This £50 BBQ has everything you need for a tasty summer feast

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Argos is selling an affordable BBQ complete with utensils. (Getty Images)

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Boris Johnson has confirmed that, from Monday, up to six people from different households can meet outdoors at a park or garden. The Prime Minister added that people could also have a barbecue, provided that they continue to observe social distancing rules. 

As the heatwave continues in the UK, there’s no better way to spend an evening than eating dinner al fresco.

And, you don’t have to shell out hundreds of pounds to get a great BBQ.

There’s a whole host of affordable BBQs to buy online, from gas to charcoal and electric designs. But, we’ve discovered that not many come close to Argos’ Charcoal Oil Drum BBQ, which costs just £50.

Buy it: Charcoal Oil Drum BBQ Cover & Utensils | £50 from Argos

With a cooking surface of 35 x 71cm, the BBQ is suggested as a great size for garden gatherings of around 10 people.

The oil drum has numerous nifty features, including a chrome plated warming rack to ensure you won’t be sitting down to eat cold burgers.

It also comes with a removable ash tray for easy cleaning, as well as a protective cover for when the winter months come and you’ve got to (very reluctantly) wave goodbye to the barbecue for a few months.

And that’s not all.

The set also includes three utensils; tongs, a fork and spatula, so it really does have everything you need for a BBQ, minus the charcoal you’ll need to light it.

It’s also fitted with two wheels, so you can manoeuvre the BBQ around the garden or patio with ease.

Over 5,000 shoppers have rated the product, with 98% of customers saying they would recommend the item.

One five-star review reads: “An exceptional, inexpensive bbq which provided lots of pleasure since its arrival. Would not hesitate to recommend it to family & friends.”

Another shared: “For the price you can't beat it. Large enough to cook enough food at once for a medium sized family.”

So, if you’re in the market for a new BBQ, and you’re about to add this £50 one to your basket, just don’t forget to add the charcoal to your basket too.

Buy it: Instant Lighting Charcoal | £9 from Argos