Food and Drink

At Cotswold Country Pursuits we firmly believe that where possible we should eat what we shoot or catch. There is nothing quite like the taste and freshness of what you have taken from the field or river. Below is a selection of our favourite tried and tested recipes.

We are also pleased to provide a strong partnership with the River Cottage Cookery School. Please quote 'ccpursuits10' when booking to take advantage of the special offer we have obtained of 10% off all courses booked with this code.

Cookery Courses

Why not join us on one of our experiences and course in Somerset.

2 Day Shooting Experience - £440.00/ person

Where you will be given a full gun safety briefing by the shooting instructors before enjoying a morning clay-pigeon shooting. After a light lunch you will participate a couple of game drives and have the opportunity to shoot pheasant and other wild game birds.
Lunch is included. This is followed on the following day with 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 thre-course meal.

Game Butchery and Cookery Course - £200.00/ person

The game cookery day is all about turning this tasty wild meat into great dishes. The day begins with an introductory talk, followed by a series of practical preparation and cookery tasks and some demonstrations designed to put game firmly back on the menu in your kitchen. 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.

2 Day Fly Fishing Experience - £330.00/ person

The day starts with a briefing before a renowned fly fishing instructor takes you out to Cameley Lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. The day ends with a fishing session, when hopefully you'll land a fair few for the table! On the second day, chef and head tutor will give a brief overview on freshness, quality, sustainability and how to buy the best fish. You'll then get cooking, with a series of demonstration-led lessons. This course is designed to give you the skills to make fish the star dish on your supper table.

Venison Butchery and Cookery Day - £200.00/ person

This 1 day course will take you on a journey from field to fork. You'll start with a talk and demonstration on how to skin and butcher a venison carcass. You'll then have the chance to get involved hands-on, with a cookery session designed to show you how to get the most out of this wild, abundant, but often neglected meat. You'll also cover basic curing and smoking techniques. The session ends with a delicious three-course meal to reward you for all your hard work.

Fly fishing tuition and guided fly fishing in Somerset, Dorset Devon & Wiltshire.

Guided days or fly fishing tuition days for river Brown Trout, stillwater Rainbow Trout, Pike and Carp

Prices start from as little as 1 rod = £200/ 2 rods = £270/ 3 rods = £330

Prices for chalk stream fishing, salmon and seatrout days may be more dependent on the river/beat fished and on the time of the year.

Deer Park Hotel Midweek Packages.

Stay at the glorious Deer Park Hotel near Honiton, Devon and enjoy some guided fishing on the hotels 3 miles of the fantastic river Otter. 1 days guided fly fishing, riverside picnic lunch, 1 night's bed & breakfast with 3 course evening meal - £300 for 1 person, £470 for 2 people and £645 for 3 people.

Guided fishing days only on the river Otter (available 7 days a week) - £200 for 1 person, £270 for 2 people and £330 for 3 people.

Longer stay packages available, prices on request.

Terms and Conditions

Cannot be uses in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or membership saving, subject to availability. Only valid on cookery courses, not valid on dining experiences, food fairs or evenings with events.

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