You are exclusively invited to attend Buckingham Palace for the Private View of the Royal Collection’s exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing’, followed by Champagne Dinner

We are delighted to announce that as a Member of CountryClubuk you are exclusively invited to attend Buckingham Palace for the Private View of the Royal Collection’s new exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing’, arranged by the Palace to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death. The dates are Monday, September 9 and […]

A rare chance to fish for salmon on the South Tyne on a private beat in one of the loveliest river valleys in England: Free of charge for CountryClubuk Members

You and your friends can enjoy salmon fishing on a private estate on one of Britain’s finest salmon rivers—free of charge. This is a rare opportunity for you to invite up to three guests to enjoy double bank fishing with you on a private estate on the prolific South Tyne. This is a rare opportunity, […]

William B Currie: Salmon fishing on Spey

Any chance to fish the River Spey is exciting, but for me this visit is also a pilgrimage. Memory was stirred. Returning to Spey at such a time of hope felt like a mission of discovery. Were the recent spring and summer improvements merely a flash in the pan, or signs of radical and long […]

Join us for a CountryClubuk Champagne Reception and Lunch Party at Henley Royal Regatta 2019 on Saturday, July 6

We are delighted to announce a new and exclusive Henley Royal Regatta experience in this, the Regatta’s 180th year. Enjoy the ultimate rowing extravaganza at a private CountryClubuk party on the banks of the River Thames in The Hidden Garden, a new and exclusive Regatta facility in a sophisticated and contemporary English garden atmosphere with […]

Henley Royal Regatta: key event of the English Summer

The spectacular round of parties and sport which is the English Season naturally includes Henley Royal Regatta—the perennial English river party, an extravaganza of giant young rowers, blue-and-white marquees, gentlemen wearing striped blazers and boaters, and ladies in their summer dresses and flowery hats. The rowing itself perhaps does not interest more than a minority—most […]

London Clubs: The Naval Club, prestigious and historic private club in Mayfair

The Naval Club stands resplendent on Hill Street, just off Berkeley Square—and it comes as a pleasant surprise. Retaining much of its 18th-century splendour as the former Mayfair home of Earl Chatham, First Lord of the Admiralty and brother of Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, the interior is nonetheless light, airy and decorated in […]

Half price luxury Regent Seven Seas Baltic Cruise to St Petersburg: Exclusive rates start at only £2999 for CountryClubuk Members

Join us on the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer, for a spectacular six-star 10-night Baltic cruise including three days in St Petersburg at the time of the spectacular ‘White Nights’, or a seven-night Baltic cruise with two days in St Petersburg, starting at the exclusive and unbeatable all-inclusive Club price of […]

Save up to 53% on the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer, on a 10-night Baltic ‘White Nights’ Cruise to St Petersburg

Enjoy the stunning opulence of Imperial Russia in St Petersburg, exploring its treasures, palaces and landscapes at leisure, including Catherine The Great’s Royal Palace and her Amber Room, recognised as the Eighth Wonder of The World, on a cruise which takes you in six-star luxury from wonderful Copenhagen to Europe’s great cities: grandiose Berlin, the ‘Paris of the […]

Nobu Miami Beach Hotel: Exclusive Blue Ribbon deal for CountryClubuk Members

Nobu has opened a five-star hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. It’s already one of the Leading Hotels of The World, it’s as elegant and glamorous as one would expect, a landmark Art Deco hotel which offers world-class cuisine and service. For those who love Nobu’s fine food and style, it’s a dream destination—and our Members […]

Book Wimbledon 2019 Debenture Tickets: Club prices start from £298.90, saving £286: waiting list

The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament is also the oldest, most traditional, and most select of the four Grand Slam competitions. Wimbledon brings not only the best in sport but all the pleasures of a day spent in an ambience of total enjoyment and relaxation in a sylvan English setting quite unlike a normal sports […]

Ca’ Sagredo, a Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal: part of Venetian history: blissful nights and days in a palace of fine art, beauty and delight

A Palazzo in Venice: luxury down to a fine art Venice is Europe’s most romantic city; Ca’ Sagredo is a Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal, its walls lined with ancient frescoes. Together, the experience is out of this world . . . Drifting like a mirage within its watery realm, Venice is certainly the […]

Mark Tomlinson: In praise of the Polo Pony, supreme athlete of the equine world

People ask me what makes a good polo pony and in response I could point them in the direction of the runners in a major sprint race at Royal Ascot as a pretty good comparison. After all, the polo pony is of a similar make and shape and will often reach very high speeds while […]

Sir Edward Dashwood: Game shooting, the happiness dividend in obeying the call of the wild

Most Guns seek quality in their shooting, and that magic ingredient which makes the day special for themselves and their guests, be they family, friends or clients. But what is true quality, and where is it to be found? How can we measure such an ephemeral ingredient? To quantify an experience and the concept of […]

Francis Fulford: A cool look at how the country can benefit from the new ‘global warming’ religion

Whether or not we believe in global warming is irrelevant. The fact is that all political Parties have signed up to this new religion and it will have a material effect on our lives and on the landscape. As the Government, egged on by ‘sustainable fascists’, urges, indeed threatens to force us to make our […]

Robie Uniacke: Journey to an unexpected Paradise: Nicaragua’s Corn Islands

Few airports weigh the passengers along with their baggage but the one at Nicaragua’s Big Corn is special, even by the standards of those in remote areas. The size of a large garage, it is run by two cheerful, watermelon-eating girls who manhandle the baggage and direct passengers on to a marvellous old Fairbanks Morse […]

