Nothing says summer like a garden barbecue and what could be more British than a drizzling of rain just when you’ve got the coals going?
Protect your al fresco dining experience, keep garden chefs dry and shield your sausages from the rain with a stylish barbecue shelter. Many often add practical value too and include fold-out shelving or handy hooks for all your best barbecue accessories and tools.
We’ve curated a list of the some of the best barbecue shelters below, from wooden arbour-style coverings to modern steel gazebos.
Plus, if you’re looking for ways to keep the kids quiet while the burgers are sizzling, we’ve put together a list of the best kids’ garden toys to keep them entertained. We’ve even found some of the best kids’ garden furniture so they can have their own place to munch and have fun.
10 of the best BBQ shelters
Browse our pick of garden grill gazebos below;
Metal BBQ Gazebo
Metal BBQ GazeboThis barbecue gazebo is described as low maintenance due to the weather-resistant canopy and strong, rust-resistant steel frame. The two-tier covering allows smoke to escape while you’re cooking and also helps keep the structure stable in the wind. It’s UV protected from the sun and has a waterproof coating, so its well-equipped for the demands of the unpredictable British weather.
Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.5m
BBQ Gazebo Anthracite Steel
Metal BBQ GazeboThis modern gazebo has a high, curved roof for a contemporary feel and to offer shelter from the elements. The simple, rectangular frame is made from solid steel so it should be sturdy as well as durable and the overhead canopy is made from rain and UV resistant polyester so it should withstand a British summer well.
Dimensions: 2.15 x 1.5 x 2.2m
Party Arbour and Barbeque Shelter
BBQ Gazebo Anthracite SteelFor a traditional look, this timber barbecue shelter is made from FSC-certified, fire-retardant softwood so its strong and sustainable. The trellised shelter doubles as a traditional garden arbour with a seat that then folds away to make room for your barbecue. It also features two handy. fold-out side tables, which provide extra space for storing food and resting cooking utensils.
Dimensions: 1.81 x 1.29 x 2.4m
Angel Living BBQ Patio Gazebo
Angel Living BBQ Patio GazeboThis iron and aluminium barbecue shelter has a two piece, curved roof created in a window pane design. The modern frame is powder coated to protect against UV damage and also features two narrow side shelves, ideal for use as a bar or serving shelves during garden parties.
Dimensions: 1.5 X 2.45m
Erving Barbecue Shelter
For those who prefer a timber frame, this simple pent-roof barbecue shelter makes an attractive and unobtrusive garden feature and protects your burgers from any unexpected drizzle. It has handy shelves along the edge and is made from pressure treated timber. It also has a 15 year guarantee against rot and fungal decay.
Dimensions: 2m x 1m
Solid Wood BBQ Gazebo
Solid Wood BBQ GazeboThis smart barbecue gazebo comes ready assembled. The main frame is made from responsibly sourced Scandinavian redwood and has galvanised zinc bolting to ensure it stays rigid and rust proof. The stylish, green soft-top canopy is also weather resistant to help it stand up to the elements.
Dimensions: 1.7 x 1 x 1.96m
Blooma Coburg Grey Rectangular Gazebo
Blooma Coburg Grey Rectangular GazeboThis classic grey barbecue gazebo from B&Q is made entirely from sturdy steel. It’s water resistant, so it should protect you from the rain while also sheltering your afternoon barbecue. The metal gazebo has a fire retardant canopy for added peace of mind and the handy side shelves provides extra surface space for plates and nibbles.
Dimensions: 1.7 x 1m
Blumfeldt Steakhouse Grill Roof
Blumfeldt Steakhouse Grill RoofThis large shelter features a modern, curved roof covered with a flame resistant polyester to help shade the space from the sun and ward off the rain. There are two built-in glass shelves for additional storage as well as handy hooks to hold cooking utensils.
Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.15 x 1.40m
Charles Bentley Steel BBQ Gazebo with Utility Hooks
Charles Bentley Steel BBQ Gazebo with Utility HooksThe roof of this garden barbecue shelter is ridged with an almost wave-like pattern and the powder coated steel frame ensures the structure is strong and sturdy. Removable hooks along both sides of the gazebo make this a practical choice, offering plenty of space to hang your tongs out of the way between servings.
Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.16 x 1.3m
Outsunny BBQ Tent Canopy
Outsunny BBQ Tent CanopyThis tent-style barbecue shelter has a flame resistant canopy for safety and two layers to ensure air circulation and ventilation. The attractive metal frame has additional detailing on the legs for a decorative look and a rust-resistant powder coating to help keep it looking fresh for longer outdoors.
Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.5m
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