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29 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
All Day

Vale House Cookery School
Loves Hill
United Kingdom

Our complete game course tickets are now available to buy for this year’s experience, on the 29th and 30th of October 2016. This is so much more than your average shoot – as well as a 100-bird drive on the Saturday, with Shellard’s Shoot, you’ll get a masterclass in preparing game with expert Tim Maddams on the Sunday. Delicious meals are included throughout, with a fabulous game menu on the Saturday evening, as well as a night’s stay in the cosy surroundings of the Carpenter’s Arms in Stanton Wick. Whether you’re completely new to shooting, or an experienced hand looking to learn more about what to do with your kill, this is an amazing not-to-be-missed experience. Places are very limited, so book now to avoid any disappointment!

‘The Complete Game Experience’ bringing you a unique opportunity to spend two full days with two of the South West’s most inspiring Gamesmen, Tim Maddams and Frank Shellard.
Tim is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher with a love of the Great British countryside and wild food. He has worked under such culinary luminaries as Fergus Henderson, Marco Pierre White and Mark Hix. Tim has just written and published the River Cottage Game Handbook and whose knowledge of game is second to none.
Frank Shellard owns and runs Manor Farm Estate, and is a qualified CPSA instructor. This is a family run shoot in Wellow just south of Bath. Locally known as “Shellards Shoot” it won The Shooting Times best small shoot in 2013.

Day 1

You’ll start the day with a warm welcome at Shellards Shoot, a few breakfast bites and given a full briefing for the day.
Each of the 8 participants will get to shoot on a 100-bird driven day, with lunch included.
Afterwards you’ll be treated to a magnificent game dinner (with wine) cooked by Tim Maddams, hosted in the Vale House Kitchen cellar. A night’s accommodation will be provided at the Carpenter’s Arms in Stanton Wick.

The Complete Game Experience


✹ Shooting Instruction
✹ Shooting Safety
✹ Shooting Etiquette
✹ Countryside Code

Day 2

You’ll spend the day taking part in a game butchery and cookery course hosted by Tim Maddams at Vale House Kitchen. He’ll show you just how to bring out the best in game, with a series of practical preparation and creative cookery tasks. You’ll be shown a modern approach to game cookery as well as the more traditional style, starting with the whole animal and ending with a delicious three-course meal. “The trouble with game”, remarks Tim, “is that it’s often a case of feast or famine and it’s all to easy to get stuck in a rut with the cookery”. This course will give you the confidence to put game back on the menu in your own kitchen.
Lunch is included.

The Complete Game Experience


✹ Plucking
✹ Skinning
✹ Gutting
✹ Hanging
✹ Boning
✹ Butchery
✹ Slow cooking
✹ Fast cooking and smoking.

The course cost £1200 per person inclusive of all food and drink, and a night’s accommodation at the Carpenter’s Arms in Stanton. We will pick you up from the Carpenter’s Arms on the morning of 19th and return you there after your game dinner at Vale House. You’ll be picked up again on Sunday morning to be taken to Vale House Kitchen for your day with Tim Maddams.

For booking click here http://valehousekitchen.co.uk/event/complete-game-experience/