The best fire pits to keep you warm in your garden UK

These fire pits will keep you warm and give your garden a chic upgrade.


by Jade Moscrop |

We're eagerly awaiting the warm glow of summer evening so that we can spend time in the garden, relax with our households, or even host our own barbecue. If you're planning on doing any of the above, you might be looking for a way to keep the chillier nights at bay, and what better way than with a fire pit?

Once you've rid the garden of weeds and, if you're feeling particularly luxurious, an inflatable hot tub, you'll want to look at your seating area and decor. One thing that will make your patio area much more inviting, as well as ensuring you can spend time relaxing after the sun has gone down, is a fire pit.

Created to bring warmth to your garden, along with being a lovely focal point, fire pits encourage social situations and keep you feeling cosy and comfortable. No one can resist the pull of a real fire, can they?

To help you find the right fire pit for your garden, whatever your budget and size specifications, we've browsed the web to find the best fire pits that are available to buy.

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What types of fire pits are there?

There are a few types of fire pits to choose from, depending on what your priorities are.

Wood fire pit

Wood burning fire pits are the most popular kind available. They're the closest thing to having that campfire feeling. You get all the warmth and joy of a real fire, but in a contained, raised space. These fire pits are usually made from steel.

Wood is easy to come by, so it's generally the most affordable option when it comes to fuel. Charcoal can also be used in many wood fire pits.

Gas fire pit

Gas fire pits are convenient as they don't need wood to be lit. Usually fuelled by a propane tank, they're similar to a gas barbecue in the way that you can switch it on and off as you need it.

It's essential that you follow all of the safety tips when it comes to using a product with gas. Never use a gas fire pit in an enclosed space as you could become exposed to carbon monoxide, which can be fatal.

Gel fire pit

Finally, gel fire pits don't give off any smoke or smells, but they don't produce as much heat as wood or gas. They're usually smaller and make a great decorative addition to your garden. All you need to do is fill up the reservoir with gel fuel and once the gel has been used, the flame will automatically extinguish.

Gel fuel can be expensive, so these fire pits are pricier to run over time.

Fire pit safety

  • When handling the fire pit, ensure you use heat-resistant gloves as they can become hot, even after having cooled for a while. Don't spray it down with your hose pipe! (unless you like the rustic look)

  • Keep children and pets away from the fire pit when in use.

  • Do not use your fire pit as a furnace.

  • Keep gas tanks at a safe distance from any open flame.

  • Place your fire pit on a flat surface to ensure stability. Avoid surfaces like grass and wood as they may discolour or catch fire.

  • Do not use fire pits in an enclosed space, such as a gazebo, tent or caravan.

  • Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for building, refuelling and cleaning your fire pit.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us