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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

Good choice of food excellent service loved the log fire

Rosemary Harmer 24 December 2016
from calverley

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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

3.7 ((()* (based on 30 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (21)
  • lunch (18)
  • dinner (12)
  • value (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by David Keough from Ilkley

    From Stat to finish very very good.

  • ((((* 24 December 2016 by Rosemary Harmer from calverley

    Good choice of food excellent service loved the log fire

  • ((((* 25 October 2016 by Christine from London

    Tasty food, nice atmosphere & great location. Went for Sunday lunch, book ahead as gets very busy.

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Ian Creasey from Durham

    Good food, good beer, friendly staff

  • ((((* 23 September 2016 by Toko from Leeds

    Location, location, location!

  • ((((( 15 September 2016 by Kath Greenwood from Blackpool

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

  • ((((* 23 August 2016 by Janet Johnson 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.

  • ((((( 13 August 2016 by Chris Brown from Birkenshaw

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

  • ((((* 3 July 2016 by Mary Eley 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.

  • ((*** 10 June 2016 by Pauline Fieldhouse from Guiseley

    Very poor. Not much choice for non meat eaters.

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