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The Game Fair 2019

For our very first year visiting The Game Fair at Hatfield House we can truly say that we enjoyed every minute. Here’s a little sneak peek about how we got on at the event and what went on behind the scenes.

Our very first day on site was the hottest day of the year and the whole team worked hard to get the stand set up ready for the big day on Friday. We came across a few hurdles along the way, whether it be pitching our tent or coping with sudden downpours of rain and thunderstorms, we didn’t let this dampen our spirits and settled in for the big day ahead.

The Friday was a brilliant first day at The Game Fair to showcase our products, we kicked things off with a fantastic day meeting new people and making friends with our neighbours Cad & The Dandy and Marmaduke of London along with Hunter Boots being opposite our stand. As a fairly new business it was key to introduce visitors to our brand and help share our story behind the products. 

Saturday brought along with it more rain, which didn’t manage to dampen our spirits and with some brilliant feedback about our Gin and Sloe Gin it was a great opportunity to talk to people about our products and how everything we make is made in Britain. As well as trying on our ladies clothing to keep out of the rain, we really enjoyed talking with visitors about our ladies shirts and how they have been uniquely designed to fit ladies who shoot or need to move about in the field. Sharing the details about the unique shooting collar shirt and the extra length in the body to enable women to move about whilst shooting and not have any problems tucking the shirt in or it not fitting in the right areas along with darting and shaping to flatter the female figure. Once the stand was then closed for the day we could let our hair down so to speak and enjoy the food stands and bars at the fair. This gave us a great opportunity to meet some new faces and enjoy the social side of the event.

Sunday was our final day at the show and whilst some of us were feeling fresher than others after a couple of drinks that night we still managed to have fun. The best hangover cure was found to be a bacon roll and a good old cup of tea. Plus a few tasters of Gin to keep us going. Sunday was again another rainy day but it wasn’t a wash out and it was a lovely chance to take a wander around the show grounds to take a peek at some of the other stands. 

Once we had packed up the stand and were on the road the overwhelming feedback of positivity flooded in and we were all so pleased as a team that it was a successful show. We are truly thankful to all of the people we have met during our time at Hatfield House and want to share our gratitude to all of our new customers and followers on social media. 

We simply cannot wait for next year at Radley Hall 2020, in the meantime keep an eye out to hear about more upcoming events for this year.

Are you coming to the Game Fair at Hatfield House?

Our biggest event of the season so far is fast approaching and as we get closer by the day, here at Urban & Wild Ltd we are getting ready for this prestigious event. The Game Fair at Hatfield House has been one of our biggest goals to start off our journey for 2019. For our very first time exhibiting at this event it is a great honour to be finally here and to showcase our wonderful products.

For this year’s Game Fair we will have both our Luxury ladies shooting clothing, along with our tantalising varieties of Gin and Sloe Gin on offer.

We really hope you can join us at this year’s event from the 26th-28th of July, come and see us at stand number F635.

We hope to see you there!

Find us this weekend at the mini game fair

Come and see our Urban & Wild stand at the Mini Game Fair this weekend at Barbury Shooting School, where we will have our wonderful ladies shooting clothing range alongside our fabulous Game Bird Gin up for grabs. Saturday the 18th of May from 9am- 3pm why not visit us for a G&T or a Sloe Gin and Prosecco whilst you browse through our wonderful range of women’s shooting clothing. 
We hope you can join us!

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Country Lovers

We all know somebody who’s difficult to buy for at Christmas – whether it’s the aunt who is very particular about everything, or the cousin whose only interests seem to be rugby, course fishing and shooting – there is always somebody who is a real problem when it comes to gifts.

Well this year your problems are over, because Urban and Wild has a solution for every tricky gifting situation:

Glorious gin for country-loving friends

Game Bird Gin Red Shotgun Cartridge Cases

One of the greatest things about living a country life is that you get to see the raw materials that go into making all good things: from a fine day’s shooting, to a well-seasoned woodpile, to a crisp winter walk or … a delicious gin. Our Game Bird Gin is a botanical – that means it’s been carefully infused with citrus and rosemary to create a satisfying and subtle flavour. Our small batches – just 100 bottles at a time – are carefully supervised and lovingly packaged to be exceptional in taste and appearance and each 40% proof, 70 cl bottle is elegantly presented in a shotgun cartridge case gift box – not only the perfect gift, but the ideal grace note for any country lover at Christmas.

