about hawkshead relish

About Us

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The Hawkshead Relish Company is an artisan producer of award winning preserves based in the historic village of Hawkshead in the heart of the English Lake District.

The range of over 120 relishes, pickles and preserves are handmade in small batches using traditional open pans and locally sourced ingredients, without any artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives, all are free from nuts and gluten and suitable for vegetarians.

Holding 50 Great Taste Awards, the Hawkshead Relish Company has become known for quality and excellence.

Production takes place just south of Hawkshead in a beautifully restored 16th century barn on the edge of Esthwaite Water, whilst the original premises is now home to the shop and a showcase for the range in the centre of Hawkshead village.

Our Shop in Hawkshead

Hawkshead Relish provides a truly Cumbrian gastronomic experience at the namesake shop situated in the picturesque village square of Hawkshead nestled in the heart of the English Lake District. A traditional, 16th century Lakeland building, lending itself as an emporium to all the wonderful handmade preserves and relishes.

Our welcoming staff wholeheartedly encourage the sampling of all the award winning preserves; transforming browsing into a relished experience. Bespoke hampers and gifts are made to your requirements for a perfect personal souvenir to savour.

A Hawkshead Relish preserve will ensure you long continue to relish your visit to Hawkshead!

The shop is open daily (except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day and New Years Day). Winter Opening: 9.30am – 5.00pm, Summer Opening: 9.30am – 5.30am (we change when the clocks do!).

Open daily with free tastings on offer every day.

Open daily with free tastings on offer every day.

Mark and Maria's appearance on Ready Steady Cook
Mark and Maria's appearance on Ready Steady Cook
Mark & Maria present Hawkshead Relish products to Her Royal Majesty The Queen
Mark & Maria present Hawkshead Relish products to Her Royal Majesty The Queen
Hawkshead Relish celebrate winning 'Retailer of the Year' at a local awards ceremony.
Hawkshead Relish celebrate winning 'Retailer of the Year' at a local awards ceremony.