Martin Puddifer

Deputy Editor

White Swan Inn Pickering

Generally speaking, a close proximity to the shoot, gun storage, drying room, kennels, good fare and a comfortable bed are the first things I look for when reviewing sporting hotels.…

UK's top game restaurants

London Rules Just around the corner from Covent Garden, London’s oldest restaurant, which opened in 1798, is the place to go if you have a budget to throw out of the…

John Jeffries Perazzi HPX

What’s the most radical change you’ve ever had made to your shotgun? There are lots of alterations a gunsmith can make to give us a better picture of our target,…

Running Horses Surrey

American TV is a wonderful thing, but do you ever wince when an interpretation of the traditional English pub appears on screen? I’d rather pedal a unicycle along Hadrian’s Wall…

Shooting businesses in Yorkshire

There is more to Yorkshire’s sporting heritage than grouse moors, high pheasants, beautiful scenery and pulling the trigger. Scores of shooting businesses make the shoot days tick and here’s a…

Roxburghe Hotel Kelso

I can’t resist humming the theme from Mike Hodge’s Get Carter whenever I head north on the East Coast Mainline. When I make the journey, sometimes with a shotgun in…

July 31 – August 2 marks the CLA Game Fair’s return to Harewood House following a 12-year absence and we can’t wait to take up our place on Gunmakers Row.…

Slaley Hall hotel review

In the not too distant past game shooting was lauded as “the new golf”, and there is much the two sports have in common: a day out on carefully managed…

BASC Natural England

BASC and Natural England will now work on an annual action plan setting out a formula for joint working to achieve common goals, including the delivery of the government’s Biodiversity…