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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 good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious food, great choice and fabulous service. Lovely interior with an open fire. Children's menu £5. I had a massive ham hock. Wonderful meal for under £11 and prosecco only £4.35 a glass. Children's pizza (proper home made stone baked), chips and beans tasted fabulous...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the roast trio and it was absolutely delicious and with generous portions for the price. The starters were gorgeous as well (we had the prawn and lobster cocktail and the calimari). Will definitely go back again, lovely views too

Thank Zosoo94
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Zosoo94, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Thank you again for leaving us this response!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went today after a snowy dog walk on Ilkley Moor. The menu was varied and appetising, and we ordered starters first. The dough sticks and garlic flatbread were shared and extremely tasty. When it came to the main course, one meal did not arrive...More

Thank Abi C
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Abi C, 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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s potential to be one of the nicest pubs in England but severely let down by the thing that’s overlooked all too often... service! The building is soooo beautiful, open fires, dog friendly and on the top of the cow and calf. We had some...More

Thank hamishmcvera
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hamishmcvera, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk on the moor, popped into this pub for coffee and a warm through. Lovely pub, nice and friendly staff. We all ordered coffee and asked if they had any cake or biscuits to go with the coffee as it was around 11am so...More

Thank Carolnash250769
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carolnash250769 thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. We do take your comments on board and are looking at a solution

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cow & Calf is part of the Innkeeper's Lodge chain and an old building to boot. It perched high on Ilkley Moor which is accessible by simply crossing the road. The food was simple pub grub such as burgers, chips etc and we ate...More

Thank glyndwrl
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the first time today having booked a table for a Sunday dinner. On arrival it was very busy and we waited 15 minutes, even though we'd booked we didn't mind as surely the amount of custom must mean good food? Unfortunately not,...More

Thank Terri N
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carolnash250769 thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. We do take your comments on board and are looking at a solution

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about ordering vegan food from a vegan menu is that you have confidence that what you eat is vegan. My soup came with butter on top of the bread and my vegan tart came with a Yorkshire pudding. There was pesto on...More

Thank karenlk2014
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Karenlk2014, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a family meal here, service was good and food was of a high standard. Recommend the Steak and Mushroom Pie...desserts very good and plenty of it. Comfortable and cozy interior with open fire. Would like to return during daytime to enjoy the views.

Thank Stephen J
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Stephan, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Your comments are appreciated and it makes us happy to hear we could meet your expectations and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather disappointed in the room allocated us on the second floor with tiny window high in the roof which you had to stand on a chair to look through. Very small and airless with tiny shower room. I'm sure other rooms would have been better...More

Thank LittlePatsy1
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Littlepatsy1, 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.

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Fay020693
October 26, 2017|
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Response from MelP2013_13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a special area to the left as you walk into the bar area where dogs are allowed.
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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
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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