The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA +44 (0) 1566 784666
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Shooting in Devon

Devon and Cornwall present outstanding opportunities for sporting shooting in the UK. The high pheasants over our steep valleys are world-famous, and we can arrange driven days to suit all tastes. Driven snipe are a house speciality, and we can offer mixed rough shooting or evening duck flighting. Superb deer stalking is available, offering a chance of something equivalent to a Highland Macnab, with early October salmon, red stags and duck, pheasant or pigeon. For those with adequate adrenalin, high summer dawn or dusk roe bucks, with the option of night fishing for sea trout, provides possibly the most exciting sport in these islands.

A true country sports hotel, we offer a wide variety of pursuits for the experienced gun or for those looking to learn something new. We work closely with some of the finest driven shoots on estates in the local area and with professional stalkers, guides and instructor. The hotel caters for all your sporting needs and will organise every aspect of your trip, leaving you to enjoy the experience of the wild Westcountry.

Driven Pheasant

We offer a variety of driven pheasant shoots on well-known neighbouring estates ranging from 125-300 bird days. The birds you will be shooting are exceptionally high due to the steep, wooded valleys. Complete parties of six to eight guns are preferred, preferably already known to each other, but smaller parties can sometimes be accommodated.

Price: £30.00 - £38.00 per bird, plus VAT. October - February 1st.

Driven Snipe 

Shooting driven snipe has been a speciality of the house at the Arundell Arms since the 1930's.This is exciting, testing shooting at our smallest game bird, with short drives over a mix of plough, grassland or marsh. Bags vary according to the ability of the guns (seven to ten cartridges fired to one bird picked is the average) and the number of birds shown. Being migratory birds, nothing is certain and drives can vary from a handful to a couple of hundred birds being put over the guns.

Price: £210 per gun per day, including lunch. Charges for are based on a minimum of six guns. If the number of guns drops below six, the shoot organiser will still charge for six guns. November - January.

Rough Shooting 

We offer walked-up and small driven days from late October to the end of January for parties of six to eight guns. These consist of a mixture of pheasant, duck, pigeon, woodcock and snipe. An evening's duck flighting on ponds in Devon and Cornwall is an optional extra.

Price: £200.00 per gun, per day inclusive of a light lunch and to include an evening's duck flight if required. November - February 1st.

Deer Stalking 

We offer deer stalking at various moorland, farmland and woodland locations near the Devon/Cornwall border. Red, Roe and Fallow deer are the three deer species to be found on our stalking outings during the deer open seasons. Morning and evening outings are available and run in conjunction with professionally-managed cull programmes, thus allowing guests to stalk in the company of an experienced professional guide.

Our stalkers are Approved Witnesses for the Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ), so if you are a stalker working towards his or her DSC Level 2, witnessed stalks can be arranged.

Price: From £90 per outing. Outings of three days plus - please call for special rates. Cull / trophy fees on application.

Deer open seasons (England & Wales)

Stags / Bucks


Red Deer

1st August - 30th April

1st November - 31st March

Fallow Deer

1st August - 30th April

1st November - 31st March

Roe Deer

1st April - 31st October

1st November - 31st March




Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Devon in the autumn, take bracing coastal walks,  discover quaint villages and explore nearby Dartmoor at its dramatic, scenic best.  Afterwards, join us for our indulgent seasonal five-course dinner on one evening, before settling beside the roaring log fire in our cosy sitting room.

The 'Autumn Break' package is just £249 based on two sharing and includes:

 - A Classic Room for two nights.

 - Signature five-course dinner on one evening.

 - Full English and continental breakfast on both mornings.

 Fancy an upgrade? Stay in one of our Large Double Rooms for an additional £20 per stay. 

Terms & Conditions
Subject to availability. Rates shown are for total stay and based on two adults sharing .  This offer is available until 22nd December 2019.   Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. 


We have a limited number of rooms available this weekend at the special offer rate of just £82.50 per person, per night. 

This includes our indulgent five-course tasting menu for two, overnight accommodation,  Full English breakfast and glass of chilled pre-dinner bubbly. 

Terms & Conditions

Subject to availability. Rate shown is per person and based on two people dining on our five-course tasting menu, with a glass of bubbly in our main restaurant (excluding additional beverages) and staying in a Classic double or twin room, including breakfast the following morning. This offer is only available on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019. More than one night can be booked.