10 Best Garden & Outdoor Fire Pits and Fire Tables for 2017

Top 10 Fire Pits & Fire Tables for 2017

Fire pits are a great way to recreate that campfire feeling in the garden! Today we’ll be giving you the best fire pits of 2017.  With a handy buying guide as well, so you’ll know exactly what it is you’re getting yourself in to.

These 10 fire pits aren’t listed in any particular order as there are so many different types of fire pits, so we’ve taken the best from each category – these include, build type, fuel type & additional features.

We’d love to hear what you think of our list, so please leave us a comment at the end with any questions, queries or comments and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Fire Pit Buyers Guide

Whether you’re looking for a cast iron fire pit or maybe a 2 in 1 brazier & BBQ grill, this buyers guide has you covered. Before we start with the list let’s talk about the different features your fire pit may have.


There are three main types of fire pits.

Grilling Pits – these include a cooking grate, or have space for one. This is a great way to cook your food and keep warm, without the need for an additional BBQ on the patio.

Fire Tables – if you’re looking for a practical space that also keeps your guests or family warm, then a fire table might be perfect for you.

Decorative Heat Only – perhaps you’re only looking for a safe way to contain your fire outdoors, but want to do so in style.

Building Materials

Steel – Steel fire pits tend to be the cheapest due to the reduced cost of construction. They come in a range of shapes and sizes but are vulnerable to rusting. Keep an eye out for powder coated pits or purchase a cover to keep your pit safe from the elements year after year!

Stainless Steel – Slightly more expensive than the steel variant. This can be attributed to the heat and rust-proof qualities afforded to it by the increased durability of stainless steel. They are worth the extra money and require less maintenance and care.

Copper – Costs a little more than traditional steel but is far more durable. Copper fire pits age incredible well and as well as being rust proof, they provide an amazing aesthetic value to any outdoor area.

Cast Iron – Are susceptible to rusting unless purchasing rust-resistant variants. These are a lot heavier and offer a traditional fire pit feel similar to chimneas.

Aluminium – Fairly inexpensive and lightweight. These are very durable and require little maintenance season after season.

Fuel Types

Most fire pits use either wood or charcoal, as nature intended!

There are however, a number of alternative fuel fire pits on the market that make use of propane, natural gas, bio-ethanol or gel.

We prefer wood or charcoal fueled fire pits but the choice is yours.

Features & Extras

Depending on how much you spend on your fire pit, you may find a few extras or additional features included.

These can vary from mosaic tops, eco-friendly variants, built in BBQ or pizza ovens, free spark screens, wood grates or something as simple as a free protective cover. We’ll list any extras within each review.

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10 Best Fire Pits for 2017

Does the summer end too soon for you or are you as thrilled for Halloween approaching as a kid in a candy store? Are you getting ready for those long autumnal nights? Do you plan to spend your nights out in the garden with good drinks and good company? Here at PatioMate we have cracked the very best fire pits the market currently has to offer, to provide you with the warmth and ambience you desire.

Imagine listening to a fire crackling away, safely contained in one of the finest fire pits on the market. You’re roasting marshmallows or having a go at these delicious campfire recipes from Youtuber The Domestic Geek.

The warmth, the emotions, the starry sky and the incredible smell of good old fashioned soul/junk food cooking atop your very own fire pit. This is the dream and PatioMate will deliver the vessel to help you fulfill that dream.

VonHaus Steel Fire Pit with Spark Guard & Poker

Available in 1 style – VonHaus Steel Fire Pit /w Extras

Price starts at £64.99

Great steel fire pit with brushed bronze finish, spark guard & poker.

Fuel Type : Charcoal / Logs | Made From : Steel
Additional :
Spark Guard & Poker – 2 Year Warranty

Another fabulous design by VonHaus, this steel fire pit comes with a whopping 2 year manufacturer warranty included in the price. Weighing just 9.5kg, this fire pit is easy to move around if you fancy changing up your outdoor space. It’s compact size of just 66.5cm diameter and 64cm in height adds a cozy feel to any patio.

Made from strong and durable steel, this Vonhaus creation is long-lasting, easy to clean and comes with the all important mesh spark guard. Suitable for burning logs or charcoal, this little fire pit is everything you could want for the chill of Autumn. Heat-resistant poker included.

