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Caradoc Charcoal 

Caradoc Charcoal are producers of sustainably sourced 100% guaranteed British Charcoal.

Lovingly produced in the heart of the Stretton Hills our charcoal can be traced to the very source of its origins, meaning that we guarantee a totally British product from source to completion.  ​The smaller particles of Charcoal we sell as Biochar, see the links below:

We are no longer able to offer local delivery. If you are local, please do visit our shop at Leebotwood where you can purchase and pay!

Our Products

We offer a range of products all guaranteed to be 100% British, go to our online shop to place your order.

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British Lumpwood Charcoal

Hardwood blend of 100% British Lumpwood Charcoal

BBQ In A Box

BBQ in a box - containing Charcoal, Smoking Chunks/Chips & Firelighters

All you need to create a wonderful British outdoor cooking experience.


Wood Smoking Chunks & Chips

Whiskey Oak Barrel
Sweet Chestnut

50 Natural Wood Wool Firelighters

British Wood Wool Firelighters

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Pallet of Charcoal 

We can supply Pallets of charcoal, firelighters, whisky chips and smoking chunks mixed to your specification.  Contact us with your requirements for a price.


Our Biochar is made form the natural charcoal we produce, it is the smaller particles of charcoal that are removed during our bagging process.  This product is great for adding to your soil and compost to create better plants, stronger root formation and healthier soil.  We recommend using a 10% mix of biochar into the soil.  Add some love to your soil with Caradoc Biochar.

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British Charcoal Briquettes

100% British Charcoal Briquettes

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Why choose Caradoc Charcoal?

If you normally purchase your charcoal in the supermarket, you won’t have experienced a charcoal like ours.

Our product is 100% natural made with sustainably sourced British wood, and we believe we are the only charcoal producers using the retort method in Shropshire. 

We produce charcoal from a mix of hardwoods to create a blend that is fast lighting and hot burning. It will get up to temperature within minutes which means you can get on with the barbequing, and most importantly the eating!

This product is steeped in the provenance of traditional production and it can provide a premium BBQ experience. The right charcoal can make cooking outdoors a gourmet event. It is pure of any additives, 100% British and works far more efficiently than the usual shop bought variety.

Charcoal available in supermarkets is normally imported from overseas and won’t necessarily have the same commitment to natural, sustainable production as we do here in the UK. We can guarantee a 100% natural product, with a minimal carbon footprint.

The great thing about charcoal is that it is non-perishable and won’t deteriorate as it has effectively been cooked already. This means it will be as good tomorrow as it will be in years to come, so you don’t have to worry about ordering too much!

Take your outdoor cooking to the next level with Caradoc Charcoal.


As a live fire BBQ chef one of the most important things for me is the quality and provenance of the fuel that I use to cook with. British lumpwood charcoal is all I choose to use, so I was delighted to discover Caradoc Charcoal locally. I haven't found better value or quality in any other brand, it's local and sustainably sourced. Not only this, but the blend of hardwood used creates a wonderful flavour in its smoke and burns hot, and stays hot for a long time. It's the one for me.

Adam Purnell - The Shropshire Lad

Caradoc Charcoal Production

This video shows how our Charcoal is produced and created using our 2 British manufactured Charcoal Retorts supplied by PressVess therefore ensuring that not only are our products British from source to completion the charcoal making process is undertaken using a retort made and supplied in Britain.



We are grateful in having received support by way of funding towards the purchase of a new charcoal bagging system and grading system for our biochar.  The grant has been provided from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information click on the link below.

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Grown in Britain

We are proud to be holders of a Grown in Britain certificate which means you can be guaranteed that our products are from legal and sustainable UK sources in accordance with the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy and the UK Forestry Standard.  For further details of Grown in Britain and how it supports the sustainable management of British Woodlands click on the link below.

Cooking on Caradoc Charcoal

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We are no longer able to offer local delivery. If you are local, please feel free to purchase from our shop at Leebotwood and benefit from our reduced shop prices!

Tel: 01694 240261

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