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Hey ya’ll, it’s been a while…

27 Apr

We’ve had a crazy start to year with plenty going on. The restaurant has been very busy and we’re finally bedding into the wonderful space (if you’d like to visit us, please book a table at our Hang Fire Southern Kitchen website here).

Our primary charity partner this year is Action Against Hunger – of which we’ll be holding special fundraising events throughout the year, see events here. We’re also supporting a number of local charities, including Barry Town’s documentary about their recent promotion and the amazing U11 girls team (future starlets right there) to name just a few.  We think it’s important to give back to a community that has supported us, and equally to others in need further afield – otherwise, what’s it all about, right?

Our cookbook has been flying off the shelves, especially with BBQ season coming up. You can grab yourself a copy online here, or if you want the free hug and signed copy, pop along to the restaurant and we’ll be happy to oblige! Here’s a few recipes from Wales Online to give you a flavour of the book (pun intended!)

16464381_1667177279975356_8723567023331737600_n‘BBQ in Wales’ – We were recently featured in the Observer Food Monthly Top 50 list as one of the best places to visit in the world – shaaaamazing! It’s great that Welsh eateries are on the map and we’re super proud to champion that worthy cause.

Tim Hayward, author, columnist, critic and broadcaster popped to our restaurant to review us and had this to say about Barry and us. Well worth a read.

We were invited to give TEDx Talk, in April, which is a particular BBQ career highlight for us. If you’re not familiar with TEDx Talks, it’s a non-profit media organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. We’ll post a link when our video has been uploaded, meanwhile here’s a still of us looking nervous in front of a huge sell-out crowd at Cardiff’s Tramshed. This how got to where we are: TEDx Talk Hang Fire


We’ll keep you posted on what we’ve got coming up for the rest of the year on our FIND US HERE page of this blog site for our upcoming festival appearance, stuff at the restaurant and street food stalls. We’ll check back with ya’ll soon!

#BBQLove as always
Sam & Shauna

New Years Eve @ Hang Fire!

5 Dec


Howdy partners!

We’d love to celebrate our first New Years Eve at The Pumphouse with you.
A few details about the night:
– Your ticket gets you a glass of fizz, a 2 course meal (main meal and dessert) and an awesome Funk/Disco Band to help us all celebrate the New Year and dance the night away.
– We’ll be serving up Cherrywood Smoked Chicken with Fries, Salad and Slaw’ (GF)  OR 12 Hour Smoked Brisket & Burnt Ends on Texas Toast, fries, pickles and slaw’.
– For dessert there’ll be Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownies & Ice Cream (GF)  OR Key Lime Pie.
– A vegetarian option available upon request.
– Tickets are £50 and arrival times are at 7pm, 7.30pm or 8pm. Unfortunately given the high demand, tickets are non-refundable. Payment will be taken over the telephone. Strictly over 18’s only. Last orders at the bar 1230am and the restaurant closes at 1am.
Tickets selling fast! Dont miss out folks.  If you would like to purchase a ticket, just drop us an email:
Lots of BBQ Love,
Sam, Shauna & the Hang Fire Team

Party season!

15 Aug

Hey y’all,

It’s all happening Hang Fire stylie. Hope you’re having a great summer. We’ve been out and about doing book signings and demos, as well as feeding over 16,000 meat-lovers in our beloved Barry. 

We’ve been swapping books with Dawn French at Port Eliot Festival and learning the way of Spit Beef with DJ BBQ at The Big Grill in Dublin. Exciting times for all things outdoor cooking. 

We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the Summer Special of Countryfile. Catch us smoking up a storm on Jacksons Bay:

This week we’ll see you in the Park people, Sophia Gardens to be precise. The Street Food Circus rolls into town. We will be there on Friday & Saturday’s, apart from the 16th/17th September. 


The Hang Fire Southern Kitchen will be CLOSED on the 16/17/18 September. That weekend our lovely team will be smoking up a storm at Abergavenny Food Festival, then we head off to hang out with Cerys Matthews at The Good Life Experience in north Wales. 

