Award winning Yorkshire butcher David Lishman and his shop - Lishman's of Ilkley


Lishmans Butchers has gained - and fully earned - its local, regional and national reputation as one of the top butcher's shops in the whole country.

It's the venue to visit for the very best in fine home dining … the choice of discerning people for whom lifestyle really counts … habitat of the highest quality meat products sourced from local farmers who truly care about the animals they raise … where everything on the menu is prepared entirely in-house.

  • Lishman's of Ilkley shopfront


Course Name Date Time Price
Cure a Ham for Christmas 13/11/14 6-9pm £125 Available
Cure a Ham for Christmas 27/11/14 6-9pm £125 Available

Our Butchery courses are always well received, but don't take our word for it, here are a few testimonials from recent attendees:

Just a quick note to say thank you for all the hard work that went into yesterday's course. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and found it both informative and fun. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

AW from Beamsley


The 2014 Tri-Nations Butchery Challenge

Posted 17 July 2014Uncategorized

Recently I had the honour and pleasure of captaining the British Butchery Team in the second Tri-Nations Butchery challenge. This event pits 6 of the best butchers from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, in a 2 hour competition where they cut and display 1 lamb and a side of beef per team, in such [...] Read more …

Summer take away menu

Summer take away menu

Posted 29 May 2014In the Shop

Take a look at this summer’s Take away Menu to  see our range of freshly made sandwiches and picnic items perfect for your next day out. Explore Ilkley, or head further afield and enjoy everything that the Dales and Moors have to offer with a Lishmans picnic in tow.     Read more …

Behind the Scenes at Lishmans: why we did it

Behind the Scenes at Lishmans: why we did it

Posted 22 May 2014Charcuterie

Recently we have discovered a new more modern way of getting our message across to the people. We are busy butchers; making pies, producing sausage, curing bacon and hams, and many other things beside which we are particularly proud of. Because of the layout of our shop in this Victorian terrace, much of what we [...] Read more …