Coal Over Alderley

At Cheshire Fuels we sell a number of different types of coal to clients in Over Alderley. It really depends on your requirements which coal you go for but below is a quick overview:

  1. House Coal – Ideal for fires
  2. Smokeless Coal – a must if you live in a smoke free area
  3. Catering Coal – ideal for BBQ’s and home cooking
  4. Restaurant Grade Catering Coal – Larger bag so better for restaurants and catering companies.


The coal you go for depends on your needs as we have very briefly explained but a little more on that to come in case you are still unsure.

What’s the difference between House coal and smokeless coal?

To be classed as smokeless coal it has to meet the requirement of giving off less than 5 grams of smoke per hour while being burnt. This roughly equates to 80% less smoke when compared to normal coal and also around 25% less carbon dioxide is given off.

Why Choose Catering Coal?

Our catering coal is more pure than some other types of coal and doesn’t have any additives. What this means is a cleaner burn that I safe to cook food on. Not only will your BBQ cook nicer food it will also cook it more evenly due to a more stable output than with some other coal types. The more even the temperature the more predictable the cooking meaning you are able to more accurately time your cooking which is always a bonus.

Our restaurant grade catering coal contains lower levels of water within so doesn’t spit as much but also more importantly doesn’t produce as much smoke.

Household coal vs catering coal, what’s the difference?

Usually household coal has additives added to the coal itself in order to make it light easily and burn brightly. The problem with this when used for catering is that it can sometimes leave a chemical taste on the food that you have cooked. Having a chemical flavour is clearly not good and is the main reason to opt for catering coal.

Are you a restaurant owner in Over Alderley looking to buy catering coal?

If you are a restaurant owner in Over Alderley and want to benefit from the best possible way of cooking on coal the catering coal is a no brainer! If you order regularly then we recommend opening an account with us which you can do at checkout. This means when you login you can view previous orders and re-orders are easy.

Why is catering coal more expensive than standard coal?

Finding and sorting the coal into more pure, quality piles takes time. This extra level of care to ensure that our coal is of the highest grade means it does cost slightly more than standard household coal.


Local Business – Local Clients in Over Alderley

We are a local coal supply company who serve customers throughout Over Alderley. Our service is second to none and we will not be beaten on price. Areas we have recently worked in include the following:

Altrincham, Alderley Edge, Appleton, Adlington, Broadheath, Bredbury, Brooklands, Bramhall, Bowdon, Birchwood, Burnage, Cheadle, Cheshire, EcclesFailsworth, Great Sankey, Grapenhall, Hale, Handforth, High Legh, Irlam, Knutsford, Lymm, Macclesfield, Manchester, Marple, Northwich, Pendlebury, Prestbury, Prestwich, Poynton, Sale, Stockport, Stretford, Styal, Swinton, Timperley, Urmston, Warrington, Wilmslow, Worsley, Mottram St. Andrews, Over Alderley, Nether Alderley, Mere, Morley Green and Monks Heath.

Buy Coal Regularly?

If you want to buy coal from us or plan on buying regularly you can open an account with us or simply order and pay online.


Excellent, prompt service and fantastic wood. Burns well, lights easily, nice and hot. Highly recommended.


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Good quality smokeless coal that burns as hot as my seasoned wood i made and indeed low ash compared the the stuff from Home bargains

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James Addis / Google

Best kiln dried logs we have had in a long time! Not the slightest bit damp!! The coal is amazing and a relatively good price!!!


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Katie Rigby / Google

Grand lad. Decent prices

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Johnny Brown / Google

Excellent service and quick delivery, literally got delivered within 1 hour of contacting them,Thank you very much.

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David Woodcock / Google

Great local place good price and friendly service will use them again


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