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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

) #35 of 72 Restaurants in Ilkley $$ - $$$ , 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 good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (40 reviews)
“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
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1 - 10 of 801 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Just had a bite to eat at this place and took a family friend who is visiting from Portugal. I was embarrassed by the food and service and won't be going back. First they wanted to seat me on a sofa which the material had...More

Thank tjs65178
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a group on ten people a mixture of adults and children, they accommodated us very well the service was excellent. All the dishes were so attractive and tasted good. Cannot praise highly enough, lovely evening and they were busy too, but that did...More

Thank Susanp123459
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff were very helpful - even setting a table specially to make the members of our party with mobility issues and walking sticks as comfortable as possible. Everyone really enjoyed the food - they even had a good vegetarian selection.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Dad and I had a great Sunday lunch here. Although it was very busy, staff were friendly and helpful and the roast was delicious and great value. Love their little puds and coffee - guilt free (nearly!) way of rounding off a great meal.More

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

Hi Sue, 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! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good warm and friendly atmosphere. Plenty of choice on the menu. The food was very good and nice and hot. I would go back again if in the area.

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

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! Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for anyone walking on Ilkley Moor conveniently located near the Cow and Calf Service was good and a good selection of hand drawn ales including guest ales Food was good with a nice selection and reasonable priced I imagine in the winter this...More

Thank DrNic1
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a good hike, this place is the calming oasis. Good pints and comforting surrounds. The view is outstanding. Our sandwiches were okay but the side salad reminds me of English cuisine 25 years ago. We didn't get the wow from the food, but it...More

Thank AnnY_in_UK
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Anny_in_uk, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after climbing the Cow - didn't make it up the Calf. I am familiar with Vintage Inns living not far from Beachy Head. Menu is reasonable - but due to a large party in that day we had to wait a...More

Thank Tom B
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tom B, it is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great. We have now looked at this and we wont take any bookings over 12 in future thank you for your feedback

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for lunch with family. The place is lovely and the service is quick .... the food was average. My dad had the steak sandwhich which he enjoyed except for the dry bread. The cod sandwhich was sadly disappointing. Thick dry bread filled with...More

Thank Gabby83
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gabby83, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The roast dinners were very good, only thing that let them down massively was the burnt to a crisp Yorkshire puddings. They must have known this when they were served, could not cut through them with a knife so we had to just leave them....More

Thank Morgan R
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Morgan R, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one.

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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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