A Day of Shooting with Purdey at Englefield Estate – Friday 22nd March 2024
We aim to deliver our Members a wide range of events, both inside and out of the Club, wine-focused and experiential, each designed to appeal to our Members’ eclectic tastes and interests. We are therefore delighted to announce a day of simulated shooting for our Members with Purdey at the Englefield Estate, where we will enjoy a scenic breakfast, four shooting drives and a Champagne reception, all followed by a delicious traditional shoot lunch with paired wines chosen by our 67 Sommelier team.
The Royal Berkshire Shooting School, now Purdey at the Royal Berkshire, has pioneered both the concept and sport of Simulated Game Shooting. Through their imaginative shaping of each estate’s topography combined with the use of manual traps, our friends at Purdey bring you shooting that’s both realistic and exhilarating whilst accommodating all levels of experience.
Extending over 15,000 acres and set in the heart of Berkshire, Englefield Estate combines first-class shooting with a magnificent setting and the rare opportunity to shoot within an hour of London. The house, which was built in 1558 lies at the heart of the estate.
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With the festive season now approaching, we are sure that the trip would make a perfect gift for the clayshooting enthusiast in your life, and as such Members are welcome to gift this event or invite a guest to accompany them, simply let us know during your enquiry.
Friday 22nd March 2024
Members arrive at Englefield Estate and are welcomed for a breakfast of coffee, tea and bacon rolls in the stunning reception rooms that overlook the 400-acre deer park and lake.
Safety briefing for all Members followed by the draw of pegs.
Depart for the first of four drives. Each drive has eight pegs, with two guns to a peg. Each drive is split so that one Member loads for one half and then swaps and shoots for the second half. You will aim at replicas of driven partridge, pheasant and grouse. Each drive consists of approximately 1,000 “birds” with guns firing up to 100 shots.
After the second drive, ‘Elevenses’ is served in the field. After elevenses, Members will shoot a further two drives. The third drive is a friendly competition where you battle it out for the title of Top Gun with the fourth and final drive being the ‘grand finale’. Each gun can expect to shoot between 250 and 750 cartridges.
Members enjoy a champagne reception in the field after the last drive of the day, before returning to the house for a traditional shoot lunch.
£675 per person
Members are welcome to bring their own guns and cartridges but can be provided at an extra cost to the ticket price above. Members supplying their own cartridges for use during the event must be fibre wad. Members who have had less than six professional lessons, or have shot for less than two years, will require an instructor at an additional cost to the ticket above.