Ugbrooke is set in a serene Devon valley within Capability Brown parkland. The chain of lakes, woodland, copses and undulating hills provide pheasant (and duck) shooting of the most testing standard. Although unusual to offer duck on the same drive as pheasant, the gamekeeper of 46 years, Alan Easterbrook, takes great pride in providing high, sporting duck for the guns.
Shoots are hosted personally by Lord Clifford, his wife Clarissa and their dedicated team. Hospitality is provided in the beautifully restored Robert Adam House, the Clifford’s much cherished family home. Accommodation includes all food, all drinks and full butler service.
Day shoots may choose to lunch in the Dining Room at the house or alternatively parties can choose to take a more ‘on the hoof’ lunch in the Billiard Room. The format of the day comprises: briefing from Lord Clifford; the shooting party are then transported to the first drive; the second drive is followed by elevenses taken in the field (soup, sausage rolls, cherry brandy etc); third and fourth drive take place followed by lunch; final 2 drives of the afternoon, followed by tea. Experienced loaders are provided (at no charge).
Beginners are very welcome and well looked after by their allocated loader. Shooting (and staying) at Ugbrooke is a truly memorable experience.