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A Handmade Christmas at Keelham

A Handmade Christmas at Keelham

Christmas is our favourite time of year at Keelham and we want to share it with you, your friends and family by creating the best-tasting seasonal food and drink possible.

Over half of what you can buy in our shops is handmade by us because we think food tastes best when it’s made fresh every day, rather than on a factory production line. The rest of the shops are brimming with food we’ve chosen from local farmers and producers we know and trust. Whether you’re looking for a traditional turkey or something a little left of the coop such as goose, duck or capon, our Butchers will help you decide.

Even the trimmings take centre stage at Keelham. No Christmas dinner is complete without handmade pigs in blankets, chipolatas and our sage & onion stuffing balls, and our Christmas fresh fruit and veg boxes are hand-picked by our greengrocers and filled with all the good stuff you’ll need for over the festive season.

It’s not just the main event we’ve got sorted; all our puddings are personally picked by the Keelham team (what a terrible job!) and created by our specialist local food partners, and we’ve got enough cheese and wine to take you through to boxing day and even into the New Year.

Ordering your Christmas food is as easy as 1, 2, 3, just head to our Christmas page and fill out an order form or pop into either our Thornton or Skipton shops and make your order in person.

Keelham Kitchen – a destination in itself

Keelham Farm Shop’s tasting room for the Skipton shop, Keelham Kitchen, is the perfect place to get into the festive spirit this Christmas.

Bookings are now being taken for our favourite Yuletide Feast of either three courses and coffee for £29.95 or two courses for £24.95.  Our delicious Christmas dinners will be served every day from the 29th November, all handmade by us in the Keelham Kitchen using fresh seasonal ingredients from the shop – which you can then buy to have a go at re-creating the culinary magic at home. As the feast is a sharing menu, booking ahead is required, just call 01756 664170. 

Keelham Christmas Taste Night

If you want to tantalise your taste buds and try our Christmas food before you take it home, you’re in for a treat as we host our Keelham Christmas Taste Night on Wednesday 28th November at Skipton. The whole shop will showcase as many of our wonderful food and suppliers as we can squeeze in, and creations from our own Keelham team, just before the party season gets in full swing.

From 3.30pm to 9pm there’ll be tasting in the shop, free for all customers, and from 6.30pm to 9pm there will be ticketed beer and wine events taking place in Keelham Kitchen and on the mezzanine. Tickets are £10 and includes events downstairs and upstairs tastings, as well as £10 off any purchase on the night over £50 of wine, beer or gin. Specialists and samplings of food, wine, beer and even books (on Yorkshire beer, of course) will be on hand to inspire customers preparing for Christmas. Snap up your ticket here.


There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained throughout the festive season too. An extra special guest will be joining us for breakfast at the Skipton shop in December. Santa will be docking his sleigh outside every Sunday in December (8-10am, until 23rd December) whilst he updates his naughty or nice list over a tasty breakfast. If you would like to join him, enjoy a freshly prepared Keelham breakfast buffet and a gift for every child, tickets at £10 (for children) and £15 (for adults) are available on 01756 664170. Over in Thornton, Santa arrives on 1st December to take up residence in his glittering grotto until Christmas Eve. You can find more information, including opening times and ticket details, here.