10 Best Garden & Outdoor Fire Pits and Fire Tables for 2018

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 2018.  With a handy buying guide as well, so you’ll know exactly what it is you’re getting yourself in to.

Update - 21.12.2017Updating pro’s and con’s list for each item!

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.

Features

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 incredibly 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 fuelled fire pits but the choice is yours. If you’re struggling for choice, we recommend tigerbox brand smokeless fuel.

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.

If you’ve got kids, then these mystical fire sachets come highly recommended!

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10 Best Fire Pits for 2018

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 fulfil that dream.


🏆 Landmann Big Sky Moons and Stars Fire Pit

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

Aesthetically Pleasing – Best Seller – Over 25 Sold in December 2017!

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Landmann 28335 Big Sky Moons and Stars Fire Pit

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£99.97 £139.99

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 cutouts adding the perfect nighttime 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 centre 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
  • Incredibly Popular – 25 Sold in December 2017!!!

CONS:
  • Nil!


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Landmann Ball Of Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – Landmann Ball Of Fire Pit

Best Overall Fire Pit 2018

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Landmann Ball of Fire Pit

Usually dispatched within 24 hours & Free shipping
Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£179.00 £199.99

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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FEMOR / RAYGAR Large 3 in 1 Fire Pit with BBQ Grill / Patio Heater & Ice Pit

Available in 1 style – Femor Large 3 in 1 Fire Pit /w Extras

Heat proof steel frame, rust resistant & multi-functional

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RayGar 3 in 1 Square Fire Pit BBQ Ice Pit Patio Heater...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£64.95 £149.99

Fuel Type : Charcoal / Logs | Made From : Steel
Additional :
BBQ Grill, Safety Mesh Lid, Poker, Waterproof Cover & 2 Year Warranty


The FEMOR large 3 in 1 fire pit is a great all-round fire pit. Perfect for cooking, entertaining and providing heat to you and your family or friends. It’s sturdy but not too heavy at 12.5kg.

We’re big fans of this pit as not only does it offer warmth, you can turn it into an ice bucket or a BBQ grill – all at a price that won’t break the bank!

PROS:
  • Sturdy Build
  • Multi-Purpose Fire Pit, Ice Bucket & BBQ Grill
  • 4.4-star Rating out of 49 Reviews

CONS:
  • 10% of users left a 1-star rating


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RoyalFire Square Fibreglass Gas Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – RoyalFire Square Fibreglass Gas Fire Pit

Best Gas Fire Pit 2018



Royal Fire™ Tall Square Gas Outdoor Patio Heater Firepit

£279.00 £299.00
Ended: Nov 21, 14:59 GMT
Condition: New
Last updated: 18th January 2018 2:21 pm

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 tremendous 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 Build that is Weather Resistant
  • Cover Included

CONS:
  • Some Assembly is Required


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AmazonBasics Portable Folding Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – AmazonBasics Portable Folding Fire Pit, 66 cm

No-fuss, tool-free assembly & budget friendly

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AmazonBasics Portable Folding Fire Pit, 66 cm

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

Fuel Type : Charcoal / Logs / Solid Fuels | Made From : Painted Steel
Additional :
Log grate, cooking grate, carrying bag & fire tool included


This compact and portable fire pit from AmazonBasics is easy to assemble and perfectly portable. Constructed from heat-resistant painted steel, it looks a lot more expensive than it actually is.

If you intend to take this fire pit out and about, then the handy carry bag will come in handy. If you’re not a fan of flat-pack assembly then AB has you covered as this fire pit boasts a tool-free assembly!

PROS:
  • Heat-Resistant Build
  • Plenty of Extras Included
  • Lightweight & Portable
  • Works Well as a BBQ

CONS:
  • None at this Price


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Home And Garden Products Large Fire Pit

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

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

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Large Fire Pit Steel Folding Outdoor Garden Patio Heater Grill Camping Bowl...

Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days
Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

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 travelling, 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:
  • Supplied with an Array of Extras
  • Highly Rated
  • Lightweight
  • Good Value for Money

CONS:
  • Prone to Rust Without a Cover


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Alfresco 9kW The Entertainer “Fire ‘n’ Table” Gas Fire Table

Available in 1 style – 9kW LPG

Our Favorite Fire Table – Fantastic for Commercial & Residential Users – Read Full Review

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Alfresco Heaters Fire Table 9KW LPG

Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days
Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

Fuel Type : LPG / Propane
Additional :
Ice Bucket, Aluminium Lid, Vinyl Cover, Copper Vein Power Coat & Lid to prevent rusting


If you’ve got a bit of cash burning a hole in your pocket or you’re looking for a stylish investment for your business, then take a look at this fire table for Alfresco.

