Welcome to Great Northern Larder
You, like us, believe in cooking over flames. You have that primal urge to set a tree alight before placing a dead animal on it. You are a hardcore carnivore and a twisted fire starter. You worship the gods of pork and beef, you pray to the saints of cherry and oak.
You are in the right place. Here you will find a curated selection of the best BBQ sauces, rubs, and accessories outside of Texas.
We don't sell pellets, we don't sell fake smoke boxes, we don't sell aprons with hilarious cartoon torsos on them. Real bbqers wear t-shirts and cook over wood. End of.
So if you are looking for the best charcoal in Europe, the best sauces and rubs on the planet, and some of the most premium cast iron and other BBQ accessories available online then you are welcome.
Take your time - we believe in low 'n' slow around here. Panic selling is not our style. If it goes out of stock we will get more soon. Relax, have a beer, eat some beef.
The Pitmaster's Secret
Our BBQ sauces and dry rubs create emotion. Our customers say they are a game changer, little bottles of wonder. They ask us where have we been been all their life. They start cooking food to go with the sauce instead of choosing sauce to go with the food.
We have customers who have practically dedicated their Instagram feeds to pictures of meals made with our sauces and rubs. There are at least two restaurants that have built their menu around our sauces.
Why? It's because we create every bottle for you. We make an effort to make you fall in love with it. We want you to be excited. We want you to have a long and happy affair with Great Northern Larder.
Who Makes Our Sauce?
We get asked this question a lot. People think we reverse a van up to a factory door and load up with a months supply of sauce that was made for us by some faceless enterprise.
Some days we wish that was true as it would make our life very easy. But we are very proud of the fact that we make every single bottle of sauce on a hob, in an old fashioned saucepan, using absolutely no machinery or automation.
Each batch we make is 25 litres at most and we use Irish Apple Cider Vinegar, Irish Sea Salt, and mostly Irish fruit and veg. We have even managed to make a couple of batches of our Fury chilli sauce from 100% Irish ingredients - yes, even the chillies!
This all means that you can trust that when you buy our sauce you are getting the absolute best sauce we can possible make. There is no better vinegar we can use, there is no better sea salt, and there are no better chillies.
Shop for Sauces and Dry Rubs
It's what we do. Tangy brown sauce, fruity ketchup, sweet chilli like you have never tasted, our famous and very addictive Scotch BBQ, and of course our beautiful fiery Chilli and Garlic Chilli. Get them onto the flames
Premium Irish Sauces
Always made in small batches with 100% Irish Apple Cider Vinegar, Irish Sea Salt, and the freshest fruits and vegetables.
We source the highest quality spices and we blend them into really tasty rubs for meat, fish, and veg. Sold in big beefy American style shakers.
Stout BBQ Sauce
Made with a rather famous Irish stout, this one is full bodied with lots of deep flavours. An absolutely fantastic sauce with beef or cheese.
Shop for Outdoor Cookware
We stock the best quality cast iron cookware from The Windmill. No BBQ is complete without smoked pit beans, mac and cheese, grilled onions, or any of the other beautiful sides you can create on cast iron. We also have hand crafted knives from Pallares in Spain.
Shop for Premium BBQ Charcoal and Wood
At Great Northern Larder we are passionate about cooking over wood. For us that means smoking with real chunks of hardwood, or grilling over charcoal made from the best quality ethically sourced hardwoods.
Caribbean Marabu Charcoal
A long burning and very clean charcoal from former sugar plantations in Cuba. A very sustainable source of charcoal.
Globaltic Birch Charcoal
Sourced from Eastern Europe, birch is one of the best materials for producing charcoal. It gives low ash content with no unwanted flavours.
Great Northern Larder is the brainchild of Laura McMenamy and Ruairi Browne. By now you know our business is all about fresh local Irish ingredients, gently cooked into beautiful sauces. But who are we?