Yattendon Estate, Berkshire – Shooting, Fishing and Stalking

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Shooting

Yattendon offers some of Berkshire’s finest driven partridge and pheasant shooting – all within one hour’s drive of London.

The rolling downland offers exciting high partridge and the wooded valleys show more traditional high pheasant.

Shooting parties can stay locally at The Royal Oak in Yattendon and also experience different styles of shoot day hospitality ranging from traditional shoot lunches in our lodge, The Royal Oak or even ITV 1’s Countrywise Chef Mike Robinson at his cookery school based on the Estate.

All game shot on the estate is used either by Vicars Game  butchery and farmshop, Harwood Game online game business or David and Oliver Fine Foods . These businesses are all based on the Estate ensuring our “food miles” are kept to an absolute minimum.

Fishing on The River Naver

In 1988 the Estate purchased a half share in the Syre Estate by Strathnaver, Sutherland. This sporting estate owns two beats out of the six on the River Naver and the whole of Loch Naver.

To this a half share in the adjoining North Loch Naver Estate was added in 1992 and a further beat on the River Naver.

The Naver is recognised as one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers and the Estate offers fishing to let together with two well-equipped lodges.

Stalking

Yattendon’s mixture of woodland and farmland offer some of the best stalking opportunities in the South of England.We have a large herd of deer including Roe, Fallow and Muntjac.

Deer stalking is let to experienced local stalkers who control the deer numbers in accordance with a detailed management plan agreed with The Forestry Commission as part of the Estate’s Woodland Management Plan.

All venison is butchered and sold through Vicars Game based on the Estate at Ashampstead ensuring that “our food miles” are kept to an absolute minimum. If you wish to sample local venison cooked to the highest standards then we would recommend a visit to The Pot Kiln in Frilsham or even try your hand at preparing and cooking your own at Mike Robinson’s Cookery School based on the Estate.

Fresh venison can be purchased from Vicars Game or through Harwood Game which are both based on The Estate.

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