The Great Game Guide launched yesterday and held it’s media launch at Lewtrenchard Manor, Oakhampton

A South West ‘Great Game Guide’ featuring restaurants that regularly have game on the menu was launched on Tuesday 12th November 2013 at Lewtrenchard Manor in Devon.  Catherine Farinha and Alexandra Duncan of Red Cherry (Bristol) Ltd published the guide and arranged a very successful launch for featured restaurants and local media. Take a look:

Catherine Farinha stated:
“The guide has been a fantastic team effort between our ‘top-drawer’ creative team and Country Sports South West.  We look forward to producing subsequent publications as this project has been such a huge success”.

Chefs Forum Commitee member Peter Gorton (Gorton’s of Tavistock) and Matt Peryer (Head Chef, Lewtrenchard Manor) created some fabulous game canapes to showcase the versatility of game meat.

The guide was  created for Chefs’ Forum Sponsor, Country Sports South West in association with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).  Expertly designed by Coe Creative, the guide is the first of its kind in the South West and aims to highlight the large selection of delicious game dishes available across the region as well as encouraging more people to eat seasonal game when dining out.

From pan-fried loin of venison in Cornwall to roasted saddle of hare in Wiltshire the ‘Guide’ boasts some great dishes to tempt even the most modest of palettes and will be available free of charge in all the restaurants and inns featured within.

The Foreword to the guide is by one of Britain’s best known Michelin chefs (the youngest to be awarded three Michelin stars) Marco Pierre White who has shot and cooked game throughout his professional career.

Annette Cole, Senior Manager, Country Sports South West said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of this guide.  The South West has a huge amount of food and drink establishments and this is a great way of highlighting some of those who regularly provide game on the menu. Eating responsibly sourced game plays an important role in the promotion of country sports across the South West and also offers a great ‘low fat, high mineral’ alternative to conventional meat.”

Richard Ali, Chief Executive, BASC said: “Game meat is increasingly popular as more and more people recognise and enjoy the natural and nutritious taste of the country.  The Great Game Guide is packed full of restaurants across the South West that are serving wonderfully innovative game dishes and I know it will prove a real hit with diners.”

For more information about the Country Sports South West project contact Annette Cole on, call 01823 480 938 or visit