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Best BBQ Grills 2021 – (Best BBQs Under £300)

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£300 is a fair bit of money. So ask yourself this when buying a BBQ – do you want to make a good investment or just save a few pounds?

Consider that your BBQ is going to be your summer centrepiece. It’ll be with you through thick and thin, scorchers and downpours. Your BBQ is something you’re going to use for years to come, whether you go for charcoal vs gas.

It’s a great investment, so treat it like one!

But we’ve come up with a list so you don’t have to skimp on style or cooking capability. At first, we were also unsure about that budget. But along the way, we found some best BBQ grills under £300.

And it turns out that you don’t have to break the bank to get a dependable BBQ grill. All you have to do is to know what to look for.

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So our team banded together to search for the best BBQs under £300 from gas and charcoal to dual fuel!

Without further ado, let’s take a look at our list of best BBQ under £300!

Key takeaways:

  • All products mentioned in this article are under £300
  • The models vary from charcoal to gas BBQs, with between least 1 – 6 burners
  • You’re bound to find models for small backyard and larger spaces
  • As for the fuel, you can opt for charcoal or gas. Some models offer butane or propane
  • All models (to the best of our ability) are easy to manoeuvre; some with wheels and even handles included
  • Most of the BBQ grills highlight a sleek and modern design
  • You’re going to love the extras and special features from each of the products and categories. Keep an eye out for them!

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Best BBQ Grill Under £300: All-Rounder

Our winner: BillyOh Pizza Oven, Chimney Smoker & Charcoal BBQ

Price: £239.00

Burners: Charcoal grill

Size: 50cm x 156cm x 37cm

Fuel: Wood and charcoal

Portability: A pair of wheels and a handle for great portability

Design: 3-in-1 design (a smoker, BBQ grill, and pizza oven)

Extras/specialities: Vented chimney and removable ashtray

What more can we say? This product offers a 3-in-1 approach, allowing you to use it as a smoker, a BBQ grill, or a pizza oven.

You can cook a variety of meals from fish to pizza and meat without burning anything. The pizza oven comes with a handy pizza stone, meaning you can cook pizzas of up to 12 inches.

With the vented chimney and thermometer, you can control the smoke levels and ensure perfect cooking. A bottom shelf gives you extra storage with easy access.

The removable ashtray helps you clean the BBQ more conveniently. The wheels also allow you to manoeuvre the grill around the garden/patio with comfort.

Now talk about being an all-rounder! Get it on BillyOh.

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Best BBQ Grill Under £300: High-End

Our winner: BillyOh Matrix Gas BBQ

Price: £299.00

Burners: 6 burner + 1 burner

Size: 122cm x 98cm x 55cm

Fuel: Gas

Portability: Easy to manoeuvre

Design: Hooded barbecue. Black with stainless steel burners

Extras/specialities: Removable grease cup

Imagine owning a high-end BBQ for £300? What a bargain.

Get ready for those warm, sunny summer days with the Matrix 6 burner gas BBQ. There’s electronic ignition, and each steel burner has individual heat control. This allows you to cater for a range of preferences.

Plus, there’s a side burner for increased efficiency when cooking. What we like about this gas BBQ is it offers a large workspace and a storage space.

Despite the size, it’s also easy to manoeuvre. The wheels mean you can store this mode away over the cold months with ease.

With the removable grease cup, you can also clean your BBQ easier. This ensures that it’s prepped ready for your next cookout.

And you won’t have to worry about keeping an eye on the temperature all the time. The included external thermometer has got your back!

You sure don’t want to miss this! Get it on BillyOh.

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Our other top pick: BillyOh Matrix 3 Burner

Price: £249.00

Burners: 3

Size: 98cm x 104cm x 55cm

Fuel: Gas

Portability: Two wheels included

Design: Modern black steel cart

Extras/specialities: In-built thermometer

If you want all the best bits of the BillyOh Matrix 6-burner at an even cheaper price, you could always go for the 3-burner model.

Featuring a modern black steel cart design, this gas BBQ is made to last, with steel burners for even cooking and added durability.

The 3-burner with side tables and hob is perfect for slightly smaller families or those who aren’t catering for big parties.

With a bottom cabinet with built-in utensil storage, you can also keep everything you need on-hand for the perfect BBQ.

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BillyOh Matrix 3 Burner BBQ

Best BBQ Grill Under £300: Kettle BBQ

Our winner: BillyOh Kettle Black Charcoal BBQ

Price: £99.00

Burners: Charcoal grill

Fuel: Charcoal

Portability: Easy to manoeuvre

Design: Classic yet stylish BBQ design with dome kettle shape

Extras/specialities: Ash catching trap to help keep your patio clean

What’s not to love about this Kettle BBQ?

Its compact size makes it perfect for BBQ parties or outdoor family meals on a warm sunny day. But despite the portable size, you can cook a range of foods on its large cooking area.

The steel construction body has a black finish for a premium and stylish look. Plus, the deep bowl allows you to fill it with enough charcoal to keep the grill scorching. That means seared steaks for the whole family!

The ashtray also makes cleaning more straightforward than ever. After disposing of the coals, remove the ashtray and wipe down the BBQ. It’s ready for the next round.

Design insight includes:

  • Thermometer
  • Wide opening lid vent
  • Handles and wheels

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Best BBQ Grill Under £300: Grill Smoker

Our winner: BillyOh Texas Smoker BBQ Charcoal Grill

Price: £199.00

Burners: Charcoal grill

Size: 115cm x 107cm x 65cm

Fuel: Charcoal / briquettes

Portability: A pair of wheels, making it a great portable smoker

Design: Constructed from steel

Extras/specialities: Adjustable height and cooking shelf

Perfect for cooking up a feast for the family, the Texas smoker is a charcoal BBQ grill designed for ease of use.

It features a crank to adjust the height of the grill and an easy access front door for refilling charcoal. You can raise the charcoal tray or lower it using a crank to increase or decrease the heat.

With extra features such as a bottom shelf, thermometer (and bottle opener!) – this smoker grill is an excellent addition to any garden.

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Best BBQ Grill Under £300: Portable

Our winner: BillyOh Tennessee Black Portable Gas BBQ

Price: £149.00

Burners: 1

Size: 95cmx104cmx46cm

Fuel: Butane or propane

Portability: Trolley included and foldable legs for an adjustable cooking height/tabletop use

Design: Stainless steel (Black)

Extras/specialities: Gas options

If you’re looking for portable gas BBQ, then look no further than Tennessee! It’s foldable, which makes it portable and versatile.

The foldable legs enable you to use it as a tabletop BBQ. Plus, the included trolley gives you the advantage of a large enough BBQ but with great portability.

As for the foldable side tables, their purpose is to extend your work area. They give you enough space to prepare your favourite side dishes while cooking.

Vents and a thermometer are also featured on the steel lid. This helps to release smoke from the grill and allows you to keep an eye on the temperature.

Design insights also include a regulator, fuel hose, and a cover so you can get started in no time. The ultimate outdoor cooking choice, indeed!

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Best BBQ Grill Under £300: Camping

Our winner: BillyOh Lightweight Table Top BBQ

Price: £49.00

Burners: 1

Size:48cm x 27.5cm x 29cm

Fuel: Butane or propane

Portability: Foldable legs for tabletop use

Design: Enamel coated bowl and legs – Black and red

And if you’re looking for something even more portable than the BillyOh Tennesse, then look no further.

This BillyOh tabletop portable BBQ is the perfect addition to camping and beach trips. Either pop it in the car or even a rucksack with some fuel and take the BBQ experience with you wherever you go.

Its vented lid will allow you to cover food whilst cooking and still allow smoke to filter out. The enamel-coated design also makes for easy cleaning when you’re not near the kitchen sink!

A single valve means you can cook food quickly and evenly. So if you’re looking for an absolute steal to get your grill on wherever you go – check out the BillyOh tabletop BBQ.

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BillyOh Table Top Portable Gas BBQ

Round-up

Oh, don’t you just love to BBQ for the whole family? And all for under £300!

We guarantee you that every BBQ grill we mentioned can provide a great cooking experience for you and your family. From the best all-rounder to the best portable BBQs under £300, you can never go wrong with our winners.

Even our other top picks and runner-ups are great choices. Other than perhaps getting edged out on price, they aren’t on our list for nothing!

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FAQs

A classic favourite among purists is the charcoal grill. Some say it's a superior and more authentic way to grill food, producing a strong and smoky flavour.

 

Gas BBQs are ideal for those who value convenience, ease of use, and precision. They come with varying burners with no ashes to dump.


Electric BBQs are generally much more compact - perfect use for both indoors and outdoors. They're great alternatives for apartment dwellers who aren't allowed to cook with either gas or charcoal on their balcony.


Pellet grills can operate as a grill or smoker. As the name suggests, you have to fill the BBQ with food-grade wood pellets. They only come in barrel or cart-style designs.

 

If you're into the traditional side, we'd suggest opting for a charcoal grill. And if you hate dealing with ashes, a gas BBQ is your best bet.

 

There's no specific best time to buy a BBQ grill. Most BBQ retailers sell grills year-round.


If you want some tips for shopping grill deals, feel free to read this
guide.

 

Finding the best gas BBQ grill can be a headache. With tons of options on the market, the buying process can feel overwhelming.


But we'd recommend the
BillyOh Montana Hybrid BBQ. It offers a great taste of charcoal with the convenience of gas all in one grill.

 

No wonder why this Hybrid grill is one of the highest-performance BBQ grills available in the UK! See what else our team put on their list of the top 10 gas BBQ for 2021.

 

Cleaning a BBQ is a task that you shouldn't overlook. You should clean your BBQ after every use and deep clean it twice a year (or season).


You can find the best way to clean a grill in our
how to clean a BBQ guide.

 

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