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The Cow & Calf - Ilkley

Hangingstone Road, Ilkley, LS29 8BT +44 1943613949

((()* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Location, location, location!

Toko 23 September 2016
from Leeds

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Previously a luxurious Victorian spa hotel, The Cow & Calf – Ilkley serves traditional British pub cuisine and looks out on to the dramatic Ilkley Moor and iconic Cow and Calf rock formation, which can be viewed from the al fresco beer garden. There is a strong sense of cosiness at The Cow and Calf due to the trusty Innkeeper’s Lodge, the welcoming open fire and the oaken furnishings.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Cow & Calf menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Cow & Calf ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Cow and Calf is just 4 minutes’ drive from Ilkley Train Station, in West Yorkshire.

The Cow & Calf - Ilkley

Hangingstone Road, Ilkley, LS29 8BT

Contact +44 1943607335
Reservations +44 1943613949

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Customer reviews for The Cow & Calf - Ilkley

3.6 ((()* (based on 27 reviews)
74% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (20)
  • lunch (16)
  • dinner (11)
  • value (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( by from Durham

    Good food, good beer, friendly staff

  • ((((* by from Leeds

    Location, location, location!

  • ((((( by from Blackpool

    Beautiful setting and views, very wide choice on menu and food excellent. service also excellent.

  • ((((* by from Ilkley

    'The Cow & Calf' has a lovely atmosphere, very clean and the staff are very friendly. The food was excellent although my couscous salad should have had a warning that it was very hot and spicy with lots of chillies in it, it made my eyes water, but it was delicious. Although the waiting staff were lovely the service was very slow. My daughter was on her lunch break and we were waiting a long time for our meal in fact it took over 2 hours for two courses. On the whole though we thoroughly enjoyed our eating experience at The Cow & Calf.

  • ((((( by from Birkenshaw

    We have been to The Cow and Calf many times, and have always been very happy with everything.

  • ((((* by from Leeds

    Service from entering the bar area to seating and waitress service was excellent. Staff were helpful and pleasant. Meals were very well presented and delicious- the time from ordering to being served was amazingly quick.
    A delightful experience around - thoroughly recommend a visit here.

  • ((*** by from Guiseley

    Very poor. Not much choice for non meat eaters.

  • ((((* by from Leeds

    Lovely meal in a peaceful setting. Just what was needed for a long awaiting catch up with old friend

  • ((((* by from Lincoln

    Lovely lunch in a stunning setting. Good service. Will definitely go again.

  • ((((( by from Baildon

    I met Sheila at the Cow & Calf, Ilkley on 9th April 2016 and this was our very first date. We decided to celebrate our first one month 'anniversary' back at the venue where we first met, however, on Saturday last I proposed to her and she graciously accepted. So the meal became a double celebration and the setting/ambience was PERFECT !!
    Your staff were so very friendly and attentive and it was a pleasure to be there with my fiancé enjoying the evening. Top this off with a gorgeous sunset against the Cow & Calf rocks and the setting was perfect for a very romantic evening.
    Our wedding is planned for around this time in 2017 and I have just been thinking about suggesting to Sheila that we might hold our reception at the Cow & Calf...............please would you be so kind as to let me have your thoughts on same along with an idea of menus etc.
    It would be perfect as you have guest rooms and as we will have friends coming from various locations in the UK and overseas then what better than the C & C, plus the location and views would be something which our guests would talk about for a long time.
    Overall, we were HIGHLY DELIGHTED with the whole experience and it will CERTAINLY become a regular venue for us.
    Many thanks to all !!

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