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September 2017
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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the venison cookery day is that although the countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, it’s often missing from the menu. This one 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…

Course date: 30th September 2017

Price per person: £180

One Day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October 2017
Fly Fishing Course

Beginners Fly Fishing Course

This 1 day introduction to Fly Fishing course starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before we head out with renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. After mastering the art of casting and learning about which flies will tempt the trout we will spend the day fishing and hopefully land a fair few for the table!…

Course date: 1st October 2017

Price per person: £180

1 day - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Foraging Course

Introduction to Foraging

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with wild food. Learn about the history from our ancient…

Course date: 5th October 2017

Price per person: £135

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Shooting Experience – 2 day Course

On Day 1, you will be driven to Award winning Shellards Shoot 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. Skills ✹ Shooting Instruction ✹ Shooting Safety ✹ Shooting Etiquette ✹ Countryside Code On Day 2, game chef extraordinaire Tim Maddams will show…

Course dates: 14th October 2017 - 15th October 2017

Price per person: £550

2 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the venison cookery day is that although the countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, it’s often missing from the menu. This one 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…

Course date: 18th October 2017

Price per person: £180

One Day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Day

Our Pig butchery day covers everything you need to know about keeping and butchering pigs. We start by talking about pig husbandry, the types of pigs that are kept and can show you our pigs here at Vale House Kitchen (we usually have some Oxford Sandy and Blacks in our orchard.) We then cover the breaking down of the pig into primary cuts and move onto roasting joints and chops.  Its then onto the art of sausage and salami making, followed…

Course date: 21st October 2017

Price per person: £180

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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