We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ilkley Moor Vaults

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Stockeld Road, Ilkley, England
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Ilkley Moor Vaults and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Description: Best meal I've had for some time. “A gastropub that really lives up to...
Best meal I've had for some time. “A gastropub that really lives up to the name” HARDEN'S UK RESTAURANT GUIDE 2008 "Thoughtful, wholesome food" THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2010 "Don't hestitate. Just go" SAWDAY'S PUBS & INNS 2010 "Highly recommended" YORKSHIRE POST 2010
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Taps....Fighting Back

Yes I know its the Ilkley Moor Vaults but to the locals this and always will be The Taps Thankfully it is now under new ownership. They have cleared out the kitchen, put in new people and are slowly sorting the menus and adding a few touches here and there. I am delighted to report that it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Ian L
,
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Pre booked a table for 5.30pm food served from 6pm. Our daughter was treating us to a meal and then dropping off my husband at King's Hall, Ilkley to listen to Michael Portillo - this was my husband's 70th birthday treat for her Dad! We were allowed to take our dog Astra into the Restaurant area, which completed our family... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Yes I know its the Ilkley Moor Vaults but to the locals this and always will be The Taps Thankfully it is now under new ownership. They have cleared out the kitchen, put in new people and are slowly sorting the menus and adding a few touches here and there. I am delighted to report that it is working. My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times in the past so whilst in the area went in for Sunday lunch.Although busy as usual found me a table,nice friendly service and food was from local sources. very good again

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went here on a family trip to Yorkshire recently, and after having been traipsing around the dales for a while it was nice to finally find somewhere nice. First of all the setting was nice and homely, fire roaring - everything you'd want. We had a collection mains and then some brownies for dessert, they were divine! Was speaking to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Me and my wife ate at the Vaults the other night and I have to say we throughly enjoyed it! We heard the news of the Vaults changing hands so we felt compelled to come and check it out however when we arrived it is apparent from the lovely member of staff who served us that it hasn't fully changed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Called in yesterday after walking on the moors, 3 dogs in tow. Service couldn't have been friendlier! No problems with the pooches, lovely local beer and fresh local produce. Portions were generous but not over bearing and cooked to perfection. Puddings were excellent! Highly recommend the raspberry chocolate brownie and also the fruit crumble. Driven past the end of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We called in at the Vaults after a misty January walk on the moor and was very pleased with our meal. The whole feel of the pub is just right - both warm and welcoming. The staff were both helpful and attentive. We went for the roast lamb, meat pie, brownie and the crumble. All four dishes were tasty, plentiful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ilkley
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

A group of us ate at this pub recently and were a little disappointed with the food.It is under new management but is not as good as it used to be.We had a table booked for 7pm and arrived on time,the service was very slow considering the place was quite empty.After a very average meal but quite expensive i discovered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First off, the decor is sweet, really lovely inside with nice lighting. A great selection of drinks at the bar with a more exciting than usual selection of non-alcoholic drinks. However the food for me was personally just average. But other members of the party said their meat was better than the 'Moody Cow' (I wasn't there on that occasion).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ate here on New Years Day and had a lovely family meal. The food is obviously well thought through, well sources and well cooked with very nice touches such as home made horseradish sauces. Our fish starters were very fresh and very well prepared and our main courses all very good, nicely presented and tasty. Children are very welcome... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ilkley Moor Vaults also viewed

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
 
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
 

Been to Ilkley Moor Vaults? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stockeld Road, Ilkley, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Best meal I've had for some time. “A gastropub that really lives up to the name” HARDEN'S UK RESTAURANT GUIDE 2008 "Thoughtful, wholesome food" THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2010 "Don't hestitate. Just go" SAWDAY'S PUBS & INNS 2010 "Highly recommended" YORKSHIRE POST 2010

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ilkley Moor Vaults staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?