Eat the Dales
Relax and enjoy the stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery over a delicious meal, light snack or cup of freshly brewed tea/coffee. Our award-winning* café is well known for its delicious Yorkshire Dales home cooking, with local favourites as well as our own signature dishes (no visit to the Dales is complete without trying our famous pink fish & chips with beer batter). All our food is freshly made by our chefs, locally sourced where possible and free from artificial ingredients.
We cater for children with a wide selection of healthy and fun dishes from our Young Fisherman’s Menu. Colouring sheets and crayons are provided to keep youngsters amused while their meal is being prepared. For our younger guests we also have high chairs and baby changing facilities, and we are very happy to warm baby food.
*Kilnsey Park Estate was Yorkshire Life Food Destination of the Year 2014.
Our food is our story
If you love great local produce then Kilnsey Park Estate is the place for you. We’ve produced our famous rainbow trout here since 1978, there’s an award-winning smokehouse on site, and our chefs are masters of creating distinctive, wholesome dishes from the best produce the Dales has to offer.
The Estate shop offers a selection of Kilnsey fish plus home-cooked dishes for you to enjoy. We also stock quality local gifts.
We still produce our fish the old-fashioned way, from lake to plate. Our award-winning smoked trout is produced traditionally, without compromise. The fresh fish are gutted and filleted by hand, then soaked in brine before being placed in the smokehouse ovens. Hot smoke from smouldering oak sawdust cooks the fish traditionally to produce a delicately flavoured naturally succulent smoked trout.
Our smoked fish can be eaten in our café or taken home from the Estate Shop. It is also supplied to leading restaurants and pubs across Yorkshire.
We run our own culinary Masterclasses at the Estate, including Lake to Plate, where you can learn to catch a fish before our chefs demonstrate how to cook it, finishing up with a delicious three-course meal. Click here to find out more about our Masterclasses.