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


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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


Our Christmas brochure

Our Christmas brochure

Posted 22 October 2015Events

If you're tempted by our Christmas hams, fresh turkeys, pies and trimmings you can view and download a copy of our new brochure here - Lishman’s Christmas Brochure 2015 Your Lishmans 2015 order form is below - feel free to download & print off a copy or send your order through to  Confirmation emails will [...] Read more …

Gilt Edged Pork

Gilt Edged Pork

Posted 14 October 2015Charcuterie

When it comes to pork, the ladies have it. Young female pigs – Gilts – in the view of most farmers and butchers ‘in the know’ produce a better flavoured, more succulent meat than their male counterparts. Have you ever experienced a rather unpleasant aroma and flavour when cooking pork? A smell that is not [...] Read more …

The Tri-Nations Butchery Challenge 2015

The Tri-Nations Butchery Challenge 2015

Posted 05 October 2015Events

Butchers are renowned for holding competitions between themselves to discover who produces the best sausage, bakes the finest pie, or has the skills to produce the most creative meat display in the land. So it was not unusual when one afternoon, outside The Hand and Shear, a pub near Smithfield market, and after a particularly [...] Read more …