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Ilkley Moor Vaults

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Stockeld Road, Ilkley, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Best meal I've had for some time.

“A gastropub that really lives up to the...
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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    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
Sunday Lunch

Enjoyable Sunday lunch all of us had the Vegetarian option, Yorkshire puddings etc with red wine gravy. Staff friendly. Could have done with tasteful background music on as very quiet atmosphere when we walked in. Great beers, had a pint of Pedigree, delicious! £12.95 for veg lunch a bit steep but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
shiveringgoat
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Leeds
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139 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Went for dinner there with 3 friends. Atmosphere dark and quite empty. Service and food were good but not exceptional and there was a wide sections of beers on offer. It was not a memorable experience and we felt the place was suffering due to the large number of good restaurants in Ilkley.

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Thank Miloj
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable Sunday lunch all of us had the Vegetarian option, Yorkshire puddings etc with red wine gravy. Staff friendly. Could have done with tasteful background music on as very quiet atmosphere when we walked in. Great beers, had a pint of Pedigree, delicious! £12.95 for veg lunch a bit steep but kids portions were £3.95 very reasonable. Great location and... More 

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Thank shiveringgoat
Grassington, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Called in for early Sunday Lunch and wished we had not! It was empty so we should have know from this Service was very good, for ordering, We all had Sunday lunch and it was overcooked veg, Terrible Yorkshire's and over cooked meat. Staff asked did we not enjoy it and said no, they just looked and walked off with... More 

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1 Thank Issie H
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Lovely, traditional atmosphere pub, with a decent selection of beers and wine and a Sunday lunch choice of lamb, beef or pork, each locally sourced. There is a vegetarian option also, and the usual menu which is definitely a step up from traditional pub offerings. Sunday lunch is c£11.95 and very good, as near to home Sunday lunch as you... More 

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Thank Wilko1954
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Good choice of starters and mains. Crab scotch eggs recommended and the lamb main was good too.

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Thank Andrew H
Wembley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

had a fabulous meal at this place in sept 2014, so specifically booked a two night stay in ilkley so that we could eat here again, what a disappointment- my burger was practically raw inside, my husbands pie was tough and dry , the pastry that last year had been light as a cloud was hard and heavy this year... More 

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Thank Damionsmum
Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Having heard a few friends talk abut 'The Taps' - a pub I hadn't been in for maybe 15 years despite it being just 20 minutes away. After a lovely riverside walk we arrived just before 2pm and chose a table inside. Our little dog Bo was made very welcome and provided with a small bowl of biscuit treats and... More 

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Thank Sarah G
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

As we had just returned from a short break and it was Sunday....the cupboards were bare!! we decided to pop out for Sunday lunch. For reasons that are irrelevant here we have been trying eateries in the area for Sunday lunch (4 in all) and quite frankly some of them were dire - I couldn't bring myself to write a... More 

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1 Thank Ian L
Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Not what it used to be. The nut burger was over done. The meat burger was solid. The chips were over-cooked. Couldn't decide whether it was all just old and reheated or badly cooked. Shame. It used to be great for trad food. Also expensive!

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1 Thank Jelica G
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very nice pub setting offering traditional food, often with outdoor BBQ in the summer [weather permitting!] Could do with a wider choice of beers maybe but the service is always friendly and the food is very good value.

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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