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Barbecue Extras

The Dorset Charcoal Company now offers a few ancillary products to enhance your barbecue experience.

Single Species Barbecue Charcoal

We are now supplying single species charcoal for the BBQ connoisseur.


Currently in stock we have Oak, Alder, Sweet Chestnut, Cherry, Birch, Willow and Apple. With their own distinct and beautiful aromas they really do make a barbecue something extra special.

  • Easy and quick to light.

  • No need for lighter fluid or fire lighters.

  • Reaches cooking temperature quickly.

  • Burns evenly.

  • No unpleasant fumes

  • Leaves only ash.

  • Greater volume per kg than imported charcoal.

  • Produced from well managed sustainable woodland, benefiting native flora and fauna.

  • Made locally - Reducing the worldwide transportation of charcoal and conserving tropical forests in developing countries.

Our Lumpwood Charcoal is perfect for tandoori clay ovens as well as the more conventional char-grilling, spit roasting or barbecuing. High quality barbecue charcoal that ignites quickly and is ready to cook in 15 minutes. It burns cleaner and leaves only ash plus there is no need for fire lighters or lighter fuel which can taint the flavour. Please Contact Us for more details.

Apple Charcoal


For the gourmet chef we produce a pure Apple Lumpwood charcoal. All Apple wood used comes from normal pruning, as cider lovers we can safely say “No orchards were harmed in the making of this charcoal”.


  • The charcoal gives off a lovely aroma and adds a distinctive rich fruity and smokey taste to your food


Wild Cherry Charcoal

  • Single species from local woodland.

  • Sweet fruity notes.

  • Good with Game and Duck.

  • A clean flame.


Sweet Chestnut Charcoal


  • Clean and distinctive almost fruit-rum note

  • An ultra clean flame.

  • Distinctive & clean aromatic notes.


Birch Charcoal


  • Zesty, citric with rich base mineral notes.

  • Clean flame and smoke character.

  • Distinctive heady-sweet-oily aromatic notes.


Oak Charcoal


  • Deep and rich 'beurre noisette' notes.

  • High mineral spike to finish, underscored with vanilla, tobacco and peat.

  • Clear flame and smoke character.

  • Distinctive aromatic notes.


Thank you to Mark Parr of The London Log Company for these fine tasting notes!

Extra Flavour with Apple & Oak Wood Chips

Smoking Wood Chips


Why not try some of our Oak or Apple wood chips to enhance your BBQ's flavour.

Apple Wood Chips


A delicate hint of sweet apple to a fish fillet will bring a light and refreshing feel to your plate. Experimenting with adding flavoured wood chips to the recipe makes grilling even more intriguing and delicious. Made from sustainably harvested Dorset Apple trees.

Oak Wood Chips

For a delicate smokey flavour! Oak wood chips combine well with poultry, beef, lamb, pork, and game. Made from sustainably harvested Dorset Oak trees.

Read this article on how to use wood chips: To soak or not to soak? I will let you decide, the jury is out!

Pizza Oven Faggots

Hazel Pizza Faggots


Increasingly in UK gardens and pubs are the arrival of clay fired pizza ovens. These are much the same as traditional bread ovens. A chamber enclosed by a refractory material such as stone, brick, adobe, or refractory concrete. These ovens were traditionally heated with faggots, wood, straw, or some other locally available combustible material.

In an attempt to find a use for lower value coppice material The Dorset Charcoal Company in collaboration with local Dorset coppice workers are offering hazel faggots for the perfect Pizza Oven firing experience.

Faggots are tight bundles (2' length) of small diameter branches and twigs that give an intense rapid heat into the surrounds of a pizza oven. Not only by purchasing our faggots will you of found the most efficient way of firing your oven, but  you will also be contributing to the future health and vitality of our coppice woodlands.

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