BBQ is a brand new magazine devoted to fire, food and outdoor living – a quarterly print publication to entertain and inform the barbecue community.

The UK’s first dedicated barbecue magazine is for enthusiasts – from trade professionals, to adventurous outdoor cooks and live fire influencers, through to anybody simply enjoying cooking outside for family and friends and eager to learn more.

The website will have plenty of digital engagement, letting you know what’s cooking in the global barbecue village. BBQ, actively seeking trade partners, will have distribution partnerships with specialist barbecue and outdoor living retail outlets and product suppliers, as well as garden centres, farm shops, butchers, live fire restaurants, festivals, events and airport lounges.

BBQ started live as the online publication UK BBQ Mag and there will be loads of digital content on our website, as well as social media engagement.

But food lends itself to the sensory power of the printed word and pictures, with so many stories to tell and share around the fire.

The BBQ community is an astonishing melting pot of people and passions, totally smitten by food and flame. BBQ magazine brings all these ingredients together to create the perfect dish.


  • Rupert Bates

    Rupert is an award-winning journalist and editor, writing mainly on property and sport. He arrived at Marcus Bawdon’s UK BBQ School ‘not able to cook my way out of a wet paper bag, unless microwaveable’ and left with the inspiration to launch BBQ magazine.

  • Kelly Bates

    Kelly is a graphic designer and creative director with many leading national magazine titles to her name. An Australian, Kelly hails from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. She claims only Aussies know how to throw a proper barbie. We’ll prove her wrong.

  • David Taylor

    Having started his career in the hotel publishing world, David Taylor spent the last 30 years in the business travel world where he was on leadership boards for a number of the most successful event management companies in the industry, as well as non-executive advisory roles with luxury hotel brands, destination management and hospitality companies. When not working, David has built a passion for outside cooking and over the past five years has become a Wood Fired Oven enthusiast, loving nothing better than entertaining family, friends and colleagues.

  • Marcus Bawdon

    Marcus is one of the most admired names on the BBQ scene, with his popular CountryWoodSmoke brand, providing recipes and videos on cooking outdoors. He is author of the best-selling book Food and Fire and also brews his own beer.

  • Brad Francis

    Brad ‘the ads’ Francis is an award-winning advertising sales veteran spanning 25 years in magazines, specialising in both print and digital media. A former DJ to the stars of stage and screen, a published author and media volunteer for the Stroke Association, Brad puts his fine, youthful glow down to his love of a cheeky brisket gently smoked and the charred flavours of the grill and loves the social element of fire, food and friendship.

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