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It’s Bellota time: a very special event with Lishman’s this week

Join us at Wednesday’s late night shopping event for the carving of our pure-bred Bellota ham, wine tasting, sherry sampling and much more… Wednesday 6th December – a true spectacle We’ve been looking forward to carving into our pure-bred Bellota from Arturo Sánchez for weeks. Join us in the shop on Wednesday evening to see David […]

Meet Us: The Families & Farmers who make Lishman’s

Annabel’s Turkeys Annabel has provided us with our turkeys for over 35 years. Farmed 30 mins from our shop, she takes exceedingly good care of these wonderful birds. It’s always a highlight for Joe’s kids’ when they get to bob over to see the turkey chicks in the summer! We’re confident with our supply, and […]

Meet the Producer – interview with British Charcuterie Live

Lishman’s of Ilkley | Meet the Producer Henrietta Green of British Charcuterie Live talked with David Lishman of Lishman’s of Ilkley. At the most recent British Charcuterie Live Awards in 2019, David was awarded Champion Producer. One of the world of Charcuterie’s early-adopters, and now joined by his daughter Emma, the business continues to go from […]

We did it!

It’s been a pretty hectic few days for us. Hot on the heels of our recent pork pie accolade at the DeliciouslYorkshire Taste Awards at the beginning of November, Lynne and I travelled down to London with Emma and Alex for the Butcher’s Shop of The Year Awards. We’ve invested a lot into the business recently […]

Lishman’s stars in Great Taste Awards

Our Yorkshire Chorizo has clinched the top accolade This year our Chorizo has won what is widely regarded as one of the highest accolades in the UK food industry: 3 Stars in the Great Taste Awards. Based on the traditional Spanish pork sausage – but with a made-in-Yorkshire twist – our Chorizo has been placed […]

The Smithfield Awards

We butchers love to pit our wits against one another to see who has the best pie, or sausage or innovative product. It’s a meat thing and it goes on all over the world. Just take a look at the barbecue competitions in the US. Q Guild Butchers  (there’s around 130 independent butchers shops who […]

Gilt Edged Pork

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 […]

Behind the Scenes at Lishmans: Why We Did It

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 […]