This 9kW “Fire ‘n’ Table” offers users a stylish way to enjoy the outdoors but stay warm at the same time.

Alfresco have opted to provide a full vinyl cover to prevent damage and dust when not in use. A powder coated aluminium lid for the internal burner. The ice bucket is also included and the heating system comes with a copper vein powder coat to prevent rusting.

PROS:
  • Radiant & Convective Heat
  • Beautiful & Ornate Design

CONS:
  • It’s oh so Expensive!


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Northwest Sourcing Outdoor Cooking Fire Pit

Available in 1 style – Northwest Sourcing Outdoor Cooking Fire Pit

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

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This Fire Pit or Cooking Grilling BBQ is also great heater for...

Usually dispatched within 6-10 business days
Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

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:
  • Highly Rated
  • Stylish Design

CONS:
  • Frequently Out Of Stock


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Centurion Supports Multi-Functional Outdoor Brazier

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

Best Multi-Function Fire Pit 2018

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Centurion Supports GEDI Multi-Functional Black Square Outdoor Garden & Patio Heater Fire...

Usually dispatched within 24 hours & Free shipping
Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

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 offers 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:
  • Supplied with Plenty of Extras
  • Fantastic Multi-Purpose Pit / Brazier
  • Reasonably Priced

CONS:
  • Steel is Prone to Rusting – But a Waterproof Cover is Included


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VonHaus 2 in 1 Steel Brazier & BBQ Grill

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

Fantastic budget brazier & BBQ

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Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days
Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

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 coordinate with other garden furniture effortlessly. The VonHaus 2 in 1 was designed with tidiness in mind with its ash collecting tray to help minimise the workload 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:
  • Budget Friendly
  • Extras Included
  • Anti-Rust Coating

CONS:
  • None at This Price

Couldn’t Find The Fire Pit For You?

We’ve got a selection of other fire pits for you to choose from below that didn’t quite make the cut but we still like them!

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Traditional Fire Pits (Solid Fuels)

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Fire Bowl Ø 80 cm FS 2416

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£69.95 £79.95

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Kingfisher OUTFIRE Fire Pit BBQ

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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La Hacienda 58106 Camping Firebowl with Grill, Folding Legs and Carry Bag...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£36.09 £85.00

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Gardeco Elidir Cast Iron Fire Bowl

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Kingfisher Fire Pits with Design and Sides Outdoor Garden Furniture

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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AmazonBasics Steel Lattice Fire Pit 60 cm (23.5 Inches)

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Dancook 9000 - Outdoor Firepit

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£124.49 £149.99

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Trueshopping Beacon Star Fire Pit (76cm) and Coffee Table - Fire Bowl,...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Gas Fire Pits

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Slate effect Gas Fire Pit and Fire Bowl

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Costway Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Steel Patio Heater Portable Firepit Garden Fireplace...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Brightstar, Gas Fire Pit Burner, Square, 18kw, LPG Gas

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Pagoda GAS Fire Pit, Real flame LPG Patio Heater, Patio / Camping...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Brightstar Vega, Portable Gas Fire Pit, 18kw LPG

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Foremost Outdoor Gas Square Fire Pit Table

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Happy Cocoon Round Gas Firepit Table

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Ethanol Fireplaces / Fire Pits

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FireFriend DF-6513 Bio-Ethanol fireplace – indoor and outdoor – stylish design

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£121.99 £125.50

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Gel Fireplace Ethanol Fireplace Model 100 cm Tall Column Pedestal Light in 5 Colours – Width...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Bio-Ethanol Fireplace, Tabletop Fireplace AMALTEA

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Adjustable 1 liter stainless steel burner for gel and ethanol fireplaces Color...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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RGE Designs Ethanol Fires MDF/ Glass Free Standing Ethanol Fireplace with Laquer,...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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Bio Fires - Glass Cube II Black Bio Ethanol Burner

Usually dispatched within 3-4 business days
Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

£55.00 £65.00

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Climaq Decorative Fire, Ono, Granite, 10 x 10 x 15.5 cm, 77615

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am
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La Hacienda® Ovalis Bio Ethanol Burner Fire Stylish Fireplace with Glass -...

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Last updated: 23rd January 2018 9:30 am

3 Comments
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    Jan 13th November 2017 at 12:09 am

    Just wanted to say thank you. I ordered the moon and stars fire pit with the mystical fire sachets you recommended and the kids absolutely adore it.

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    Richard & Tiff 19th November 2017 at 4:55 pm

    We’ve just bought the Moon & Stars fire pit as well via the price tracker. Everyone loves it and it came really quickly.

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    Screwball_85 28th November 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Another one for the stars fire pit here. Arrived today — didnt expect it to be so big either!

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