BGA to Return to Ukraine

British Game Assurance are appealing to members of the countryside community to support its second field trip to Ukraine on the 28th December. BGA Director of Operations Louisa Clutterbuck is making the journey to Ukraine to deliver essential supplies. Louisa is planning to drive across the border to get as close to Dnipro as possible, […]

Hanks Makes The Countryside Finals

The Countryside Alliance Awards for 2022/23 have reached the finals stage. Hanks’ Meat & Game, based in Herefordshire, are celebrating reaching the Midland’s final for best butcher.  The Awards, now in their 16th year, celebrate rural businesses that go the extra mile and support their local economy and are, often, the unsung heroes in every […]

Be A Game Student for The Day

The 12th January 2023 is a day for any game lovers diary. Westminster Kingsway College in London will be putting on the first of their annual game seminars that are open to the public. Attendees can expect a whole day learning about every aspect of game plus a three course game lunch (details below). Your […]

Carrington Arms Serves Up a Feast of Game

Chef Bob Whiteley has put Leicestershire pub The Carrington Arms in Ashby Folville firmly on the game map this season. He spoke to editor Chandos Elletson about the opportunities game brings at this time of year.  “It would be fair to say that the clientele of the pub is changing,” Bob began. “And all that […]

Munty Meets Jolly in Great British Game Week

In a first for The Great Game Guide Indian Chef Surjan Singh, more fondly known as Chef Jolly, has taken recipe creation to a new level. To prepare his dish of Whiskey Oakwood Smoked Grilled Wild Muntjac Loin Chops the chef joined game butcher of the year Tim Hanks of Hanks’ Meat and Game on […]

The Full Munty

Venison is on its way out as a name for deer meat as chefs hone-in on individual species to make their menus more accurate. Red deer, roe and fallow are the top three species of deer to find their way onto menus, but this is a mistake says Game Butcher of the Year, Tim Hanks […]

Great British Game Week: What’s on the Cards?

In light of the annual #GreatBritishGameWeek, 7th-13th November 2022, restaurants across the UK are putting game on the menu to celebrate and introduce more people to its healthiness, sustainability, and versatility. Great British Game Week is a celebration of enjoying wild game, promoted by British Game Assurance’s (BGA) Eat Wild campaign. The week-long promotion will […]

Cherry-picking the Best Devon Game

Matt Mason, Executive Chef at Winslade Manor in Devon, is a fan of seasonal cooking and looks forward to serving game in the hotel restaurants during the autumn and winter. He shares his thoughts with The Great Game Guide. “I have always admired the gamekeepers and their commitment to countryside values,” he began. Sadly, long gone are […]