The Royal Berkshire Ladies Cup 2022

Join us on Saturday 30th April for the ever popular Royal Berkshire Ladies Cup.

Whether you are an experienced shot or completely new to the sport, join us for an exhilarating morning of shooting with the chance to win some fabulous prizes including a Purdey fieldcoat, bespoke glasses from Edwards Eyewear, Schoffel clothing, Gamebore cartridges and much more. Once shooting has concluded, enjoy a gin & tonic on our manicured lawns and indulge in some retail therapy.

The Shooting

We are offering three categories of shooting to suit all levels of experience.  Every category has some amazing prizes up for grabs for first, second and third place.

Novice Ladies £115.00

Novices are ladies who are very new to shooting or have never shot before. You’ll enjoy a fun introduction to the sport of clay shooting.  Expert tuition will be given by our professional instructors and all equipment will be provided including shotgun, ammunition, clays and all necessary safety wear.

Intermediate Ladies £65.00

Intermediate Shots are those that can shoot competently and safely and do not need to be accompanied by an instructor.  You will shoot an 80 ‘Bird’ Sporting Competition over a course that is designed to be fun but challenging too. You will need to provide your own cartridges and you are welcome to purchase them from us on the day (please note we are a fibre wad only ground).

The Serious Shots £65.00

This one is for ladies with a CPSA Classification of C or above. You’ll shoot an 80 separate ‘Bird’ Sporting Competition over an original and challenging course.  You will need to provide your own cartridges and you are welcome to purchase them from us on the day (please note we are a fibre wad only ground).

Our wonderful sponsors

We cannot thank our incredibly generous sponsors enough for supporting this inspirational event and providing such wonderful prizes. We wouldn't be able to host this event without them!

A very special thank you to;

  • James Purdey & Sons
  • Schoffel
  • Le Chameau
  • Gamebore Cartridges
  • Browning ISB Brands
  • Edwards Eyewear
  • Swatcom
  • Howes & Wayko
  • Hicks & Brown
  • Berkshire Botanicals
  • Fieldsports Journal
  • The Famous Purdey Grouse Sequence

Many of you have attended the Femmes Fatales Cup or Royal Berkshire Ladies Cup in past years and will have enjoyed shooting our unique grouse sequence.  We are delighted to announce that this will, once again, be included within the 'Intermediate' and 'Serious Shot' 80 bird sporting competition. And, what is more, the RBSS are donating a beautiful limited edition Royal Berkshire/ Clare Haggas scarf to the top shot!

Double your score with Browning

Browning have very kindly provided us with some beautiful guns for our ladies to try on the day. These guns will be based on one of the stands and ladies will have the chance to shoot with a gun of their choosing and therefore double their score on that stand.

The Day

Ladies arrive at the Royal Berkshire for a breakfast of smoked salmon bagels, bacon rolls, tea and coffee, served on the lawn.

Ladies are welcomed to the Royal Berkshire by Managing Director, Jonathan Irby



Shooting commences



Refreshments are served in the valley



Shooting concludes. Once you have enjoyed a morning in our wonderful valley, we will then treat you to a glass of bubbly and the opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy. 



Prize giving and then depart at your own leisure. Doing your bit for the ladies

                                                                                                                                 We will be running a fun welly wanging competition on the day which will raise funds for the amazing charity 'Look Good Feel Better'. The main objective of LGFB is to help boost the confidence of women, men and young adults undergoing cancer treatment at what can be a very difficult time in their lives. LGFB aim to help people to literally look good and feel better, be it through confidence workshops, makeup tutorials, skincare tips when going through treatment, tips on wigs and styling and much more.

The winning welly wanger will receive a special prize!

For more details about this charity visit


Does this sound like your ideal day out in the country? To book your space please contact us on 01491 672900 or email  

Spaces are limited so we would advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

Why not make a weekend of it?

Are you based a little way away from us or perhaps you just want to make a weekend of it with some friends?  We would recommend the below lovely hotels, both based less than 5 miles from us.

The Swan at Streatley -

The Royal Oak at Yattendon-