King of the Grill

The heart and soul of the festival is ‘King of the Grill’, a huge two-day US style low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition with 22 teams battling it out over the smoky coals to be crowned ‘Grand Champion’.

Dozens of competition BBQ teams from across the world will light their coals and compete to become King of the Grill in a smouldering US style low 'n' slow BBQ competition. There are seven rounds in total, with the best of the best showcasing their skills, hoping to tickle the tastebuds of the judges with their chicken, ribs, brisket and pulled pork.  Be in the right place at the right time to sample a taste of smoky heaven.

2015 Judges:

Adam Johnson (@Adaam_Johnson) - Development chef at Le Manoir, Raymond Blanc's right hand man


Andy Williams (@TheBBQBedouin) - One of the original Grillstock Judges, BBQ veteran & KCBS judge


Ben Merrington (@benmerrington) - Grillstock founder, meat extraordinaire


Chris Pople (@chrispople) - Food Blogger and journalist behind cheesenbiscuits


Colleen Martin - (@meatmefordinner) KCBS Master judge


Dan Mayo Evans (@thebeefyboys) - One of the Beefy Boys, creator of Grillstock best burger 2014


Dan Vaux Nobes (@EssexEating) - Food blogger behind Essex Eating, Pitmaster & Grillstock St. Nicks


Emily Knight (@BristolBites) - Blogger behind Bristol Bites


Gizzi Erskine (@GizziErskine) - TV chef & food journalist


Helen Graves (@FoodStories) - Cookbook author, food writer behind helengraves.co.uk


Henry Herbert (@henry_herbert) - Butcher - 1/2 of the baker brothers


Ian McKend (@MacsBBQ)  Founder of Pro Q smokers and Macs BBQ


Jackie Weight (@MadCowsBBQ) Only Brit to have won the 'Jack' Daniel's BBQ competition


Jon Finch (@Grillstock_Jon) - Grillstock founder, the smoking god


Josh Eggleton (@josh_eggleton) -  Chef/ Co Owner @ThePonyandTrap Chew Magna & Co-founder of @eatdrinkbristol


Kirsty Grieve - 3 Star (Supreme Champion) Judge at Great Taste awards


Laura Rowe (@lauraroweeats) - Food writer & Editor of Crumbs magazine


Marcus Bawdon (@devonwoodsmoke) -  King of Meatopia and the man behind CountryWoodsmoke


Mike Phillips (@GrillstockMike) - Manager & Pitmaster at Grillstock Bath, Meat lover


Pete Griffiths (@GrillstockPete) - Integral part of the Grillstock gang, Whisky Pete


Rufus Carter (@RufusCarter) - Mad man behind Bacon Jam. Pâté punk.


Samantha Evans (@hangfirebbq) - 1/2 Hangfire Smokehouse with Shauna Guinn


Scott Collins (@thepubgeek)  MEATLiquor founder


Shauna Guinn (@hangfirebbq) - The other half of Hangfire Smokehouse with Samantha Evans


Texas Joe (@TexasJoes) - Founder of Texas Joe's beef jerky, a real country boy & BBQ cook from Texas


Tom Herbert (@Tom_Herbert_ Baker) - The second 1/2 of the baker brothers


Yianni Papoutsis (@themeatdaddy) - MEATLiquor founder

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