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
British Charcuterie - Sausage & Bacon 12/03/15 10:00 - 16:00 £130 Available
The Whole Lamb 26/03/15 10:00 - 16:00 £130 Available
Carltons Home-Reared Porkers – From Nose to Tail 14/05/15 10:00 - 16:00 £130 Available
British Charcuterie - Sausage & Bacon 16/06/15 10:00 - 16:00 £130 Available
Who made all the Pies? 24/09/15 10:00 - 16:00 £130 Available
Cure a Ham for Christmas 12/11/15 6-9pm £125 Available
Cure a Ham for Christmas 26/11/15 6-9pm £130 Available
Butchery Course Gift Voucher 31/12/15 10:00 - 16:00 £130 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


Roasting meat to perfection

Roasting meat to perfection

Posted 26 February 2015General

There are so many ways of roasting and here I am adding just another piece of advice. It’s the question we behind the butcher’s counter get asked the most, ‘how long should I cook this?’ The standard reply from my apprentice days by George, my now long departed boss was, ‘give it 20 minutes per [...] Read more …

York Ham – The king of hams

York Ham – The king of hams

Posted 15 September 2014Uncategorized

There are dozens, possibly hundreds of styles of ham throughout the world, ranging from the prosciutto, Serrano style hams which are sliced very thinly and served just as it is, cured but not cooked, to the Wiltshire or Country hams which are cooked and served hot or cold. All the hams were created for the [...] Read more …

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 …