Pubs and restaurants in the south east of England will be giving their customers the opportunity to try a taste of game this November.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has organised game tastings and dinners in the region during its National Taste of Game Week which runs from 15-22 November.

Highlights of events around the region include a game and beer tasting evening at Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire on 18 November while the following pubs are planning to put game on their menu:

The Bull of Ditchling, The New Inn of Hurstpierpoint, Ye Olde Smugglers Inne of Alfriston and The Laughing Fish, Isfield (all in East Sussex); The Wheatsheaf Inn in Haslemere, Surrey; The Brushmakers Arms, Southampton and The Red Lion in Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire. Details of other events being held during National Taste of Game week and a list of game dealers are available from

BASC has also produced a dozen new game recipes to mark National Taste of Game Week – for details of the recipes and accompanying images contact 01244 573031. The new recipes have been developed by TV chef Mike Robinson along with the director of his cooking school, Cat Sheppard.

BASC regional director for the south east of England, David Knowles, said: “Taste of Game Week is the highlight of our Game’s On campaign; sales of game meat have soared in recent years due to increased consumer popularity and we are proud to promote the consumption of such a delicious, nutritious and versatile food source. We very much hope that the events in Taste of Game week will encourage more people than ever to enjoy game food for themselves.”

For more information please contact BASC South East on 01798 865165 or visit For images of game food please contact the BASC press office on 01244 573031

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