Filtering through endless amounts of hotels to find the best one for you and your love of shooting can be a very tedious task. Luckily, here at Gunplan, we’ve done the hard work for you. So, sit back, relax, and have a read of our pick of the top UK shooting hotels.
Not only is the Tarr Farm Inn set in its own 40-acre land, but its facilities are ideal for pleasing both shooters and non-shooters alike. Firstly, it was named as one of the top ten hotels for shooters to stay by Shooting UK in 2015, and it is easy to see why.
Within an easy 30 minute drive you’ll find 5 of the best commercial shoots in Europe. Furthermore, the hotel is happy to sort all the arrangements for your shooting experience before you even arrive – all you have to do is turn up. Meaning your stay is taken up by shooting, rather than organizing.
After a long day of shooting, you’ll have worked up an appetite. What better way to refuel than to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which was listed in the Top 50 Gastropubs by Estrella. This delicious food is also guaranteed to be a win with whoever is keeping you company – whether they’re shooters or not.
The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel boasts of stunning views over the North Wales countryside. With 34 of the 52 rooms having a lake view, it’s likely you’ll be able to enjoy the view from the comfort of your own bedroom. Additionally, there’s a secluded 24,000-acre game shoot right next door.
The hotel offers driven game shooting and walked-up game shooting. There is also a fully automatic clay pigeon venue just a 10 minute walk away. The clay pigeon shooting venue can provide introductory lessons, which include guns, clays, ammunition and a fully qualified instructor for those in your party who may not be an experienced shot.
If you’re planning on taking your significant other with you, they may have no interest of shooting or even learning to shoot. Luckily, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has this covered. It has a luxury spa, offering a vast selection of treatments, which claims to be the most luxurious in North Wales. After a long day of shooting, the spa treatments are sure to be as appealing to you as they will be to the non-shooting guests.
Just when you thought the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel couldn’t get any more luxurious, their Tower Restaurant is award winning, with a menu that is designed to showcase the finest local produce. After your meal, head over to the hotel’s own fully licensed pub – The Last Grouse – to enjoy its selection of real ale.
This beautiful Victorian house, in the heart of the South Downs National Park, has undergone a modern refurbishment. Park House is also in an excellent location for country pursuits and prestigious local shoot days. Furthermore, the hotel is more than happy to arrange your transport to and from shoots so all you have to worry about is hitting the target.
Just like the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, the Park House Hotel also offers a spa. Its luxury was reflected when it received the Readers’ Choice Award in the 2017 Luxury Spa Awards for the UK, Europe & Mediterranean Luxury Spa category. This is guaranteed to keep both the shooting and non-shooting guests very satisfied.
Not only does the hotel’s restaurant offer a delicious evening menu, guests can also indulge in a traditional British afternoon tea in the drawing room or on the terraces – weather permitting! The honesty bar will be one of the guest’s top features of the hotel, where you can help yourself to a wide selection of drinks and the payment is left to the you. The perfect way to unwind after a long day of shooting.
This impressive hotel on a country estate has successfully managed to blend modern luxury with years of history. The idyllic landscape where the hotel is situated plays hosts to a number of different sporting pursuits including shooting. The hotel can arrange game shooting for you and your shooting party on a number of nearby estates for some of the finest shoots in the midlands.
If you fancy a change from shooting during your stay then Stapleford Park offers a great number of other sporting activities from falconry to golf on their increasingly reputable championship golf course.
Stapleford Park has two restaurants – the Grinling Gibbons and the Pavilion – which both serve excellent food using locally sourced ingredients. Furthermore, if you are away with your shooting party there are four private dining rooms which will cater to your needs perfectly.
It doesn’t get much better than the Arundell Arms in Devon when it comes to country sports. Perched on the River Tamar in rural Devon, it offers rough shooting, deer stalking, driven snipe, as well as driven pheasant.
The hotel was set up by the current owner’s mother who made a name for the hotel as one of the world’s top fishing hotels. Since the hotel is family run, the Arundell Arms offers a personal level of service that you may not get from other spots.
The head chef of the hotel’s restaurant – Steve Pidgeon – was awarded ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Food Magazine Read Awards in 2016. Unsurprisingly, this makes for absolutely delicious food when paired with the best local produce that Devon has to offer. Granted, it might not have some of the facilities that the other hotels on this list have, but the unpretentiousness of the hotel is what makes it so charming.
The Arundell Arms makes clear on its website that you must be insured for third party indemnity and that your guns are also covered if you wish to join a shoot. Gunplan’s shooting insurance offers £10m Public Liability insurance from just £25 a year – plus equipment cover, Personal Accident protection and much more.