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Q - What days are you open?

A - We are open six days a week Monday to Saturday from 9:00am - 6:00pm.

Q - Do I need to book or can I just turn up and shoot?

A - Yes, you will need to book. Appointments are booked out on the hour. It is important we know when you will be here in order to make sure someone is available to meet your needs.

Q - Do you need to be a member?

A - No. Anyone is welcome to come and shoot at Honesberie. We run a members and non-members scheme side by side. If you join as a member you are entitled to a variety of discounts.

Q - What age can you start clay pigeon shooting?

A - We allow children to shoot at Honesberie Shooting School from the age of 6+

Q - Do you need to have a shotgun license to shoot at Honesberie?

A - Honesberie Shooting School have an exemption certificate which allows those who do not hold a shotgun license to shoot under supervision. To shoot self-caddied rounds, to buy/collect cartridges and guns a license will be needed.

Q - What do I need to bring?

A - Honesberie can provide you with guns, cartridges and all the necessary safety equipment.

Q - What should I wear?

A - We advise people to wear comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear, suitable for the weather on the day. All of our shooting areas are gravelled and everyday footwear is fine. There is no real need for wellingtons unless there is serious flooding. High heels are not advisable.

Q - Can someone come and watch?

A - Yes, we allow spectators to watch as long as they wear the relevant safety equipment provided.

Q - Can I bring my own gun?

A - Yes, you are more than welcome to bring you own gun.

Q - Can I use my own cartridges?

A - No, we only use our own cartridges on the the ground.

Q - Can I combine a group shoot with lunch or a meeting?

A - Yes, we have a conference room available for hire for corporate or parties. We are also able to provide catering on request.

Q - Is it shot gun shooting only?

A - No, we are able to offer a variety of other activities such as archery, crossbow and air riffle shooting.

Q - Do you shoot pistols?

A - No, pistol shooting was banned in the UK, however we do shoot air pistols.

Q - Can I give a shooting experience as a gift?

A - Yes, we provide a variety of vouchers for clay shooting instruction for you to give to your friends and family.

Q - Is the lesson cancelled if it rains?

A - No, we shoot in all weather conditions, clay pigeon shooting is an outdoor sport and unless conditions outside are deemed to be dangerous we carry on.

Q - Do you have a cancellation policy?

A - Yes, you must give 48 hours notice on cancelling a booking otherwise you will be charged.

Q - How long does a 25 shot experience last?

A - It is dependent on the individual but usually 15 minutes.

Q - How long does a 50 shot experience last?

A - It typically lasts 30 – 40 minutes.

Q - Are there toilet facilities on site?

A - Yes, we also have disabled toilet facilities.

Q - Are there refreshments available on site?

A - Yes, we always stock a range of drinks and snacks. Our cafe is open on a Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Food is available on other days by prior arrangement. Pre-booking is advised.

Q - Are there disabled facilities on site?

A - Yes, we have disabled toilets and ramps to our shooting school club house.

Q - Will shooting hurt?

A - Instructors are here to choose the apropriate calibre shotgun for you and to show you how to place a shotgun correctly in your shoulder. The combination of these elements ensure that firing any shotgun should not hurt.

Q - What is the difference between an Over and Under and Side by Side?

A - The barrels are placed on top of one another on an Over and Under whereas the barrels are placed next to each other on a Side by Side.