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The Cow & Calf - Ilkley

Hangingstone Road, Ilkley, LS29 8BT +44 1943613949

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

friendly staff...smooth service... a bit too much food...ordered only roast. the only odd thing was that the whole restaurant and pub smelled like human urine.

Caroline Rodomar 16 October 2017
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

3.8 ((((* (based on 38 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (25)
  • dinner (17)
  • value (11)
  • al fresco (10)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • child friendly (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • romantic (8)
  • breakfast (6)
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  • (((** 18 October 2017 by Vaughan from Leeds

    OK - Overall we are familiar with carveries , and the best results are obtained by getting there early - At around 3.,00, the food is on the reheat , which was hot it tastes , especially the roast potatoes

  • ((((* 16 October 2017 by Caroline Rodomar from leeds

    friendly staff...smooth service... a bit too much food...ordered only roast. the only odd thing was that the whole restaurant and pub smelled like human urine.

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by Sue Lupton from Otley

    Fabulous meal in very pleasant surroundings. Table by window with amazing view of valley below. Particularly impressed with prawns and scallops starter. Decent portion sizes and very well put together dishes. Staff very friendly and helpful. Our visit wasn't the first and certainly won't be the last.

  • (((** 26 March 2017 by Jill Pettifor from Leeds

    Good value nice food but the service was very slow and we waited.ages for our starter and even longer for our main.

  • ((((( 24 March 2017 by Jane Murray from Leeds

    We enjoyed a delicious lunch, great atmosphere,first class service and excellent value.

  • ((((* 11 February 2017 by Stephen Jones from Manchester

    Food and service was good. Even phoned a taxi for us. Also, good selection of local beers.

  • ((((( 4 February 2017 by Sandra Attwood from Otley

    Have been to the Cow and Calf for a meal for various events. Every week I take my old dad out for a meal and we love the Cow and Calf, the service, the environment and ambiance and food are just lovely. Our favourite meal is the Ham Hock - gorgeous... desert is the mini trifle with latte......second to none. Thank you

  • ((((( 24 January 2017 by Margaret Williams from Bradford

    Although the restaurant was very busy, the service was very quick and efficient. The chicken pie was delicious, and the frozen yoghurt for dessert was equally delicious and there was a good quantity of fresh berries with it.

  • ((((( 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

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