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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

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Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
+44 1943 607335
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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

I have visited this pub on two occasions now. The first in which I could not fault the food and service, and of course the surroundings were beautiful. On my last visit with my family I felt the food had gone a little down hill. This understandably could of been because the pub was extremely busy and staff/kitchen staff may... More 

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Marshfield
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fancying good old fashioned English nosh, we climbed the rocks and attended an equally English dining hotel (more that than pub you'll find). Despite being busy the staff were polite and efficient and mostly local, an increasingly unusual feature. My loin of pork was tender, battered fish looked plentiful, I hate waste on carveries, this wasn't one. Prices were reasonable... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a family meal together this evening - 6 of us. We have eaten here a few times before and always enjoyed it. The location is lovely being on Ilkley moor of course and just a short walk from the famous Cow & Calf rocks. This is one of the Vintage Inns Pubs which are a part of the... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here today. We opted for the sharer platter to start cheesy garlic mushrooms, prawn and lobster cocktail and duo of patè....patè was the highlight but everything was devine! We then went for the duo of beef the beef was ok the short rib however was amazing and all sides were yummy. The atmosphere was great I... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lauren. Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your starters and main courses. We look forward to seeing you again when your next in the area. More 

Flintshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay, large bedroom, excellent food. Friendly staff, good breakfast Would stay there again.

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Thank Allan S
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Allan, thank you for leaving this great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were impressed with our service. We hope to see you again, thanks again from all the team at The Cow and Calf. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a good range of beers and a range of seating area from little window niches to benches outside. They clearly belong to a chain of restaurant so the food is the same as a few other pubs in the area. Overall a good place to enjoy the sun and a beer after a scramble over the rocks

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Divsr, 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! Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a great day! More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I went here for a meal before our journey back home to the midlands. Lovely finishing touch to our week away. Our meal was fresh and tasty and obviously better than regular chained pub food. Very hearty, just what you need when the weather is on the miserable side. Lovely view from the restaurant area. Would recommend... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We are always more than happy to assist you if anything else comes up. Take care More 

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a popular pub and reataurant . we stayed over for the saturday night and throughly enjoyed the stay

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, and have a fantastic day! Hi Oaksy8752, 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! More 

colchester
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

5 close friends met up after meeting 42 years ago at Ilkley college. We had a superb weekend the sun shone and Ilkley looked magnificent. We use to come to the disco here in the cellar. The hotel met a our needs. Clean, reasonable price and great continental breakfast included. Jamie the barman and the breakfast staff were very friendly.... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mumajb, 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! we will look at room 13 and if there is a issue we will come up with a solution. Thank you for your comments. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

On visiting Ilkley we decided to go up to the Cow and Calf Rocks. It was a beautiful sunny day and the scenery was stunning. At lunchtime we decided to go into the Cow and Calf Pub and Restaurant. It is a large building with seating outside and convenient parking. We took our seats for lunch and as we were... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Chutts8, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.I will ensure this is passed to the head chef with immediate effect as we aim to deliver great food all the time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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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