The Gongs

Congratulations to Team King John!

The overall national winner for this year’s Good Shoot Hotel Awards goes to The King John Inn at Tollard Royal in Wiltshire.

Not only does The King John Inn boast some renowned shooting on its doorstep, including the famous Ashcombe Estate, but the welcome is second to none and even has its own dedicated shoot co-ordinator, Claire Hurley, who makes it her job to know exactly what her guns require.

Claire revealed that she welcomed 63 shooting parties last year and says: “Our aim is to take care of every need for our guns, welcoming them in the car park on arrival, showing them to their rooms and ensuring that their favourite food and wine is available. We have a semi-private and dedicated area for their dining and our staff are always prepared to stay up as long as the guns do! We really try and build a rapport with all of our guests.”