Game Shoot, Butchery, Curing & Smoking | Two Day Course
Time: Day 1: 10am — 4.30pm | Day 2: 10am — 4.30pm
Tutors: Day 1: Ed Sykes and local gamekeeper | Day 2: Ed Sykes and in-house butcher
Location: Llys Meddyg Restaurant & Rooms, Newport, Pembrokeshire
Day 1: You will be taken on an exciting rough game shoot, where you will explore some of our local countryside in search of birds such as snipe, pheasant, woodcock, mallard, teal and pigeon to shoot in readiness for the following day’s course. Ed and his local gamekeeper will guide you through the experience of hunting your own game, with tuition on technique and environment.
Day 2: Come prepared for a hands-on experience of preparing game (such as rabbit, pheasant, wild duck) to understand how to skin, feather, gut and process from head to tail. You will learn to smoke and cure amongst other techniques. Ed and his in-house butcher will guide you through the identification of all parts of the carcass, teach you the art of butchery, and instruct you on the vital elements of food preparation and preservation. Included in the course will be a useful demonstration on how to make your very own smoker, to enable you to put your newly acquired skills to use in your home environment.
Essentials to Bring:
Day 1: Always best to dress for the weather, so remember your waterproof clothing, as well as comfortable walking shoes/boots or wellies. Also a camera, and bottle of water may come in useful. You will need to bring your own gun.
Day 2: Bring an apron, and wear comfortable clothing appropriate for a day of butchery, and food preparation. Also a notebook, pen and camera may come in useful. Bring a container to take your prepared game home!
What to Expect:
Day 1: A rough game shoot, and lunch.
Day 2: A game butchery course, with food preparation, smoking, and curing tuition, a homemade smoker demonstration, a lovely two course lunch, and delicious homemade foods to take home with you. Join us for drinks and a social afterwards, to help wind-down from the course.
Maximum Number on Course: 8 — 12
Age: The course is for adults only.
Accommodation: Please check availability upon booking. Prices for residential courses are detailed below.
Additional Information: Please advise in advance of any food intolerances.
Private Booking Available: Please contact us for more information.
Day Course: £500
Residential Course — Two Night DB&B:
£650 per person (based on two sharing)
£720 per person (single occupancy)
Upgrade to luxury room from £15
Please contact us or call us on 01239 820008 to make a booking.