Matthew Barker: Alone with Michelangelo: Secrets of seeing Florence as the Florentines do

How to make the most of a city that seduces with its sublime art and architecture, while escaping the tourist hordes? Matthew Barker, who lived and worked there, reveals his inside knowledge on the secrets of seeing Florence as the Florentines do. For all its ravishing beauty, Florence can be maddeningly crammed at times, especially […]

Neal Martin: Second wines of the great Bordeaux Châteaux: One of the world’s most influential wine critics reveals his insights

Nothing in wine is more revealing than a blind tasting, both in professional circles and among friends. At one memorable event, among many distinguished Masters of Wine, I scored the Second Wine of Château Lafite Rothschild higher than the Grand Vin itself. Embarrassment turned to quiet satisfaction when some of my fellow tasters did the […]

Join us in the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot 2019: Enjoy a wonderful, privileged, sporting occasion in the presence of HM The Queen

To be invited into the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot is quite different from simply being there. The Royal Enclosure has been centrepiece of the British Social Season since being exclusively reserved for guests of King George III, and Royal Enclosure membership is still by invitation. So we are thrilled to have secured access to […]

Exclusive Members’ invitation to the prestigious Cartier Queen’s Cup 2019 in Polo’s 150th Anniversary Year at Guards Polo Club, with Champagne Reception and Three-Course Lunch by Mosimann’s in Guards Clubhouse

We are delighted to announce an invitation for our Members to enjoy the prestigious Cartier Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn, Windsor in an historic year—the 150th Anniversary of the Sport of Polo as we know it. This is the jewel in the crown of English polo, one of the world’s top five […]

Ian Balding: The Derby, its ultimate inside story

Illustrious careers are made and lost in a single afternoon in June on the Epsom Downs, when the finest three-year-old colts in Europe meet to decide which will enter Turf history as pre-eminent in its year. Ian Balding, who trained Mill Reef to win in 1971, reveals what makes it the greatest test of horse […]

The Ritz London, best 5-star hotel in Piccadilly: Club rates save you up to £600 for two with free bottle of Champagne and free upgrade

Asked to name a great hotel—not only in London but the world—and most people think of The Ritz. For style, gracious living, impeccable service and social cachet, it has no equal. It is one of our Members’ favourite hotels—the perfect location for a celebration of any kind. Now, as this grande dame of an hotel reflects […]

The Savoy London, ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World’ | Rooms from £299 for two with complimentary upgrade—and free Champagne in Kaspar’s restaurant

Francis Fulford reviews The Savoy, London, where our Members receive the very best deals on accommodation and dining. The Savoy would surely figure in anybody’s list of ‘Great Hotels of the World’, not only because of the attention to detail for which it has always been famous (it makes its own beds, for instance), or […]

Room with a view from The Shard: Such a sight, enjoyed amid the five-star luxury of Shangri-La Hotel, will make a celebration totally unforgettable: and Members enjoy exclusive rates

Stay in Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard and this will be your view of London. Our capital city, seen at leisure from 1,000 feet, has breathtaking beauty. Such a sight, enjoyed amid five-star luxury, will make any celebration totally unforgettable. And as you are a Member of CountryClubuk, your exclusive Club rates and treats will […]

The CountryClubuk Private Champagne Dinner at HRH The Prince of Wales’s Estate at Highgrove, following a Private Tour of the Prince’s Garden, July 9, 2019: waiting list

We are delighted to announce that our Members have been invited for an exclusive Private Visit to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’s Estate, Highgrove in Gloucestershire, on a Midsummer evening in July, for a Private Garden Visit followed by a delicious Three-Course Champagne Dinner. Summer in the Prince’s Garden at Highgrove is enchanting—and […]

William B Currie: The River Tyne, and all that it means

The chance of a visit to the Tyne is not to be missed. To add extra spice to the prospect, my friend called to say that the word from the lower river was of a good run of early salmon. Being by nature an opportunist, I drove down over a wet and windy Carter Bar, […]

Christopher Austyn: The lifespans of sporting guns built by masters of their craft

It is interesting to speculate over whether any self-respecting gunmaker has in mind the eventual demise of the product of his labours. In view of the many hundreds of hours spent in building a best gun, I think that nothing of the sort will enter his mind. As with any great creative process, the gunmaker, […]

The maiden voyage of the new super-luxury ship Regent Seven Seas Splendor Transatlantic Cruise: Europe To The USA 14 Nights: Departs Feb 07, 2020

Regent Seven Seas Splendour Transatlantic Cruise: Europe To The USA 14 Nights: Departs Feb 07, 2020

EXCITING NEW WORLD EVENT! Join us on the ultimate luxury cruise: Be first to experience a celebrated new six-star, multi-million-pound cruise ship on her maiden voyage from Europe to the USA We are delighted to announce this opportunity to be the very first guests to sail on the newest luxury ship in a celebrated international […]

To the iconic MalaMala Game Reserve, for the ultimate African Safari—including multiple sightings of The Big Five

MalaMala Game Reserve is in the Top Three African Safaris. If you want the supreme safari experience, this is it—an African independent private game reserve bordering Kruger National Park without fences, and with some of the easiest, highest quality sightings of the Big Five available throughout the continent. This is untamed Africa as it was […]