The best charcoal to use from an environmental point of view comes from local producers in the UK where the whole production process is done with a full regard for growing in a sustainable manner.
And this excellent Slate Hill charcoal travels just 12 miles to be at our twice-weekly markets in Marlborough which compares very favourably with some other charcoals widely on sale in the UK which have been transported literally thousands of miles.
The tree from which this charcoal is produced is the ash and you can start cooking after it has been burning for just five or six minutes as the product is totally pure and not specially treated as are some "distant charcoals".
Lighting this English charcoal is also done very correctly as the lighters that Slate Hill provide are wood shavings impregnated with bee's wax.
This charcoal is also available at good discounts in either 3 kilo (£12.95) or 6 kilo (£23.95) bags if you intent to BBQ regularly throughout the Summer.
Ask Giles about Click+Collect at Marlborough on either a Wednesday or Saturday for these larger amounts.