Britain’s largest wild land mammal
Red deer have roamed – and been hunted – on these islands since Mesolithic times. Red deer typically prefer woodland and forests, though the deer can adapt to moorlands, and the image of stags roaming the glens of Scotland is iconic. The rutting of red stags is one of the natural wonders of these Isles. Our red deer are sourced wild from Scotland or are ‘wild enclosed’ from British parklands, such as at Studley Royal. As with all venison, this meat is low in fat and supremely high in protein. Unlike farmed venison, the wild grazing translates to flavours and distinctive finish.