Portland trolley charcoal barbecue review

Portland Trolley Charcoal BBQ review

A good looking barbecue, that’s great for parties and for the smaller garden.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy award winner, this barbecue tested really well across all our criteria. Food cooks quickly and evenly, assembly takes just an hour and it comes with a variety of handy features.
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Value for money
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Ease of cooking
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Cooking results
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Pros: A well designed
Sturdy construction and feels stable and secure when in use
Cooks food quickly and evenly
Light and easy to move around with a wheel on each leg
Comes with loads of extra features
Cons: Assembly takes just an hour and although this is quicker than some models it requires two people to finish the job
Food sticks to the grill a little during cooking, which is frustrating
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Is the Portland Trolley Charcoal barbecue easy to assemble?

It takes an hour to put together, mainly due to the extra features such as the storage shelf and it also has four wheels, one on each leg that need attaching. Two people are needed to lift and assemble it securely.

What is the Portland Trolley Charcoal barbecue like to use?

The barbecue feels sturdy and secure and it cooks food well. The storage shelf and chopping board features are particularly handy and make it easy to have everything you need to hand.

The wheels make it easy to move around the garden and at the end of the season it slots into the garage or shed with ease.

How does Portland Trolley Charcoal barbecue cook ?

Food cooks quickly and evenly, producing tasty well-cooked burgers, sausages and vegetable kebabs.

Is the Portland Trolley Charcoal barbecue good value for money?

This cooks evenly and well and with all its extra features, including a tool rack, storage shelf, chopping board and wheels, the one-year warranty and a price tag of less than £100, we think this is great value for money.

Who is the Portland Trolley Charcoal barbecue useful for?

This has a large grill capable of cooking around 20 burgers in one go so it’s ideal for large parties and groups of people. The storage shelf and chopping board are handy if you don’t have room on or for a table, making it a great choice for the smaller garden.

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Product Specifications


Brand Portland
Name Portland Trolley Charcoal BBQ
Model Trolley Charcoal BBQ
Price £99.99
Barbecue type Charcoal
Fuel type Charcoal


Adjustable grill height No
Cooking features Air vents, storage shelves and tool hooks
Hood Yes
Assembly Self assembly
Height 105cm
Width 106cm
Depth 60.5cm
Warranty 1YEAR




Wheels Yes