by Geoff Royle April 14, 2021 2 min read

In many ways the new normal could be better than the old one.

Even though we'll all be trying hard to get back to normal many of us will probably play it safe and avoid the crowds. Instead we'll be looking forward to rubbing shoulders with friends and family at home. How we've missed them. Entertaining in the garden when the weather's better is therefore set to become the new normal.

You can make it second nature too with a wonderful new barbecue like the Big Green Egg, loved by television chefs the world over. It's a complete outdoor cooking system with temperature control for perfection every time and it will also allow you to cook in seven different ways, including baking, searing and roasting. It simply sets the benchmark for barbecues with it's restaurant quality food.

Apart from barbecuing there's now just so much more you can do to make the most of your outdoor entertaining. At The Stove Yard in Newtownards they have a whole section of their new showroom dedicated to it. From Alfa Forni Italian pizza ovens (good enough for pizza shops in italy) to a fantastic new collection of Traegar grills and smokers complemented with authentic barbecue sauces and rubs straight from the USA. Then there's Morsø's sculptural designer garden fires that look stunning even when they're not lit. For people in a rush Morsø also make some great outdoor table-top gas grills and ovens with the attention to detail that make their Danish designs world famous.

"I think that this year our gardens are going to be the number one holiday destination and at The Stove Yard we aim to fire people's imaginations with all of the possibilities that are available to them when they entertain and cook outdoors. After lockdown people deserve something better than the rusty old barbecue bought for a few quid years ago" says Director Richard Poulter.

So let us all make the most of our freedom this year and create some flavourful moments in our gardens that our friends and family won't forget.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Stove Yard Blog

Thinking of using your open fire during the fuel crisis?
Thinking of using your open fire during the fuel crisis?

by Richard Poulter August 15, 2022 1 min read

Please don’t. Instead, if you can, think seriously about installing one of the new breed of highly efficient, low emissions Ecodesign stoves. One of these will make your fuel go up to four times further than an open fire as well as save you serious money, both on the cost of your fuel, and also on how much you will need to use your gas or oil-fired central heating… read more
MAKE IT A SIZZLING SUMMER WITH THREE OF THE VERY BEST
MAKE IT A SIZZLING SUMMER WITH THREE OF THE VERY BEST

by Richard Poulter May 29, 2022 3 min read

According to The Sun today we're heading for especially sunny weather during this coming extra long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and that's when the barbecue season will well and truly kick off. Eating al fresco with friends and family when the sun is shining is one of life's great pleasures and it's all the better when the food is good too. At The Stove Yard we're ready and waiting with some of the very best barbecues and grills for those of you who are planning to upgrade their old grill and who want to take their outdoor cooking to another level... read more
Wood Burning Stoves in New Build Houses
Wood Burning Stoves in New Build Houses

by Geoff Royle March 25, 2022 1 min read

Wood Burning Stoves in New Build Houses

Check out our 18-page guide: Stoves and New Builds.

It really pays to think about this as soon as possible, even if you're not quite ready to fit one right away. When a wood burning stove is planned in from the very start, in many cases, it could help you to reduce its installation costs. It will also simplify dealings with Building Control and it will improve your SAP calculation. Better still, If the stove is for a new-build you can even claim the 20% VAT back. Read more...

Sign up for our Newsletter