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Native to the Britons since the Victorian era, shooting has always enjoyed a strong following in the UK and the unmatched countryside of the South West naturally provides the perfect environment to experience the sport at its best.

We have access to the most reputable shooting schools in the country, where you can enjoy the thrill of game shooting or refine your skills with a choice of clay shoots or simulator days, whilst enjoying traditional Cotswold grandeur or Dorset country chic and hospitality.


  • We can arrange your own tailored tuition to suit your needs and capabilities
  • Experience countryside luxury in beautiful shooting lodges and private cottages
  • Immerse yourself in one of Britain’s oldest and most loved pastimes

Shooting Experiences

lion inn cotswolds inn

The Lion Inn

A welcoming yet stylish take on the cotswold-pub-with-rooms formula, The Lion Inn is a Cotswolds inn that packs some pampering...

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The Anchor Inn

Flavoursome British fare awaits at this super-stylish traditional inn secreted away in the depths of Hampshire.

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Crab & Boar

The Crab and Boar only opened in April this year but is already a firm Berkshire inn favourite. Newly renovated...

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The Seagrave Arms Cotswold Inn

The Seagrave Arms

Get ready for some classic English comfort – sat snug within the Gloucestershire countryside for over 400 years now, The...

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Shooting Splendour in the South Downs

Shooting Splendour in the South Downs

The glorious rolling green and brooding forests of the South Downs make it a truly magical location for a...

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The Cranborne Chase

The Cranborne Chase

If a day of wellington boots, flat caps and being surrounded by fresh, green pastures sound like your cup...

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A Cotswold Shoot

The dramatic beauty of the Cotswold countryside with its honey-coloured stone cottages huddled within plush rolling hills and winding...

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King's Arms Cotswold inn

The King’s Arms

When it comes to a quintessentially English countryside setting, the rural splendour of the Cotswolds is the classic choice...

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museum inn dorset inn

Museum Inn

Built by the father of modern archaeology himself, General Pitt-Rivers, this wonderful 17th century Dorset inn is the archetypal...

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