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Ilkley Moor Vaults

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Stockeld Road, Ilkley LS29 9HD, England
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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406 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
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3 of 5 stars 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 

3 Thank garyfrielick
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I have been a regular visitor to the vaults over the years. But upon my visit this week I noticed it had changed hands. The quality of the food has gone down hill while the prices seem to have risen . I was left very disappointed by a large fish and chips (which was mainly batter) for £13 . Don't... More 

2 Thank William B
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Been here many times for different occasion and haven't let down yet, what a great place, good food and always device with a smile!

Thank Tom C
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I know it's took me forever to write this! I've previously written a great review for here as I've been at least three times before but I wouldn't go again after such a disappointing Christmas Diner. You pay a fair amount for a Christmas meal but expect everything that goes with it. We arrived to crackers brought from either Poundland... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
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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