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
Who made all the Pies? 24/04/14 6-9.30pm £125 Available
Charcuterie 08/05/14 6-9.30pm £125 Available
Who made all the Pies? 29/05/14 6-9.30pm £125 Available
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 Joys of Spring Lamb

The Joys of Spring Lamb

Posted 11 April 2014Uncategorized

When I first came to butchery on leaving school in the early 80’s, the first Spring Lamb was a long awaited delicacy which didn’t show itself until the Easter period. Last year’s lamb had all but dried up around Christmas time, and what was left, the hogget as it would now be called, was considered [...] Read more …

A Salumi Tour of Tuscany

A Salumi Tour of Tuscany

Posted 31 January 2014Uncategorized

Any fool can know. The point is to understand – Albert Einstein I have read all the books on the science of salami making and cured meat preserving. I have practiced it to quite a degree too. But it’s not until you meet the fathers, sons and families whose lives revolve round it and has [...] Read more …

Christmas time on the farm

Christmas time on the farm

Posted 04 December 2013Uncategorized

Being the son of a farmer, growing up in the late 60′s and 70′s, Christmas was, and still remains a hugely busy time of year for me. My mother, (it was the domain of the farmer’s wife) reared and fattened turkeys, chickens and geese to sell at the farm gate for the festive period. It [...] Read more …