Pros : Lightweight, Compact, Comes with extras, 4.8 Star Rating out of 41 Reviews
Cons : Brushed steel is susceptible to rust

RoyalFire Square Fibreglass Gas Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – RoyalFire Square Fibreglass Gas Fire Pit

Price starts at £299.99

Best Gas Fire Pit 2017

Fuel Type : Gas | Made From : Fibreglass
Additional :
3kg Bag of Lava Rocks, 1 Protective PVC cover

If you’re looking for THE gas fire pit of the year, then look no further.

The Royal Fire tall square gas fire pit is fantastically styled to look like natural stone. Weighing in at 29kg this beast isn’t light but offers a tremendeous amount of heat.

This gas fired fire pit comes with a 1 year warranty and lava rocks.

Larger version also available.

Pros : Easy to assemble, Durable material that won’t fade in poor weather, Cover included
Cons : Requires some assembly!

Harbour Housewares Cast Iron Garden Fire Pit Burner With Handles

Available in 1 style – Harbour Housewares Cast Iron Fire Pit

Price starts at £44.99

Made from cast iron – comes with handles and easy assembly

Fuel Type : Charcoal / Logs / Solid Fuels | Made From : Cast Iron
Additional :
Durable build

This impressively large fire pit is ideal if you’re looking to use it for heat, ambience and BBQs where you expect a lot of guests. At an incredible 87cm in diameter this fire pit is sure to stand out in your garden.

This Harbour Housewares Cast Iron Fire pit is perfect for bonfires without the added chore of having to dig out a pit. Durable and contemporary, it will look outstanding for years to come. The cast iron craftsmanship that went into designing this piece is truly luxurious.

The three-leg base resists tipping for added safety. We think you’ll agree that this behemoth fire pit is perfect for keeping warm whatever the weather.

Pros : Durable, Wide Diameter, 4.8 Star Rating from 69 Reviews
Cons : Nil

Home And Garden Products Large Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – Home And Garden Products Large Fire Pit

Price starts at £19.90

Black steel build. Fantastic budget fire pit with lots of extras | Best budget UK Fire Pit

Fuel Type : Charcoal / Logs / Solid Fuels | Made From : Steel
Additional :
Fire bowl, mesh cover, charcoal grate, cooking grill, a poker and fold-able legs

This large steel fire pit is everything you need for camping. The fire pit itself is sturdy and comes with a poker, mesh cover, charcoal grate and a cooking grill so that you can barbecue out in the wilderness or the comfort of your own back garden with ease and peace of mind. With a diameter of 52cm this fire pit will suit group camping expeditions as there is ample space to cook for everyone.

The most notable feature of this particular fire pit are its folding legs making it ideal for traveling, camping and temporary use in the garden if you need the space for other activities. This portable fire pit solution is perfect for those who love the outdoors and prefer to have a safer contained fire when in wooded areas.

Pros : Comes with an array of extras, Well rated, Light weight, Incredible value!
Cons : Prone to rust

BrackenSquare Steel Square Fire Table and Log Store

Available in 1 style – BrackenSquare Steel Square Fire Table

Price starts at £165.99

Black powder coated steel for added rust protection

Fuel Type : Wood | Made From : Powder Coated Steel
Additional :
Storage for wood underneath, Includes 80cm fire bowl

This beautiful piece of craftsmanship would be a glorious addition to a rustic or country garden, however it would work equally well in a town or city garden as a feature piece. Filling the underside with wood makes this table look like a work of art, even when not in use.

With ample space both on top of and underneath the table you wont feel pressed for room, unlike other tables on the market this one is an incredible 98cm x 98cm with a whopping 80cm diameter fire pit on top.

Strong and robust, this steel framed fire table is excellent value for money and would be ideal for any family home. Please note, the picture featured shows a fire table with a 60cm fire pit and the actual product has a 80cm fire pit.

Pros : High quality built, Attractive design, Rust protection coating
Cons : Heavy (34.2kg)

Northwest Sourcing Outdoor Cooking Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – Northwest Sourcing Outdoor Cooking Fire Pit

Price starts at £176.99

Multi purpose fire pit built from solid steel – heat tested up to 648ºC

Fuel Type : Solid Fuels / Wood | Made From : Steel
Additional :
Comes with hinged door for easy log access & fire poker

The Northwest Sourcing Outdoor Cooking Fire Pit is a stunning piece of garden engineering. Another fire pit with family and pets in mind, a safety guard surrounds this pit and is so cleverly incorporated into the design you would be forgiven for thinking it doesn’t serve an additional purpose.

The guard itself is built around the sides and chimney and is there to prevent wayward sparks from coming free from the fire, this is especially crucial if you have young children or pets in a close proximity to the pit.

