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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
+44 1943 607335
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

A great pub with a lovely coal fire burning to keep you warm on winter days. Food was really nice and the pub is doggie friendly. Ilkely Moor so close...

Thank maggiegy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last night and from start to finish was wonderful. We had a lovely room excellent friendly service from all the staff. We had the Saturday three course steak menu for evening meal delicious from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble...More

1  Thank ByramYorkshire
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello ByramYorkshire, It makes me very happy to hear that we could meet your expectations on this visit, these are the sorts of comments that fuel us to keep delivering the service we pride ourselves on. We hope you do return in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited between Christmas and New Year. Service was good, food was average. Both ordered sandwiches, the bread was rather hard to eat and the steak was a bit flabby (difficult to bite through). Wouldn’t rush back personally.

Thank juke-ls2
General manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Juke-ls2, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cow and Calf with family for a meal . Both food and service was very good. We arrived on a very windy day and it was nice to get inside and received a warm welcome . The pub is well laid out...More

Thank Davidas71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent really enjoyed our Xmas lunch in this charming country Inn. We live an hours drive away and was well worth the drive. It was very busy but the food was hot and very good quality only gripe was not enough custard with Xmas pudding...More

Thank Roger D
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Roger, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas lunch with us at the Cow and Calf and that we could meet your expectations. Christmas day to us is all about making it a special experience for our guests and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here between Christmas and New Year, this is our third visit over the years. On entering there was only one person serving behind the bar and 4 people in front of us. Had to wait about 15mins to be served and seated at...More

Thank lisarodgers
General manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Lisarodgers, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the price, food seems to come out of packets, mass produced without care. Feel ripped off as location is so brilliant you want to eat there but it’s horrible food.More

Thank NDB-49
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello NDB-49, It deeply upsets to me hear that you were dissatisfied with your recent visit. Your comments about the food have been taken on board and I will have a sit down with my kitchen team to ensure this level of quality does not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a hike over the moors we were looking forward to a good drink and food. Was waiting 20 minutes at bar to be served, no eye contact or any rush to get people served. One of the girls behind the bar insisted it wasn't...More

Thank Angiebarbara
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looked like the staff had had a long day when we arrived in the evening. They looked tired and because of hat we were left waiting, asking for drinks and asking for finished plates/glasses to be taken away. Will give one more try.

Thank Arryand
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. It is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a nice place to eat, drink, or stay overnight. It is quaint, comfortable and the staff is friendly and professional. The rooms are clean and well appointed. Be prepared, the wind is strong, but you know that if you’ve hiked to the...More

Thank EJRover
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi E Jane S, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Cow and Calf. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

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Fay020693
26 October 2017|
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Response from MelP2013_13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a special area to the left as you walk into the bar area where dogs are allowed.
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Kim V
2 March 2017|
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Response from Martyn S | Reviewed this property |
I can't explain the bad reviews, as we had a very good experience.
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shaun_gazey
28 May 2016|
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Response from General manager A | Property representative |
Yes we allow dogs into our business however we only have selected dining areas where dogs are allowed. Please call ahead to book one of these tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 607335
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Description
Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Cow & Calf - Ilkley offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.
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