Our menus are personally tasted by The Earl and Countess of Derby to ensure the highest quality

Fine Dining

All of our menus are designed by our Executive Chef to the Knowsley Estate and The Earl and Countess of Derby, Paul Macnish.

Paul and the rest of our team are passionate about seasonal, locally produced dishes. As a seal of quality, The Earl and Countess of Derby personally taste and approve every dish before its inclusion on our menus.

Here at Knowsley our main concern is respecting food and ensuring that every plate is treated with the same love and respect, whether we are creating a dish for one person or over a hundred. We believe food isn’t just about putting it on a plate, it’s about how it arrived there from the farmer that produced it, to the young apprentice learning their skill whilst preparing the experience for you to savour.

Throughout the year we host our Exquisite Evenings.  This is a unique opportunity to experience fine dining of the highest quality within a majestic setting.  Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu and each course will be accompanied by the perfect wine selected by the Sommelier from wine Merchant Boutinot.

If you’d like to talk with our Chef at any time, just ask. We’ll be happy to help with personal touches that will make your event even more special.



The food was tasty and filling, and there were plenty of options ‘off menu’ that were suggested to me for vegetarians/fussier eaters. I loved that most of the ingredients were locally sourced.

Naomi & Charles Hallum – May 2016

Your Wedding Breakfast

Our wedding breakfast is one of the finest menus you’ll ever taste and is designed by our Executive Chef to the Knowsley Estate and The Earl and Countess of Derby, Paul Macnish. We use only the very finest of ingredients, where possible, locally sourced – in particular from the Knowsley Estate. Complemented by wines from The Earl of Derby’s wine cellar.

Our three course wedding breakfast menu has been designed to give you a guide from which to start your planning. Our Chefs are always happy to discuss menus with you to ensure your wedding breakfast is personal to your tastes and bespoke to your needs.

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Your corporate event

Whether you are planning an executive dinner, a charity event, conference or a simple meeting, we have a range of menu options that will suit your needs.

Our menus have been designed as a guide and our Chef’s will be happy to develop a menu that is completely bespoke to meet your needs. Just get in touch and we can talk you through all the options to find the perfect solution for your event.


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The catering was absolutely outstanding! We chose some particularly difficult dishes but the quality of food in particular the beef wellington was better than a recent meal at the Waldorf.  Our thanks to the Chef!

Chris and Emily Bramley – May 2016

Our Awards

Knowsley Hall are proud to have received several prestigious awards.

  • County Brides Winner 2015
  • Visit England Gold Award
  • Visit England Guest Accommodation Award
  • Visit England Breakfast Award

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