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Ilkley Moor Vaults

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Stockeld Road, Ilkley LS29 9HD, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service great, good menu choice. Sunday lunch delicious, perfect portion size and very tasty. Lovely atmosphere families and dogs welcome, roaring fires in the winter which makes it really cosy. Well done favorite Sunday lunch in the area so far!

Thank loubylou71
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I had the pleasure to invite my friends for a birthday drink at The Moor Vaults. I have discussed with the management in advance and I paid for some cheese and crackers and cakes to eat while celebrating. The Food was amazing! The staff are friendly and always eager to help. We had our own room for free on the... More 

Thank Ruxandra I
Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We've been eating here for quite a few years and have always had a great meal but, as I can see from other recent reviews, a change of hands has resulted in a drop in quality. Four of us visited on a Sunday lunchtime and found that the food was now definitely a case of quantity over quality. The roast... More 

1 Thank Dan F
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A Saturday evening in July was surprisingly quiet and, agreeing with some of the previous reviews, an inject of atmosphere is needed. Nonetheless, the staff were polite and attentive, the food and drink of good quality, particularly the Landlord's Yorkshire Bitter.

Thank Jason K
Birstall, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This pub was recommended to my sister and I as being really good and the food though a tad on the expensive side was well worth it. Well we found it the total opposite. I ordered a starter of liver pate (£6.95) the portion was very small - a v small 1/2 filled pot of pate, 1 tomatoe cut in... More 

2 Thank annemcmanus192
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

i haven't been here for for a while and so was very dispapointed. The change of hands seems to have meant a drastic decline in the cooking. The menu is small and eccentric. I had a steak which, weirdly, was served in a bowl whihc made it difficult to cut. It was alo tough with a lsightly odd tate. I'm... More 

2 Thank MichaelTait
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We came here because it was dog friendly. We were greeted with a dark and dingy pub with no music or atmosphere, dirty tables that hadn't been cleared and a member of staff who barley even acknowledged us. Quite a nice menu, they do not offer actual menus though, it's just on the wall, which is a pain if you... More 

2 Thank LF09
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

I come here regularly for lunch. Apart from the good food the staff are particularly helpful. The fish and chips are some of the best I have tasted. The chips are always hot and crisp. Dogs are welcome which I like because I have to leave my own dog at home. A bowl of water is produced for the dog... More 

Thank Hilary P
Silsden, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I know Ilkley is a tourist venue, but the pub takes advantage of being the only small performance area by being very overpriced in drinks. Pint and a bottle of wine £29.75, soda and lime £2. To add insult to injury, no hot water in the gents' tap. The 3 stars are earned entirely by the artist (who is worth... More 

2 Thank DavidLHarper
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

I've been to the Vaults quite a few times and whilst I think it has always been overpriced the food has always been good. On Mothers Day we had the Sunday Lunch. Whilst the beef was good the rest of the meal was disappointing. I got 2 small roast potatoes, a luke warm yorkshire pudding and a small portion of... More 

4 Thank garyfrielick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stockeld Road, Ilkley LS29 9HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
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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