The Field is a monthly glossy dedicated to those brave souls who shoot, fish and hunt way beyond the call of duty. Since 1853, its staff has selflessly brought its readers the cream of rural life, be it pheasant shooting, dry-fly fishing or the distinct merits of Cheval Blanc. If you love fieldsports, errant terriers and very foxy friends at hunt balls, The Field is for you.

Christmas salad

Festive feasting is certainly a joy but the time will come to take a break from the indulgence. Philippa Davis’ Christmas salad makes a delicious light lunch, and will helpfully…

Dogs in the snow. Bramble

The weather outside may be frightful, but nothing will convince our gundogs to stay at home. As the snow continues to fall, cancelling sporting days and putting the 4x4s to…

Christmas gift guide for dogs

The sporting sort are easy to please at Christmas – a new bit of kit is guaranteed to go down a treat.  And pampered pooches will be indulged this season…

Best Christmas cheeseboard

No festive feast is complete without a positively groaning cheeseboard. And while British cheese has formerly been the poor relation of its continental cousins, there is now an enormous variety…

Christmas gift guide for sprogs

If you’ve been tasked with stuffing a sporting small’s stocking this year, take inspiration from The Field’s Christmas gift guide for sprogs. From a sporting piggy bank for precious pennies…

Home-cured salmon with sherry, dill and cranberries

Salmon is a Christmas day essential. But try something a little different this year, with a festive twist on the Nordic dish gravlax. Philippa Davis’ home-cured salmon with sherry, dill…

Royal coat of arms

The Royal coat of arms is just one of the fascinating things you may spy in a local church, while your mind wanders wickedly from the sermon. But where did…

Angels are integral to our Christmas tradition, from featuring in nativity scenes and carols to adorning the top of the tree, but few are aware of their pre-biblical origins. These…