Made from solid steel, this fire pit is sure to last the test of time. It has been heat tested to an incredible 648ºC. The porcelain coated grill rack for cooking is adjustable to 3 different levels to ensure you get the best out of your barbecues.

Pros : Well rated, Stylish
Cons : Nil

Centurion Supports Multi Functional Outdoor Brazier

Available in 1 style – Centurian Support Multi-Functional Square Garden & Patio Fire Pit / Brazier

Price starts at £89.99

Best Multi-Function Fire Pit 2017

Fuel Type : Solid Fuels / Charcoal / Logs / Coal / Wood | Made From : Matte Steel
Additional :
Comes with lid, grills, poker & ice bucket lining, waterproof cover

This attractive square fire pit is far more than meets the eye. You can use it as a standard fire pit, a BBQ or even an ice bucket for those days and nights that are already too hot to handle. The rust-resistant and heatproof frame offer everything you could want in a brazier.

A safety mesh lid allows you to enjoy the memorizing sight of the fire and encloses it for safety as well as preventing sparks coming free. The poker tool, included, can be used to remove the lid and tending to the logs or coal within.

The solid steel build gives it extra support and rigidity to help it withstand both the heat and the ever changing British weather. Included with this Centurion Supports fire pit are, a poker tool, barbecue grill, safety mesh lid, charcoal rack, instructions and a waterproof cover to help protect from dust, debris and rain.

Pros : Plenty of extras, An excellent multi-purpose pit / brazier, Reasonably priced
Cons : Steel is prone to rust (but comes with waterproof cover)

VonHaus 2 in 1 Steel Brazier & BBQ Grill

Available in 1 style – VonHaus 2 in 1 Steel Brazier & BBQ Grill

Price starts at £19.99

Fantastic budget brazier & BBQ

Fuel Type : Solid Fuels / Charcoal / Logs / Coal / Wood | Made From : Steel
Additional :
Comes with 2 year warranty, Powder-coated steel, Ash collecting tray

This clever and stylish log burner and barbecue is another great purchase from VonHaus. It is made from durable powder-coated steel providing it with a long-lasting and attractive finish. The coating is also less susceptible to scratches and general wear and tear which is great if you need a lot of brazier for your buck (pound but it doesn’t work for the phrase so well).

The timeless colour scheme will co-ordinate with other garden furniture effortlessly. The VonHaus 2 in 1 was designed with tidiness in mind with it’s ash collecting tray to help minimise the work load for you after you’re done with your barbecue. Simple assembly required and easy-to-follow instructions are included, the perfect small barbecue and fire pit for those who want less hassle more fun this coming season. 2 Year manufacturer warranty included.

Pros : Great price, Anti-rust coating, Included extras
Cons : We can’t think of any at this price!

Landmann Big Sky Moons and Stars Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – Landmann Big Sky Moons and Stars Fire Pit

Price starts at £99.99

Aesthetically pleasing and strong build

Fuel Type : Charcoal / Lump Wood Briquettes | Made From : Rolled Steel
Additional :
Comes with 5 year warranty

This stunning moon and stars fire pit is ideal for any home. With a 1008 square cm burn surface and the sweet star and moon cut outs adding the perfect night time ambience, this is the fire pit of dreams and its beautiful aesthetic will certainly help you dream sweetly.

Made from a cold-rolled steel shell and Georgia clay sand paint finish, this fire pit will be the center of many wonderful family memories for years to come. The large 60cm diameter bowl and full-size cooking grate make it ample for family meals fireside.

Pros : Beautiful design, Fantastic reviews, Comes with BBQ grill
Cons : Nil

Landmann Ball Of Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – Landmann Big Sky Moons and Stars Fire Pit

Price starts at £169.00

Best Overall Fire Pit 2017

Fuel Type : Wood Logs / Charcoal  | Made From : Heavy Steel
Additional :
Weatherproof Cover,

FIRE CAGE! What more can be said about this feature fire pit? A lot, it turns out. The Landmann Ball Of Fire Pit is a great choice for anyone who really loves to watch those flames flicker. With an 86cm wide fire bowl the fire pit is able to burn both wooden logs and charcoal.

There is a cover included to help keep this monster beautiful all year round. Landmann are immensely proud of their fire pits and barbecues and rightly so, this piece of engineering genius would look incredible paired up with these mystical fire sachets. We think it would be a treat for the eyes at any special occasion. An evening or night time wedding would look incredible lit and heated with a few of these bad boys dotted around.

Pros : Fantastic design, Weatherproof Cover
Cons : Nil

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