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“Nice but not on a Thursday!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ilkley Moor Vaults

Ilkley Moor Vaults
Stockeld Road, Ilkley, England
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Ranked #44 of 79 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
Harrogate
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“Nice but not on a Thursday!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The food is cooked well, and although there is not a particularly original menu...there is at least a degree of reasonable choice for veggies. What is good is the quality and taste of the food ...above your average pub. The vaults themselves are pleasant .....BUT if you go on a Thursday be finished early. For me the meal was ruined as cyclists from the local cycling club swamped the bar and eating area. If you like to be seated neat to sweaty cyclists then fine, but there were 30 or so...they drank in the dining area, they blocked the route to the bar, they blocked the entrance and were so focused on themselves showed little thought for the movement of other users. The other downside for me and I guess I'm a bit old fashioned is that the Vaults has free Wi.Fi,,,,but when out I like to leave technology behind and am not keen on other eaters using technology which I find distractive.
Worth eating there, I'll probably go back but not on a Thursday!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Always good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Friendly informal atmosphere - food is prepared with quality ingredients to the highest standards. Never disappointed!

Visited June 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Visited, admittedly after the lunch time rush on Fathers Day, and virtually everything on the menu had run out. We had reserved a table and left a contact number so didn't drop in by chance but was very disappointed, not only by the lack of choice, but by the quality of what we actually had. Smoked salmon starter was a mass of slightly bruised lettuce ( with a piece of cauliflower!) and a bit of not overly good smoked salmon draped on top and the Spanish chicken ok but the only accompanying veg a dish of not very pleasant roast potatoes.

Won't be rushing back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Javea, Spain
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great pint of Timmy Taylors and more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We always have to go to 'The Taps' as my Husband calls it for his pint of Timmy Taylors, but guess what, they also do Tapas which for us is the perfect combination of Yorkshire Ale and Spanish Tapas. The food is excellent, whatever you choose, the ale is well kept and the wine perfectly acceptable. One of the best in Ilkley.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good pub food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice in two months and it was good both times. The food is tasty and the portions are good for the money - the tapas selection was particularly good. There's also a good selection of beer which is well kept.

The function room upstairs is a good size if you are looking for a place to have a party...well worth the visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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