Gloucestershire's leading shooting school reveals impressive new expansion

One of the UK's top 10 largest shooting schools is now even bigger, as Cheltenham's popular Ian Coley Sporting reveals its brand-new events venue, cafe and expanded retail area — as well as a sunny terrace overlooking the shooting ground.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published

Fans of clay pigeon shooting in Gloucestershire will be delighted that the county's leading shooting school, Ian Coley Sporting, has just completed a significant redevelopment of its facilities — including an impressive expansion.

Already one of the top 10 largest shooting sports providers in the UK, it now boasts a 75-plus capacity events venue, an entirely new cafe and expanded retail area, too. 

Established in 1970 and based just outside of Cheltenham, Ian Coley Sporting offers expert tuition for shooters of all abilities including their 'Have-A-Go' lessons perfect for new shooters and memberships for regular shooters; corporate hospitality packages; as well as a large range of guns, shooting accessories and country clothing in its gun shop. 

Its new large capacity hospitality space means the business can now accommodate everything from evening events and meet and shoot packages to conferences and product launches — and much more. The space also boasts a terrace with fantastic views overlooking the shooting ground that's brilliant for summer days. 

Plus, the new cafe is open to everyone from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm, serving delicious coffee from FIRE+FLOW Roastery, as well as other hot drinks and a variety of food including homemade cakes and sweet treats; pastries and breakfast rolls; and light lunches. It can even cater for corporate events.

With the expansion of the site, Ian Coley Sporting aims to create a one-stop destination for all country lifestyle enthusiasts across Gloucestershire, whether you're shooting, shopping, relaxing in the cafe or hosting events. 

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