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“You dont need to tag Ilkley onto the address whats matter with Menston?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fox

The Fox
129 Bradford Road | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
01943 873024
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Ranked #55 of 79 Restaurants in Ilkley
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: traditional Yorkshire village pub & restaurant
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“You dont need to tag Ilkley onto the address whats matter with Menston?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Maybe I have been lucky but I have never had a bad meal at the fox, we eat there a couple of times a month and love the sharing platters be it sweet or savoury. The sunday lunch sharing platter is great last time we had it it came on a large oval meat plate set down in the middle of the table and we all tucked in. Atmospher is friendly and staff are helpful. One critisism...the pub is located on Bradford Rd Menston and is a stones throw from the start of Burley, Ilkley is a few miles away so why does the address always have to tag on Ilkley is Menston not a posh enough address?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“High expectations ....... But”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Although the Fox has pleasant surroundings and friendly, attentive staff these two attributes are hugely let down by the quality of food served. It would see that a microwave and deep fat fryer have been employed in the kitchen as opposed to a chef.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We've eaten at The Fox several times and always find the food to be good and the staff friendly and helpful. On the one occasion we complained about a dessert it was replaced immediately with no fuss. My only gripe would be that there always seem to be items on the menu that are unavailable.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Can vary!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I like the Fox - Its a nice cozy atmosphere and the food and wine selection is very very good. I visit quite a lot, either to meet friends of for dinner with the hubby, but my experience varies depending on the staff. Ive had some really good dining experiences in the Fox and some of my worst.... I hope that my next visit is a good one!!

Visited June 2012
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“Great service and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I have been here several times now for meals with friends and am particularly impressed with how friendly and helpful the staff are, with a ready smile and a greeting from the moment you arrive.
The pub has a traditional feel with a modern twist.
The food is good quality and you can choose to eat either in the 'restaurant' areas or have a pub meal. If you want cheap pub grub this is not the place to come to, but for good quality traditional food in relaxing surroundings you won't go far wrong to visit here.
There is ample car parking.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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