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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
+44 1943 607335
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“pudding” (41 reviews)
“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
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1 - 10 of 824 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's been over 16 years since are here, that was when I used to live in Hawksworth! It was a fantastic Ceasar salmon Salad for me, others had chicken pie and my son the spicy chicken! All washed down with a few pints of local...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely place to eat with spectacular views over the moors. Staff pleasant and helpful. The mixed patter was unusual with fish, mushrooms and a strong liver pate. (It did say mixed) . The steak and mushroom Pie was good with tasty mashed potato and...More

1  Thank NigelEdwards31
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Nigel, Thank you for the feedback. I am glad we were able to resolve the fishcakes for you and your feedback will help ensure this doesn't happen again. Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for lunch after a strenuous morning on the moors. We ate in the bar, which is dog friendly. The staff were very friendly and competent. My wife started with the salt and pepper calamari, which was not too exciting, however, the Caesar Salad...More

Thank Barry C
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Barry C, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly ambience after a long walk. Beer and service was good. Nice, relaxing lunch.

Thank celiajanevann
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Celiajanevann, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Cow and Calf. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a resident I enjoyed an evening meal of ham hock which was delicious ...plus a pint of Timothy Taylor's beer . A good meal after a long day .

Thank ian-engineer
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Ian-engineer, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre-booked to get a place on a busy Saturday night. The table was ready when we arrived but we sat outside for fifteen minutes to admire the beautiful view and start our drinks. There was a good selection of real ales, the Doombar was...More

Thank traveltrev
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Traveltrev, thank you so much for the positive review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a full lunch with drinks. My tea cup, milk and sugar was covered in foreign black bits. I changed the cup but Unfortunately I hadn't noticed the milk and sugar. So I made a cup of tea, started drinking from it, then found...More

Thank Olivia A
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Olivia A, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal to relax after a walk on Ilkley Moor in either the beer garden or the Pub. The bar area (food available here) is dog friendly but not the main restaurant. Nice selection of real ales. Food choice good too!

Thank MelP2013_13
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Melp2013_13, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called for Sunday dinner.......sat outside in the garden at first and although we had a dog with us we were surrounded by dog poo....we moved......not the pubs fault inconsiderate dog owners at fault but there were a lot of children in the beer garden and...More

Thank yorkie23
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Yorkie23 thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing Sunday lunch . Frozen Yorkshire pudding , fatty beef , cold veg ! Service was ok . Won't go again .More

Thank JayneHem
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jaynehem, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. After speaking to my head chef we don't have frozen Yorkshire puddings they are made...More

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Kim V
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Martyn S | Reviewed this property |
I can't explain the bad reviews, as we had a very good experience.
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shaun_gazey
May 28, 2016|
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Response from General manager A | Property representative |
Yes we allow dogs into our business however we only have selected dining areas where dogs are allowed. Please call ahead to book one of these tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 607335
  • E-mail
Description
Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Cow & Calf - Ilkley offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.
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