Exquisite Evenings

5 course gastronomic tasting experience with wine flight 6:45pm - 11:30pm

5 course tasting experience


The Earl & Countess of Derby invite you into their home to experience the gastronomic delights of their executive chef Paul Macnish.  This is a unique opportunity to experience fine dining of the highest quality within an authentic stately home.

Enjoy a five course tasting menu along with six paired wines, that have been carefully selected by the sommelier from Boutinot wines to accompany each course.  During the evening the sommelier will join guests in our State Dining Room to talk you through each of the wines.

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5 Course Tasting Menu

Our Executive Chef Paul Macnish will be creating a delicious tasting menu on the 17th May 2019 Exquisite Evening. Our sommelier from Boutinot Wines has carefully selected the perfect wine to accompany each course.

Freshly baked bread & butter selection

Amuse Bouche

One egg is just un oeuf

(Egg, dashi, enoki)

River maps

(Hake, parsley, caviar, buttermilk)

Lamb pie

(Lamb, morel, mint, potato)

From the earth

(Beetroot, pecorino, balsamic)

Breakfast time

(Cereal, sugar, milk)

Finished with Knowsley’s own blend of tea, coffee & petit fours


Tasting Menu with wine pairing £120 per person

Tasting Menu with non-alcoholic pairing £95 per person

Tasting Menu £75 per person

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We were thoroughly spoilt from start to finish. The staff were exceptional and should be congratulated on their customer service. Having a sommelier and chef meeting and explaining the food and wine was a lovely bonus.

Exquisite Evening – Joanne McMahon

Guest Accommodation

For those who would like to extend the experience further we have 15 bedrooms which have received 5* Gold award from Visit Britain.  Each room has been individually designed by The Countess of Derby herself and are immaculately maintained to a high standard by our housekeeping team. Expect country house chic, immaculately high standards and heritage meets updated luxury. Prices start from £355 for an Executive bedroom to include a Tasting Menu and wine flight for two people with a full English and continental breakfast.

To talk to one of our team about reserving accommodation on the 15th February please call 0151 489 4827.






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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