Caradoc Charcoal Ltd

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.  


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.


Caradoc Charcoal Production

This video shows how our Charcoal is produced and created using our British manufactured Charcoal Retort 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.


Our Products

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


6kg Bag British Lumpwood Charcoal

6kg Hardwood blend of Lumpwood Charcoal

3kg Bag British Lumpwood Charcoal

3kg Hardwood blend of Lumpwood Charcoal

British Wood Wool Natural Firelighters

Totally natural Wood Wool Firelighters, great for starting your Barbeque, Fire Pit or Home fire.  With a reliable long burn time these are hand made, wax coated, odourless firelighters which are 100% British.

Scottish Whisky Oak Barrel Smoking Chips

Made from the finest Scottish Whisky Oak Barrels, these smell divine and give a great smoked flavour to your cooking.

Scottish Whisky Oak Barrel Smoking Chunks

Made from the finest Scottish Whisky Oak Barrels, these smell divine and give a great smoked flavour to your cooking.

Wood Smoking Chunks

Oak, Ash, Alder, Cherry, Sweet Chestnut all available in a 16 litre box (254mm x 254mm x 254mm) contact us for further details.

Pallet of Charcoal 

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


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

Cooking on Caradoc Charcoal

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Little Meadow, Leebotwood, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6LU

Tel: 07970 857591


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