EVENTS

All of our events are over for this year now, but we will be at all the major agricultural shows and garden festivals in the South West of England during 2018. More details here nearer the time.

VISIT US

If you would like to visit at a time to suit you - just call 01984 624040 to make sure we are here before you travel and we can light the fire and get the kettle on for your arrival. You can browse at your leisure with no hard sell.

OPEN DAYS.

Our next open days will be held from February 2018 onwards. (dates to come in the New Year) We always light the fire and serve refreshments whilst you take a look around the four sizes of lodge on display here at our show site.

About us

Graham Tout
Sue Tout
Hello. We are Graham and Sue Tout.  We started Barbecue Lodges in 2007 after being enchanted by the lodges during a trip to Lapland. Having farmed sheep and free-range eggs for many years, we wanted a change and thought these tradititional Scandinavian buildings were wonderful.

There is no question that in the Sámi culture there are few things as important as the reindeer; they are an ancient and precious source of food, clothing, shelter - and inspiration. For centuries the reindeer and the Sámi have sustained one another. By the mid-1700s reindeer herding was practised widely in the north of Finland and it continues in much the same region today. The Finnish ‘Kota’, which originated there, were widely used by the reindeer herders as they moved across the tundra. They are still used as emergency shelters and also serve a more commercial purpose for tourists in the ski resorts and in Lapland.

We are a small team here at Barbecue Lodges. So if you meet us at one of the many shows we exhibit at in the West Country or give us a call, you will speak to either Graham or Sue. We have a wide knowledge of the way the lodges are built and how they work. We can answer questions about any stage in the process, from how to build the best base for your lodge to how to hang curtains inside.

Graham fits all the lodges in the South West himself, so has many hundred lodge installations under his belt, from the flattest sites (such as old tennis courts) to the most challenging locations, including in the middle of a lake and on the side of a woodland slope! We always strive to give the best in customer service, from first meeting you, through taking your order, to delivery and fitting of your lodge.

We have all four sizes fully installed and available to view adjoining our garden at Wood Farm, so we are spoilt for choice when we or our teenagers have a party!