Hope to meat you during this glorious festival season. 

Lots of #BBQLove

Sam, Shauna & The Hang Fire team. 

For all restaurant booking enquiries, opening hours & general info visit the Hang Fire Southern Kitchen

Hang Fire Faithful, we need your vote!

20 Jun

Well Howdy….. 

It’s about time we said a huge thanks to each and everyone of you meat-lovers who’ve supported us through the first few months at the Hang Fire Southern Kitchen in our beloved Barry. We have fed over 6,000 of you since opening and the response has been overwhelming. Couldn’t have done it with the support of the Hang Fire Faithful. 

The Hang Fire Cookbook is officially launched and in good old fashioned Hang Fire style we had a massive party. It’s been an honour and privilege to be signing your books and administering the free hug which comes with every single copy. We are inspired by the number of people buying smokers and giving Slow & Low a go!

And finally – we need your help! We would be absolutely thrilled if you voted for us in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. We’d love to represent Wales in the New Cook Book category. The closing deadline is 1st July, so please get to voting people! Link is here…

We will still be doing festivals and events this year, so keep you eyes peeled. Who knows where we might see each other again!

Thanks y’all for supporting our little business. 

Shauna & Sam
For all restaurant bookings, please get in touch through the website

Opening Hours at the Hang Fire Southern Kitchen

10 Mar

Hey y’all! Need to book a table? Wanna know when we open? All the info you need is right here on our website:

Hang Fire Southern Kitchen


Wed: 5pm – 9pm

Thurs: 5pm – 9pm 

Fri: LUNCH 12 noon – 2pm 

Fri: DINNER 5pm – 9pm

Sat: LUNCH 12 noon – 2pm 

Sat: DINNER 5pm – 9pm

Sun: 12 noon – 3.30pm 

Mon: Closed 

Tues: Closed
Come find us!  


Observer Food Monthly

18 Oct

We are very proud to announce we made the runners up list for the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Proud to be representing Wales, and proud to be amongst some amazing purveyors of fine foods. Read all about it:


Halloween is coming…. 

14 Oct

Halloween Hat Trick; Us, Pipes & @triplesodaco for all gluttons, ghouls & good time ghosties. 31st October. 12pm-10pm at Pipes Brewery, Pontcanna. See you there!

For more details:

The Hang Fire BBQ Cook Book is a-comin’

23 Sep

Great news fellow barbecue fanatics, we’ve recently secured a publishing deal with Quadrille, a major, international publisher. We’ve completed the first draft already and will be finalising the photoshoots and last edits soon. We’re looking at a release in May 2016.
In our book, we’ll show you how we built our trailer smoker, tips on converting any grill into a home smoker, take you though our road trip where we went coast-to-coast and, of course, tons of recipes to try at home. We hope you’ll enjoy this book, we’ll be releasing sneak previews and tasters from the book early next year. We’ll keep you posted as to when and where you can buy a copy.

Here’s what our press office had to say about it:

Hot out the smoker, Hang Fire Smokehouse announce cook book deal
They have been crowned ‘Best Street Food’ by the BBC, were the first to bring slow and low BBQ to Wales, launched Wales’ first craft soda, fed international celebrities and served thousands of plates of American style barbecue at events up and down the country, but things just got bigger for Hang Fire Smokehouse, as they announce a brand new cook book for 2016.

The book will tell the story of their journey across America, including pictures and tales of their adventures, how do build your own smoker, detailed knowledge about grilling and smoking and will contain over 100 the recipes. The book is due for release in spring of next year.

Shauna Guinn, of Hang Fire said: “We were approached by publishers, Quadrille back in May following our win at the BBCR4 Food Awards and have been working on the book ever since. We are so pleased to finally be able to share our news – it’s been hard to keep it quiet!”

