A North Yorkshire clay shooting ground has unveiled its contemporary new clubhouse, the result of significant investment and expansion of its facilities. 

Thimbleby Shooting Ground, which is located in a beautiful, rural setting on the 3,000-acre Thimbleby Estate, offers self-caddied rounds, shooting lessons, simulated game days and corporate team building. The new clubhouse adds a café, shop, gunroom and meeting rooms, as well as comfortable and sociable spaces for people to relax, all enclosed in a stylish timber-framed building. 

The use of large floor-to-ceiling doors and windows floods the space with light while a large log burner keeps things cosy, ensuring the clubhouse is a perfect blend of classic countryside and stylish, functional design. An outside seating area, sheltered from any chilly winds, offers additional seating for days when the sun shines.

The café area serves a range of snacks, light bites and meals perfect for fuelling up before a lesson or enjoying while debriefing after a round on the clays with friends. The menu is prepared by Thimbleby Shooting Ground’s new head chef, Stephen Carr, and is complemented by a range of hot and cold beverages. 

The Thimbleby Shooting Ground shop sells a range of quality shooting equipment and clothing, as well as a selection of country gifts. A new gunroom enables the team to offer a wide range of new and used shotguns for sale to suit most budgets.

The great advantage of this facility being at the shooting ground is that demonstrator and used guns can be viewed and tested by customers, ensuring they purchase a gun that both fits and suits their personal requirements. 

A working gunsmith on site completes the offer, enabling customers’ guns to be refurbished, serviced or repaired, offering everything from new stocks to specialist components that are no longer manufactured, all created on site.

Thimbleby Shooting Ground manager Philip Thompson said: “The new clubhouse is the result of significant investment in the shooting ground and represents our focus on expansion and improvement. The clubhouse will ensure our visitors not only enjoy top-class clay shooting but also benefit from leisure facilities of the same high quality. 

“I look forward to welcoming our regular customers and those new to Thimbleby or clay shooting during the months ahead.”

Thimbleby Shooting Ground is located near Northallerton, just off the A19 and nine miles north of Thirsk. For more information visit thimblebyshoot.com or contact the team on 01609 883401.


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