BBQ Anyone?

In the mood for a BBQ this summer? Your local shops can help you out with food, drinks and what to wear.


Head over to, select your location and let the search begin! On ShopAppy you can filter your search by meat and poultry, clothing and accessories, flowers and gifts etc! Once you have your bag full of local goods, just select your click and collect and go get all your products from one collection point – you will be guaranteed great produce, great products and a warm feeling of happiness that you supported local businesses too…

What do you cook on the grill? 


In Swaffham, we’re taking a fancy to Impson Butchers. Their unsmoked streaky bacon (£4.25), jumbo Swaffham sizzler sausages (£3.50) and rolled sirloin roasting joint (£23) would be the ideal mix! We’d recommend you combine your shopping with a honey and mustard glaze of your choice to tantalise the Summer taste buds.


Tony Perkins Butchers in Attleborough make it even easier with their own prepared BBQ pack. Perfect value for your money as you get 4 Chinese chicken thighs, 6 pork and apple burgers, 4 BBQ chicken wings, 6 sausages, 4 BBQ chicken drumsticks, 6 beefburgers for only £20!!  There is also a Tony Perkins Butchers in Dereham too so have a look!


Did someone say glaze? Head down to Grimsby Freeman Street Market, a recently launched ShopAppy location! Hutson brothers are to help you create a range of glazes and dressings with their jar of locally sourced blossom, soft set and borage honey! And you might want to check out C Snow Butchers utterly bumper weekender BBQ pack too 

All the best burgers need the best baps – so our top picks – Wellbread Bakers in Swaffham, The Bakery in Attleborough and Krusty Loaf in Barnsley.



Fresh salads, fruits and vegetables to add colour to your BBQ set-up – we recommend trying a seasonal box of fruits and vegetables from Arthur Organics in Dereham, Dave & Dave Fruit and Veg in Barnsley, Hutson Bros in Grimsby, Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton and many more – you can find far more than just five a day when you shop local… and the food tastes great too. 



Drinks – Alcoholic or not, your local shops have got you covered!

Taylor’s of Tickhill is a well-established deli that serves a multitude of wines, spirits and soft drinks. Providing the selection cases of avarengo, bonamico and colorino ranging from £36 to £72. For each pack, you can specify what you want, when you want it and how to get it delivered! Have a browse… and if you are going to need a regular box, why not enquire about their subscription boxes!

Deli 28 in Tickhill is a fun and friendly unique shop that sells pasta, sauces, pickles, chutneys and all kinds of bread! Their Sibling Strawberry and Blackpepper Gin is our favourite! Not only the perfect, refreshing drink for the sun but it comes in a beautiful bottle too! A snip at £25.50. 

For the extra bits, the sauces, drinks, soft drinks, snacks and nibbles, have a browse of the One Stop Shop in Attleborough.


Let’s talks about fashion 

 What are your statement accessories for a BBQ? Are you hosting one, or are you attending one?  Do you have a BBQ shirt? A long dress and a nice pair of ballet pumps? Here are our top outfit choices for this year’s summer of fun.

Check out this lovely Floral Vienna top by Thought! An absolutely stunning piece this summer by From the Source!


We’re also loving this organic cotton plaid shirt. A lovely staple piece that everybody needs to have in their wardrobe! Both available priced £49.90.

Shop designer labels in Stevenage from your local! Purchase brands such as this Hugo Boss Rimex Jumper for £109 and a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Sweatshirt for £159! Available at Maysons

Purchase yourself some trendy trainers for the evening at Outfit 78 in Chippenham! As well as comfy clothing and accessory items, these Crepstars Indoor trainers with a memory foam insoles and breathable mesh, create a lightweight trainer! Avaliable in grey, black and white!  For only £25 these trainers are perfect for a kick about around the BBQ in the lovely weather.

Cadeaux in Morley presents some classy, Katie Loxton Suki Mini Bucket Bags, available in Black, Blush Pink, White and Navy. Pulling together any outfit, these gorgeous bags are any women’s dream!  Priced at £42.99 each they can be worn as a cross-body or held by the stunning golden hoop!

Brian Thompson Bags in Skipton has a lovely range of fantastic bags for this summer. Our staples for a BBQ night are these bright cross-body button bags, for only £12! They come in blue, yellow, orange, grey and black!

Paprika in Chippenham is a lovely little gift shop selling beautiful products! One item we have our eye on is their brakeburn jute beach bag, complete with a pompom trim! 

Not only will this give make you feel summery instantly, but this can most definitely be re-used when on holiday by the beach! A much worthy purchase for £34.99. 

Gifts to bring to the BBQ

What’s your go-to gift? Ours is a potted plant, decorations for the house (or the garden!), candles, drinks and maybe some card games! Blush Gifts & Home in Stevenage have wonderful quirky gifts and these are our favourites gift ideas:

‘Nobody gets out sober’ road sign. A 133cm long road sign that would be the pièce de résistance to a summer house, shed of boozy spot. £37. 

Candles galore! These bomb cosmetic candles take your senses on holiday, we feel like we’ve been on a  two week holiday in the sun when having a quick smell of these! For just £7.50 each why not buy yourself one as well as the host of the BBQ?! 

In Great Yarmouth? Stop by Jack’s Flower Stall (Stall 30) to purchase some beautiful flowers! Get your hands on lovely fresh red roses for only £1 each (or opt for a bunch for £25!). Bouquets and potted plants range from £2.50 – £25! An absolute must this summer!

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