14 of the best garden firepits
A garden firepit is no longer solely reserved for dramatic recouplings on Love Island – the popular trend looks here to stay. Since we’ve all become accustomed to spending more time outdoors, a firepit is a great way to extend the alfresco entertaining season beyond summer to spring through to autumn (throw winter into the mix too, if you’re a fan of toasted marshmallows).
Some firepits even cleverly double-up as a BBQ, which is a great way to keep your garden free of clutter if you have a smaller outdoor space. Here, Good Homes picks out some of the best firepits on the market…
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1. Cheerful and cheap firepit
Made from sturdy galvanised steel, the Aftonfalk black firepit from JYSK is perfect for creating a cosy outdoor feel. As it’s a compact design it works for all spaces including patios and smaller courtyard gardens and can be used with seasoned wood or kiln dried logs. Reduced from £40 to £25 but only available in-store.
2. Cast iron firepit
A traditional option, while the cast iron is of great quality the lightweight build of this firepit makes it great for moving around. The Hoole round cast iron firepit from Gardenesque is on legs, easy to assemble and available in three sizes – 55cm, 75cm and 100cm. Plus, the cast iron ages beautifully in time. Priced £139.99-£449.99, although it’s currently on sale for about half that price.
3. Heavy duty firepit
The renowned steel-making town of Pittsburgh appropriately gives its name to this heavy duty and highly durable firepit. The Pittsburg medium firepit, £169.99 from Dobbies Garden Centres, has an oiled steel bowl that sits on three sturdy legs, making it a very practical design with a simple elegance.
4. Square firepit
The Atlanta square firepit from B&M will keep you warm through the spring and summer evenings. It is perfect for a patio or courtyard garden, but note that it is not suitable for use on decking. The affordable firepit comes with a steel mesh spark guard and fire stick. Reduced from £60-£45.
Firepit idea: Add a bunch of herbs to the fire such as lavender, mint and sage. Not only will they smell nice, it will keep pesky mosquitos at bay too.
5. Garden firepit with BBQ rack
Doubling up as both a firepit and an outdoor cooking appliance, thanks to its Swing Arm BBQ Rack, the Plane Jane firepit from Firepits UK is a fantastic addition to your garden. Not only can you stay warm long into the evening, you can also serve up barbecued bangers to your guest. Priced £270-£475, it’s available in various sizes starting from 50cm, suitable for up to four people, to 90cm, for up to 12. The BBQ rack is an additional £85 and various other add-ons are available, including a skillet pan, hanging cooking bowl and lid.
6. Cooking firepit
An outdoor stove and firepit in one, the cast iron Jiko from Morso is ideal for cooking out in the open, making it perfect for picnics or camping trips. It’s priced £159, but the cast iron grill is available separately for £84, as well as grill plates, ash scraper, cover, tongs and grill glove.
Read more: 7 of the best bargain BBQs
7. Fibre clay firepit
Simple and stylish, this fibre clay firepit is great for more contemporary garden layouts. Available in both round and square shapes, the Lyneham Fire Pit from Garden Trading (£200) will create a real focal point in your garden. The top is crafted in powder coated steel that’s designed to rust once placed in the garden.
8. Globe firepit
The FireGlobe by Eva Solo from Lagoon (£299) is not only modern and stylish, its shape makes it that little bit more windproof, which will help you keep smoke at bay (as will buying dry, well-seasoned wood). The matt black enamelled steel and aluminium pit sits on three chrome-coated legs, and the integrated handle makes it easy to move around when it is cold.
9. Copper garden firepit
The Ivyline Industrial Firepit bowl in copper is sure to make a focal point in the garden and is perfect for sitting around with family or friends on a chilly evening. The rust finish design is durable and frost-resistant as well as UV stable and comes fully assembled and ready to use. Reduced from £249.99 to £187.49.
10. Concrete firepit table
Create instant heat with the Holman Concrete Propane Fire Pit Table from Wayfair. The perfect party piece, it comes with a regulator and 3m gas hose so you can store the canister further away. It also comes with a heat resistant Perspex glass cover for safety as well as 6kg of lava rock to retain the heat. Added features include electronic ignition and a heavy-duty waterproof cover. Reduced from £619.99 to £469.99.
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11. Round gas firepit
This concrete gas firepit with lava rocks from Teamson Home at Argos offers the advantage of adjustable flames, ensuring comfort and warmth while also lighting up your garden. The firepit also includes a UK regulator, three-metre hose and a weatherproof cover. The easy-start electronic ignition enables you to light it up instantly.
12. Outdoor fireplace
Why not go beyond garden firepit to garden fireplace? The Henley fireplace from Ivyline may be at the pricier end of the spectrum, but it has a stainless steel griddle for cooking and room to store extra logs. Crafted from iron and available in black or rust, it also has a chimney to prevent that pesky smoke blowing all over you. Reduced from £499.99 to £374.99.
13. Rustic chiminea
The Rusty Wood-Burning Chiminea from Cox & Cox will create a statement in any garden with its oxidised finish and towering tall design. It has a right-angled opening for ease of use when burning wood and there’s a log store underneath so you can keep timber at the ready when it needs extra fuel. Reduced from £475 to £356.25.
14. Traditional chiminea
For a traditional French-style chiminea, try the Ramses Yellow Mottled Chimenea from The Range. It’s made from clay and has a large opening for adding wood and elegant matt black legs. The perfect piece for gathering around with family and friends on a summer’s evening. Priced £59.99
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