Holland & Holland
Sporting

Holland & Holland

Shooting grounds, beautiful guns and quality clothing

Holland & Holland has been making guns since 1835, has earned two Royal Warrants and is one of Britain’s most eminent shotgun and rifle manufacturers. Holland & Holland’s highly skilled craftsmen have been making bespoke British guns under the same roof in its Kensal Green factory since 1890.

 

All its craftsmen train and practise for more than ten years before becoming masters in their field. A Holland & Holland gun can take up to two years to complete, as each gun is carefully created for and fitted to the client. Quality runs deep: ‘It’s not only to do with the engraving and the beautifully cut wood, if you open up a Holland & Holland gun, it’s just as beautiful and well-executed on the inside as it is on the outside.’

 

In addition to its standing as a gunmaker, Holland & Holland’s clothing has been given a timely reinvention by creative duo, Stella Tennant and Isabella Cawdor. Holland & Holland clothes are fit for purpose and appealing to the touch and eye. ‘Everything should have a function; Holland & Holland aspires to both use and beauty,’ says Tennant. Working with British manufacturers like Harris Tweed, Barrie Cashmere and Lock & Co., the collections are designed to work as well within an urban setting as out on the moors, remaining stylish without compromising on technical excellence.

A Holland & Holland gun can take up to two years to complete, as each gun is carefully created for and fitted to the client

Holland & Holland

Set in 130 acres of open countryside, the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds have been providing world-class tuition since 1932.  The Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds offer unparalleled country experiences for private or corporate bookings. Whether you are seeking peace and quiet or a place to spend time with your family, the grounds offer the perfect escape from the city without venturing outside London.

 

The Shooting Grounds cater to both game and sporting shots with a wide range of simulated game and clay pigeon targets. Its 100-yard outside rifle range provides full facilities to test, zero and practise rifle shooting in preparation for stalking. As well as lessons, it offers unrivalled gun-fittings and a range of courses to improve performance in the field. New additions to the layout of its grounds include wildflower meadows and a cosy bothy to relax in between stands.

 

Benefitting from extensive renovations, the lodge now offers a wealth of new facilities. Holland & Holland’s rifle Shooting Cinema, unique to the UK, allows you to practise on interactive film clips of running boar and other quarry with live, full- power ammunition.

 

The sumptuous club house and well-stocked copper-top bar serve a British Menu created by chef Joshua Hunter. Light breakfasts, afternoon tea and lunches are all made with locally-sourced ingredients and can be enjoyed by the fire or outside on the terrace after shooting.

 

While the events spaces can seat up to 200 people for private and corporate events, for more intimate gatherings the exquisite new Bordeaux Wine Room can host dinners for 16 people, boasting 1,184 bottles of red Bordeaux wine, on display across one wall. Mainly featuring Château Canon and Rauzan-Segla, as well as Château Mouton Rothschild, Berliquet, Cheval Blanc, Lafite, and Leoville-Barton among other wines. A cigar-tasting lounge is soon to follow.