Classic sloe gin for those who enjoy a traditional Christmas

Our Game Bird Sloe Gin, is produced in similarly small quantities to our Game Bird Gin, which means that we oversee the infusion of our premium gin with sloes to create a complex, resonant traditional sloe gin – a British staple since the 18th Century. At 26% proof, each 70 cl bottle arrives in a presentation shotgun cartridge case gift box. And if you’re looking for a really traditional cocktail recipe to bring out the best of our Game Bird Sloe gin, we can’t think of anything better than the Charlie Chaplin – invented at New York’s Waldorf Astoria for the comedian it’s named after, back in 1920:

Charlie Chaplin

35ml Game Bird Sloe gin
25ml lime juice
20ml apricot brandy
5ml sugar syrup (or agave syrup for a modern twist)

Method – Put all ingredients in an ice-packed shaker and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled glass. Decorate with a twist of lime

Gin Hamper for the person who has everything

Dealing with somebody who has everything is tough, but the Double Game Bird Gin gift hamper is the perfect solution. With two bottles of wonderful gin: the Game Bird Botanical gin in a red gift box and the Game Bird Sloe gin in a green one, two Fever Tree tonic waters, presented in an endlessly useful wicker hamper, this is the ideal gift for those who enjoy a great drink with good companions. We’ve even curated a special recipe to help you enjoy our gins at their finest.

Game bird sloe gin cocktail being servedCranberry and Sloe Gin Martini

50ml Game Bird Botanical gin
20 ml Game Bird Sloe gin
20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon cranberry jelly

Method – Put all ingredients in an ice-packed shaker and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled glass. Decorate with a twist of lemon peel and a couple of juniper berries.

So relax, put your feet up and pour yourself a drink – Urban and Wild has your Christmas shopping sorted!

Urban & Wild – The story behind our shirts

Life isn’t always easy for women who like to be active. It’s long been the case that women who like to shoot, fish or ride find that the clothing available to them is just a little bit lacking – if it’s comfortable then it’s not stylish, and if it’s stylish it’s just not that enjoyable to wear. But all that changed at the beginning of 2018 when the Urban & Wild team put their combined talents to the task of creating high quality, British-made women’s clothing, including Ladies Country Shirts, that look great and perform impeccably, regardless of the challenge.

Ladies Country Shirts

Country shirts for shooting need to have some ‘give’ and to be flexible as the body turns. They need a longer sleeve and body length to accommodate this movement but they still need to look fantastic and be comfortable for a day out in the field, regardless of the weather conditions. That’s why Urban & Wild have designed two different shirt styles to ensure every women can find the perfect outfit for her country pursuits. All our shirts are designed with a quality cotton and elastane blend to allow for stretch and movement.

The Alexandra shirtAlexandra Ladies Country Shirt

The Alexandra shirt has a traditional button to the neck design and has been specifically created to look good while you shoot, cast or ride. Available either in classic white or three attractive colour ways: rust, pink or cream, green and pink check, this is the shirt that every country woman, and equestrian’s who wear hunting pink in particular, has been waiting for.

Stephanie Ladies White ShirtThe  Stephanie shirt

With its more relaxed, open collar, this shirt is ideal for the keen shot, as it permits maximum range of movement. When you want to look smart on the peg, the Stephanie shirt should be your first choice for performance harnessed to great good looks. Available in the same range of colours as the Alexandra: brilliant white or flattering checks, it harmonises perfectly, whether you’re in tweeds, a Barbour or just chilling on a country walk.

Urban & Wild’s unique commitment

Our shirts are named for two of the Urban & Wild family, Alexandra and Stephanie, our daughters! That’s one of the things that makes our clothing unique – Stephanie, as a keen shot who learned clay shooting at Purbeck Shooting School – is perfectly placed to ensure that our garments work as they are intended, are comfortable and offer a premium fit. In addition, we make our shirts in the UK, using premium cotton fabric, to ensure that your investment in our brand is not just comfy, stylish and well fitting, but also durable and long lasting – looking as good at the end of the season as it did at the beginning.

And that’s not the end of the story! We’ve designed gorgeous jumpers and top flight accessories to round out your country pursuits wardrobe, so that you can layer for the weather, dress up or dress down, and still look great and feel great. Urban & Wild – your perfect companion in the field.

Find us at the Kingston Maurward Christmas Fair

Christmas Food FairHere at Urban & Wild we’re excited to announce that we’ll be at the Kingston Maurward Christmas Craft & Gourmet Food Fair, being held at Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester, from 10am – 5pm on both the 3rd and 4th November 2018. Want to see our range of Ladies Shooting Shirts and Jumpers in person or fancy getting your hands on one of our scrumptious Gins? Then this is the place to be! We hope you can make it to join us on one of the two days.