The Yorke Arms Dining at the Yorke Arms

Looking to eat game cooked by top chefs, in Michelin-starred surroundings? We’ve searched out six restaurants that are worth investigating. Some are in London, others range from Scotland to deepest…

teach a puppy to sit

Q: I cannot get my cocker spaniel puppy to sit properly to the “sit” command; she just keeps wagging her tail and lifting up her bottom.  She is four months…

male or female dog

Q: We are acquiring a new puppy as a companion for our eight-year-old spaniel. The journey home after we collect her from the breeder will take more than three hours…

Beaters out in the field

We recently published an article: “Letter from a fed-up beater”, in which a seasoned beater listed some of the gripes he and his fellow companions experience when out in the…

stylish dog beds

Canine indulgence is nothing new (in the 1920s, the Nawab of Junagadh is rumoured to have laid on lavish nuptials for his two favourite hounds), but, increasingly, it’s having an…

Sir Ian Botham

Cricketing hero and champion charity fundraiser Sir Ian Botham has broad enough shoulders to shrug off the kind of brick bats bowled at him during a recent BBC Radio 5…

Labrador retrieving dummy

Why you should sign up If you like keeping up to the date with the latest happenings in fieldsports and shooting then you should take a look at the Shooting…

when to call the vet

Q: Whenever my dog is unwell 
I take it to the vet, but the practice is usually very busy and 
I worry about bothering my vet unnecessarily (especially if it is…

A dense cloud of midges

Q: I stalk in Sutherland and every time I go out I get horribly bitten by midges and ticks. Can you recommend any remedies or repellents that 
work, please? Tell…

Bespoke shotgun from Purdey £132,000

‘You can tell a Purdey person when out shooting – they’re understated, not flash’ If you’re lucky enough to visit Audley House, James Purdey & Sons’ emporium on Mayfair’s South…