Royal Berkshire Ladies Cup 2023


Join us on Saturday 29th 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 an INEOS driving experience, Purdey technical tweed, Schoffel clothing, Le Chameau wellies, Gamebore cartridges and much more. Once shooting has concluded, enjoy a glass of pimms 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 £120.00

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 a shotgun, ammunition, clays and all necessary safety wear.

Intermediate Ladies £70.00

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).

Serious Shots £70.00

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).

You are more than welcome to book with friends (we pop you into squads of 5). Please note novices shoot a separate course but intermediate and serious shots shoot the same course together with different prize categories.

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.

This year’s sponsors are:

James Purdey & Sons
Le Chameau
ISB Browning
Fieldsports Journal

The Famous Purdey Grouse Sequence

Many of you who have attended the 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, Purdey at the Royal Berkshire are donating a beautiful limited edition Purdey / Clare Haggas silk scarf to the top shot!

The Day

9.00- 9.30am Ladies arrive at Purdey at the Royal Berkshire for a breakfast of smoked salmon bagels, bacon rolls, tea and coffee, served in the Lodge.

A welcome to the shooting school and safety briefing by our experienced instructors.

10.00am Shooting commences
11.30am Refreshments and sweet treats are served in the valley

1.30pm Shooting concludes. Once you have enjoyed a morning in our wonderful valley, we will treat you to a glass of pimms and the opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy.

2.00pm Prize giving and then depart at 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-