Gardenesque Bude Outdoor Fireplace Review
The Gardenesque Bude Fireplace is the best outdoor fireplace on the market. Keep your outdoor space cosy and warm with this gorgeous fireplace, complete with a vintage rust finish that makes it a focal point in any garden.
This fireplace is fantastic quality, crafted from the finest quality materials. It boasts a tough, long lasting metal construction that’s resistant to bad weather, UV rays and strong winds.
Although it does require some assembly, this fireplace is easy to set up. It will need to be regularly treated to keep it in prime condition.
La Hacienda Steel Outdoor Fireplace Review
The La Hacienda Stonehurst Outdoor Fireplace is a stunning outdoor fireplace that looks beautiful paired with contemporary outdoor furniture and lights.
This aesthetic fireplace has a log store underneath for neatly stacking your logs, with the actual fireplace on top, beautifully warming any outdoor space. It’s solidly built, made from high quality steel with a beautiful bronze effect finish.
The open sides encourage air flow, and the fire itself can be viewed from both sides which makes it a beautiful centrepiece in the middle of some contemporary garden chairs.
Blumfeldt Flamce Locker Outdoor Fireplace Review
The Blumfeldt Flame Locker Fireplace has a unique design that makes creating a cosy garden atmosphere easy. It’s stylish and vintage, with a 1.2mm thick steel sheet in the look of a chest of drawers. The stove has been artificially rusted to give it some added charm.
This fireplace has an inner fire bowl of 58cm x 30cm which gives plenty of space for a large log or charcoal fire. The construction is 100cm high so it’s sure to be a stand out piece – even without a fire lit!
Finally, this fireplace is safe and easy. Simply open the cabinet doors to fan or refuel, and the blown material will fall into the removable ash pan for easy disposing.
Outdoor Fireplace Buyer’s Guide
There’s not much that can make a garden or patio cosier than an outdoor fireplace. Perfect for cooler summer nights, or even (if you’re brave) cosying up next to during the winter, an outdoor fireplace will enhance your garden like nothing else.
But there’s a huge range on the market. From contemporary and show stopping centrepieces to quality vintage designs, it can be tricky to know what to look for. Feeling unsure? Check out this buyer’s guide.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to design options. Choose from freestanding fireplaces, portable fire pits, or outdoor fireplaces that resemble those you’d find inside.
Contemporary freestanding fireplaces look great paired with minimalist garden furniture, while rustic outdoor fireplaces offer some vintage campfire-inspired charm. Choose your fireplace according to the space you have available and the overall look of your garden.
Of course outdoor fireplaces also come in a range of sizes. Smaller fireplaces look great on patios or decks, while larger fire pits look good in bigger gardens – creating more of a campfire atmosphere.
If you go for something larger, ensure you have the space available to fit it. Your fireplace should be placed at a safe distance from trees and not too close to your home.
Construction quality is paramount and generally comes down to the materials used. Stone fireplaces are very durable and aesthetic, usually built to a high standard. Cast iron is one of the most durable materials used, with cast iron fireplaces designed to last year after year. However, these can be very heavy.
Other options include stainless steel, aluminum and ceramic. These are all very durable materials so you should find your fireplace lasts a long time.
The best garden fireplace will not only have a durable and aesthetic design, it’ll also be as safe as possible. It should be easy to refuel and fan the flames without putting yourself in harm’s way, and the handle shouldn’t get too hot.
Ensure you place your outdoor fireplace at a safe distance from trees and your home, and if you’re planning on placing it on wood or grass you should use a fireproof mat underneath. Keep on top of any maintenance, and ensure you don’t leave the fire unattended.
A cosy outdoor space is any homeowner’s dream, and there’s not much better than an outdoor fireplace. For the rustic design, fantastic quality build and ease of set up, the Gardenesque Bude Outdoor Fireplace is our winner.