Written by Paisley Tedder

8 of the best firepits for evenings outdoors

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 must-have garden accessory, allowing us the luxury of alfresco entertaining in our beautifully revamped gardens from spring through to autumn. Some firepits even double-up as a BBQ.

Here, Good Homes picks out some of the best firepits on the market…

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1. Firepit meets BBQ

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 (£245-£428) 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. It’s available in various sizes – go for a larger size to keep a bigger crowd warm.

firepit that can also be used to bbq on a patio by a green garden

Photo: Firepits UK

2. Fibre clay firepit

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 (£170) 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.

Lyneham firepit in grey fibre clay from Garden Trading

Photo: Garden Trading

3. Two-tier firepit

This two-tier firepit from Dunelm (£269) has room underneath to store logs, meaning you always have plenty to hand to keep that flame burning. The Montana Steel High Fire Bowl‘s concave shape prevents wind from blowing embers out of the bowl and around your garden. You can also use it as a portable grill. Once cool coat this bowl with edible oil to prevent rusting.

The Dunelm Montana firepit is two-tiered so there's room to store woodburning logs

Photo: Dunelm

4. 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 (£79.99-£259.99) is on legs, easy to assemble and available in three sizes. Plus, the cast iron ages beautifully in time.

A firepit on legs on a garden patio in front of garden furniture

Photo: Gardenesque

5. 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. 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.

Black firepit globe with stainless steel legs on a balcony terrace by the river

Photo: Lagoon

6. Outdoor fireplace

Why not go beyond firepit to fireplace? The Henley fireplace from Ivyline (£499) 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.

Henley garden fireplace with stainless steel griddle for cooking and room to store extra logs. Available in black and rust.

Photo: Ivyline

7. Square firepit

This affordable firepit will keep you warm through the spring and summer evenings. While the Atlanta square firepit from B&M (£50) is not suitable for use on decking, it will look beautiful on a grass seating area or in a courtyard.

A square firepit on a patio next to astroturf grass

Photo: B&M

8. Geometric design

At less than £30, this is an absolute bargain and a great way to bring the geometric trend to your outdoor space. The contemporary style not only looks good, but is also practical and hard-wearing, made with tough steel and a mesh base. Definitely a great excuse to take a trip to Lidl’s infamous middle aisle!

Geometric shaped outdoor firepit on patio in garden setting

Photo: Lidl

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