“The book is going to be jammed pack with everything you need to know about smoking at home. We can’t wait to share what we’ve learnt with everyone.”

The announcement was made over the weekend during their sell out  ‘Alchemy of BBQ’ Masterclass at Abergavenny Food Festival. Tickets for their masterclass were the first to go and sold out in just 24hrs.

Partner, Samantha Evans added: “The food festival seemed like the perfect place to make the announcement. We delivered our masterclass to an audience made up of people who were really keen to dive into the world of slow and low and folks that have supported us from the beginning. It seemed right for those to be the first people to know.”

Sarah Lavelle, the publisher from Quadrille working with the girls, said: “We were fascinated by Sam and Shauna’s American adventure. They are infectiously passionate about what they do and hugely knowledgeable about their craft, so we are delighted to help them pass on their stories and recipes to fans, old and soon to be new.”

Yn Gymraeg yma, gan ffrind o Hang Fire @L0mbard0


A smokin’ Summer ahead…

14 Jul

We’ve been busy little smokers since Street Food Circus had it’s grand finale on 30th June.It was an amazing 2 months seeing literally thousands of hungry folks passing through the circus every night. Felt like a mini festival every weekend. Thank you to everyone that came down and supported us by eating our ‘cue, making us laugh, bought us some beers and had a dance with us!

Elton John glasses at SFC

You may have been forced into wearing our Elton John glasses at SFC, if you hung around our BBQ shack long enough!

Amazing traders at SFC

Amazing traders at SFC

Not one to rest on our expanding laurels, we’ve been well and truly humbled at Kate Humble’s Dig Day Out Festival on 4th July. It was a glorious day with beautiful sunshine. There were loads of outdoor cooking demos, music by The Noses and local legends, The Brwmys and Gareth Malone popped by and got us all in full voice!


Hang Fire friend, Pedro, feeling a ‘little Humble’


A man cannot sing on an empty stomach. Gareth Malone tucking into one of our Pretzel Reuben

We were honoured to be selected as judges at a round of ‘King of the Grill ‘at the UK’s biggest BBQ competition, Grillstock, in Bristol 11-12 July. What an awesome event if you’re a fan of outdoor cooking and great music. The competition teams work their socks off all year round to compete to the prize of Grand Champion and the opportunity to compete at the KCBS American Royal, the worlds biggest BBQ competition, Kansas, in October. The winning team are the unstoppable, the mighty Bunch of Swines. They make some of the best BBQ we’ve tasted, top people and are deserved champions.

Us judging the burger round at Grillstock. 22 bites of delicious burger in an hour...

Us judging the burger round at Grillstock. 22 bites of delicious burger in an hour…

Us and the infallible DJ BBQ at Grillstock

Us and the infallible DJ BBQ at Grillstock

Everyone's favourite Doctor, Dr.BBQ himself, the legend that is Ray Lampe

Everyone’s favourite Doctor, Dr.BBQ himself, the legend that is Ray Lampe

NEWS FLASH – Cardiff’s first Craft Soda….

This weekend, we have the annual PIPES Micro Beer Fest at the Printhaus Workshops in Canton. We’ll be launching our new project with Simon from Pipes Brewery to form the ‘Triple Soda Co‘, producing a range of craft sodas made with all natural ingredients. Our opening offering is a zingy Lemon and Ginger Mash soda, which will be available for this weekend’s festival goers to get a first taste. People can enjoy it straight from the soda fountain, or renowned mixologist, Ericka Duffy, will be using it to create some innovative cocktails. Details on when and where it’ll be stocked will be available on our website soon.



20 May

Hey ya’ll! If you haven’t been down to the awesome Street Food Circus yet, or fancy coming down again to get your fill of Wales’ best street food, here’s the dates when we’re there…

FRI/SAT 23-24 May

FRI/SAT 29-30 May

FRI/SAT 12-13 June

FRI/SAT 19-20 June

FRI-SUN 26-28 June

Please note that we’re not there every Sunday or the first weekend of June.