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Stockeld Road, Ilkley, England
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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
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  • 13
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best pub in Yorkshire!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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Ilkley
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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 

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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 

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Yorkshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

After having some difficulty actually making a booking, we visited here last night with two friends and was disappointed. We've come fairly regularly over the years, but not since the change of regime. I have to say that it's not a change for the better! It seems that virtually everything on the menu comes with chips and no sign of... More 

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Lee, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I am amazed to find the Vaults so far down the list on trip advisor (even below Spoons and The Dalesway...). We eat here regularly and the food is always good. They go the extra mile, making a lot of things that others simply buy in. Menu changes a lot which is nice.Not sure about the new gourmet burgers as... More 

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Ilkley
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Three of us went to the Vaults (Taps) yesterday evening. Two of us tried the new gourmet burgers from the new menu. I understand that there has been a change of ownership since we last went there. I had the nut burger which was very dry burnt on the top and very disappointing. The chips were over salted. Another member... More 

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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

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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