Barbecue

Is there anything better than the smell of food being cooked outside? Our barbecues for hire are great for big and small events alike.

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If you’re cooking outside, chances are you are going to be using a barbecue. Barbecues are tremendously versatile pieces of kit and can be used for all kinds of food. We have a wide selection of barbecue hire available from huge LPG affairs for the largest events to charcoal barbecues for a cook out in the back yard.

What barbecue hire is available in the United Kingdom?

We have two standard types of barbecues for hire which suit different needs. The Cinders Commercial Gas Barbecue is an industry standard and is great for large events and commercial use. The people who rent barbecues like this generally are looking to serve 100-200 guests, which the Cinders will accomodate. With two separate cooking areas it's possible to do meat and vegetarian on the same barbecue making it easier to serve range of food. We hire barbecues like Cinders out to venues throughout the whole of the country and popularity can be huge in summer, which means stock can get limited.

The 18kw Commercial griddle is a smaller barbecue which is popular with both commercial and private hirers. This barbecue has a flat cooking area which gives great contact to meats and vegetables, and we find people rent barbecues like this one for pop-up events where food can be kept warm on one side.

We also hire BBQ pizza ovens for people looking for something different.

Do you need to order gas?

All of our LPG equipment is supplied without gas bottles. Please order separately if you need them

  • 13kg LPG Bottles are suitable for patio heaters
  • 19kg LPG Bottles are suitable for all other LPG equipment we stock
  • 30mm wrench required to attach bottles to equipment - can also be hired separately
  • If unsure about connecting bottles to equipment utilise a Gas Safe Engineer

What do I need to know about barbecue hire?

If you’re hiring out an LPG barbecue from us, you do so safe in the knowledge that all of our LPG equipment is cleaned, checked and tested prior to dispatch. All of our gas barbecues for hire are regularly serviced and tested by a Gas Safe engineer, with certification available on request once stock is allocated to an order.

All of our LPG barbecues come with a regulator and hose and attach to a standard 19kg or 47kg gas bottle by a standard bayonet fitting. We regret that our drivers cannot attach or set up LPG equipment; if you do not feel safe doing so we recommend utilising the services of a Gas Safe engineer. Spanners can be hired from us separately if you need one, as can gas bottles.

Do I need to clean barbecue hire before it is collected?

Worried about cleaning catering equipment hire after your occasion or event? If time is a factor or you know you’ve got too much else to de-rig, then our "send it back dirty" service is what you need.

Catering equipment can be hard to clean after a hire period of full usage – especially ovens and barbecues. Rather than breaking out the scourer, for 25% of the hire price you can leave it all to us. Just wipe off any food debris or liquid and we’ll sort the rest.

How does delivery of barbecue hire work?

Working out delivery costs is easy with Expo Hire. On the home page of this website is our carriage calculator; tap your postcode into that and our website will confirm not only whether we cover that postcode or not, but also which of our 11 branches is closest to you and the cost for delivery from that branch, as well as the list of possible extra charges.

Once you have filled your basket and confirmed your delivery dates and postcode in the checkout, we will show you an itemised cost for delivery so you know exactly what you’re paying for before you place your order.

Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply tap the link in the automated text we send you and you can find out where they are - no need to call for updates.