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The Fox

) #37 of 73 Restaurants in Ilkley $$ - $$$ , British,
129 Bradford Rd | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
+44 1943 873024
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (9 reviews)
“pork” (15 reviews)
“puds” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
129 Bradford Rd | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
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1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a Sat, hadn't booked but have a future booking in Oct for a special occasion and wanted to ensure the food was good. Tasteful surroundings and attentive friendly staff. There is a very good fixed price menu with plenty of choice for £16...More

Thank Jemma C
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Afternoon Gemma, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review, I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed you recent visit to The Fox. The 3 course 'deal' is very good value for money, and very popular, and I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fox provides good pub fare in a great atmosphere with friendly, attentive staff. It seemed to attract every type of customer:- young and old, walkers, cyclists, motorists and locals, even dogs were welcomed. Service was quick and the food good - glad we stopped...More

Thank ColDogMacK
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review! It is always nice to see that someone has enjoyed there visit to The Fox when they have just popped by. I am pleased to hear that you were satisfied with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in after work for some food and a drink. Very good service,good food, in a nice relaxed atmosphere,and dog friendly in the bar area too with doggie snax!More

Thank Andrew H
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Fox, we try to ensure all our guests needs are catered for, even that of your dog! I hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pub fayre in a pub atmosphere. Service brisk and attentive. Mains arrived in reasonable time. Sea bass was cooked just right . Two fillets were not expected. Chef needed height on the plate and thus below the fish was a variety of items. Sadly they...More

Thank JennyandDerek
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jenny & Derek, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. I am pleased to hear that the service you received whilst visiting us was good. In terms of the food you ordered I am sorry that you did not enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived, we were surprised at how busy the whole place was, clearly Thursday is the new Saturday! Among a bit of confusion with another table, we were shown to a table. We were presented with 3 different menus - a main menu, a...More

Thank midgetgem23
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for leaving a review. We strive for 100% satisfaction with all our guests, and so I am sorry we could not achieve that with your experience. I am pleased to hear however that although your experience wasn't worth five stars, you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WHEN you think about it - no one should write a critique of their own "local" By definition, if it's your "local" then you go there repeatedly because you like it so anything you write about it must be biased. But allowing for all of...More

Thank clongowes
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for leaving such a positive review! As a local, it is really nice to hear you are enjoying your experiences at The Fox, and I am thrilled to see that you keep returning. I am sure you are working your way...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we called in on Tuesday 18th July. the two girls who were working Abigail and Lucy were very nice and very obliging. the food was of the highest quality and we as a couple would recommend this place to eat to all our friends.

Thank John D
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, Thank you for the lovely comments you have left myself and my colleague Lucy. The chef was pleased to hear you enjoyed his food and we hope to welcome you back soon! Thanks, Abigail

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Beautifully presented pub but, having been a few times now, the service and food is lacking. Real shame as the place has real potential!More

Thank janiceclarke56
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Janice, I am really sorry to hear that both our service and food are not living up to our premium standards. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us on enquiry@thefoxmenston.co.uk. I hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

What a great day we had. The staff where welcoming, relaxed, attentive but not over attentive. The function room was perfect for our needs, the food was simple but very well presented. I could not fault the staff or the service. Truly a brilliant day!...More

2  Thank davejf27
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dave, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Fox, we're happy we could meet your expectations! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit. Take care! Regards Shane Deri General Manager

Reviewed 18 June 2017

The fox is a very nice and friendly pub. We went tonight as a family of 5 for my wife's birthday. We arrived at 7:30 and the dtink service and food order was quick and efficient. That was the last of the good news. The...More

Thank Clanhudson
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. We would like the opportunity to find out how we can better assist you in the future. If you are willing, please contact me on 01943873024...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Bradford Rd | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 873024
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Description
traditional Yorkshire village pub & restaurant
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