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Ilkley Moor Vaults

Stockeld Road, Ilkley, England
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Ranked #36 of 73 restaurants in Ilkley
Cuisines: 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
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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
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English first
bradford, west yorkshire
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A birthday outing with a great couple of friends who introduced this lovely pub to us. After booking a table in advance we were welcomed by very friendly staff who served our drinks in record time. After ordering rarebit with chutney to start which was fab, I then took delivery of locally produced sausage with mash and onion gravy. This... More

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West Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A lovely pub full of character. Food and service good, staff friendly and pleasant. This was our second visit, such a beautiful town and such a good pub near by. locally sourced produce, Try the rare breed Dexter Tbone steak for two ...a mountain of meat accompanied by chips and salad.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came upon this place quite by chance during a short break in Yorkshire and were we lucky! Everything about the food was perfect; fresh, locally sourced ingredients, beautifully cooked and served by friendly staff. Completely unpretentious but could compete with any fine dining restaurant. Be sure to leave enough room for their delicious Bakewell tart and a pint of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Only average food, it used to be so much better. Had Sunday lunch, food was tepid, chips could have been fresher and mushy peas mushier. Unfortunately the apple sauce accompanying the pork tasted like a tinned puree. However fresh vegetables were good and tasty. Will think again about eating there again

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lovely home cooked food washed down with proper beer doesn't get much better than this. Well worth a visit. Dog friendly and seating outside for a sunny day.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A lovely pub full of character. Food and service well up to standard. I was taken there by a friend who lives locally. I wondered if she realised just how lucky she is to live in such a beautiful town and have such a good pub near by.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Have eaten here twice over the last couple of months, and both times the food was great fresh produce cooked well in enormous portions. Could improve by: Rotating beers more often, using local brewery's please. It's a little lacking in atmosphere sometimes, so maybe some music.

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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189 reviews 189 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We called in here with our lab Henry and settled in the cozy bar/restaurant. It was quite but it was a Tuesday night, excellent beer and good menu. I've got I say this was excellent pub food, yes as they say it takes a bit of time to come out, but you know it has been freshly cooked. I had... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good food, friendly staff, good service and a decent pint (or 3!). Throw in a few friends and you have the perfect night out in a pub full of character and charm. Will return!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I am afraid that the standard of food at "the Taps" was very disappointing. The Tapas board was very expensive and unimpressive. The main course was again very disappointing and tasteless, the duck leg was nicely cooked but had no flavour, the same went for the vegetable side dish and mashed potato. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. As I... More

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