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Welcome to

Beatson House

The Beatson House Team is delighted to welcome you to Beatson House, unashamedly a ‘Yorkshire Fine Dining Restaurant’. 

Our menu is based on a balance of regular favourites blended with those dishes you don’t cook at home every day with a focus on using fresh and local ingredients.

Beatson House is a unique location based in a conversion of a 18th Century cottage and the original village butcher’s shop. We are in the conservation area of the picturesque village of Cawthorne near Cannon Hall Farm where 5 on the Farm is filmed.

Lee Haigh

The Head Chef

Lee has been a Chef at Beatson House for over 20 years and became our Head Chef  in 2017. A local lad, trained at Barnsley’s Catering College. Lee is not only responsible for menu design and sourcing new exciting ingredients but also for training and mentoring the many chefs we employ from the local area and the college as they start or progress through their careers.

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Holme Farmed Venison

Our Valued Suppliers

Yorkshireman Nigel Sampson returned to his roots in 1990 following time as estate manager on the Isle of Jura, Scotland. His passion for deer farming turning his Yorkshire based one-man farm into a company that produces award-winning prime venison employing 40 people managing a herd of 2,000 native red deer.

Nigel puts the business’s success down to two things: firstly, the quality and full flavour of its products, and secondly the emergence of venison as ‘the new beef’. Once a meat favoured by the aristocracy and royalty, “Venison has shrugged off its claret and tweed image and become very popular as a healthier, lower fat alternative that’s naturally high in omega 3 fatty acids yet versatile enough for both the summer barbecue or the winter roast” said Nigel.

Our location

Where to find us

Located in Cawthorne, Barnsley, close to Cannon Hall gardens, museum, and farm. Beaton House is within easy reach of Leeds, Barnsley, Sheffield, Wakefield, Rotherham, Halifax, Penistone, and Silkstone.

Discover Our Menu

Our menu comprises of the finest freshest seasonal produce, due to this focus on quality and freshness our offerings may vary slightly.

We source all our meat and poultry from farmers in Yorkshire, with the emphasis on as local a producer as possible. This enables us to focus on us getting our produce as fresh as it can possibly be. With this emphasis in mind here are some of our suppliers.


James Rusby from Gunthwaite Penistone, for the supply of Lamb and Beef.  


David Johnson from Knabbs Hall farm, Silkstone common for the supply of the poultry.


Jonathan Allum of Wakefield butchers for the supply of Yorkshire steak and finest calves liver.


Holme Farm from Sherburn in Elmet for the supply of the venison and game.


Sailbrand from Huddersfield for the supply of our produce from the sea.


Should you require any additional information relating to our menus or have any specific dietary requirements please feel free to contact us.

Additionally if you are looking for a more bespoke menu for your special occasion you may like to speak to our head chef Lee Haigh.