Tailor your experience

Set in the stunning Dedham Vale AONB, our simulated game days are tailored for groups of 8-10 guns. You’ll enjoy a mix of five drives over the course of the day. You can expect to shoot over hedges, grassland, water and in woodland. We use the natural elevations on the estate to create challenging and varied sport for all regardless of your experience. Our aim for the day is simple – if you are happy, we are happy. All food (homemade and local produce) and drink for the day are included and if you opt for the Constable day we are happy to tailor the experience  to meet your needs.

Two sample itineraries are provided below. To enquire or book your day please email or call us.

Constable day

 

Pricing depends on your food and wine choices and lunchtime preference. We are happy to host lunch on the Estate or book a local restaurant or pub. 

08:30 – Sausage and bacon butties, tea, coffee and a glass of fizz.

08:45 – Safety Briefing – draw pegs, stock up on cartridges.

09:00 – Board the gun bus for the first three drives – refreshments on board.

11:00 – Break for refreshments – after 2nd drive. 

12:30 – Lunch at The Talbooth – We’ll drop you at the door and you’ll enjoy award-winning food, stunning wines and exceptional service in your private dining room or on the terrace by the river. When you are finished we’ll pick you up.

14:00 – Board the gun bus for the final two drives – refreshments are still on board and we’ll throw in a few surprises during the drives. 

15:45 – Return to the Old Yard – tea, coffee and other refreshments plus a cheese platter, cakes and nibbles for those who fancy it.

16:15 – Stay for a natter and depart at your leisure.

Estate day

£1,800 for up to 10 guns

Please advise us in advance if you have any dietary requirements and/or allergies. Non-shooting guests are also welcome  (£50 supplement per guest). 

08:30 – Sausage and bacon butties, tea and coffee.

08:45 – Safety Briefing – draw pegs, stock up on cartridges and receive your LHE cap.

09:00 – Board the gun bus for the first three drives – refreshments are on board.

11:00 – Break for elevenses – after 2nd drive.

12:30 – Lunch back at the Old Yard – think jacket potatoes and a delicious chicken and/or game casserole washed down with a craft ale or glass of wine.

14:00 – Board the gun bus for the final two drives – refreshments are still on board, just in case.

15:45 – Return to the Old Yard – tea, coffee and other refreshments plus a cheese platter, cakes and nibbles for those who fancy it.

16:00 – Depart at your leisure.

Additional information

Safety

Safety – Please bring your gun license. If you or your guests do not have a licence, then each non-licence holder must be supervised by a licence holder. If you do not have sufficient licence holders to supervise those without licences, then you will need to hire a supervisor/instructor for the day. This must be done ahead of time.

Fees

We charge a flat rate for the day regardless of the number of guns attending up to a maximum of 10 guns. If you would like to bring just six or eight guns we are happy to accommodate you, but the full daily rate will still apply. All simulated shoot day fees are subject to VAT. If you opt to tailor your Estate Day or choose a Constable Day then you will be charged in addition for the elements you opt to tailor (eg adding Champagne, fine wine, a three-course lunch at the Hall or a nearby restaurant).

Guests

Non-shooting guests are welcome to join you on your Estate Day for a charge of £50 (catering included). Non shooting guests attending your Constable Day will be charged £50 per day plus an additional fee for lunch. Please remember all fees are subject to VAT.

Cartridges

All guns must use fibre wad cartridges and we recommend a maximum load of 24g. We sell 12 and 20 bore cartridges so if you run short on the day you can stock up with us. We only carry a limited stock so it pays to stock up beforehand or let us know ahead of time if you think you’ll need to purchase larger quantities on the day.

Equipment

We are happy to loan you safety glasses for the day and we will also have ear plugs if you forget your ear defenders. You will need a hat and a pair of wellies and/or sturdy walking boots. If you need an instructor or supervisor for the day we must know in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements (We do not guarantee availability) A supplementary charge will apply.

Season

We host our simulated shoot days throughout the year, typically on Fridays with the exception of high summer (July and August) when we do not shoot. We do not offer the option to shoot on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays.