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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
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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at the hotel in the pub. I booked us a table and was glad I did as it was very busy. Menu is a good menu with plenty of choice. I had rump steak and it was more like a fillet - so thick and cooked perfectly. Husband had steak pie and he said it was delicious.... More 

Thank minilouise75
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful friendly staff , The best Sunday Lunch , you need to book as they are always Full 😁speaks for itself ! Staff never seem to stop they work really hard to give good service . One of my favorites pubs 😀

Thank Teresa K
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed here many times but on this visit had to book elsewhere. Four members of our family did stay here for the weekend that we got together and they loved every minute of it . From the room to the views,the food and the service. We came up to spend some time with them and have a drink... More 

Thank gdfriends
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As the title says we visited for a drink after a walk. The soft drinks were warm & when we complained we got fobbed off, ignored & then they spoke to people behind us and continued to ignore us. When we complained even more the guy in an Italian accent got quite irate. Ignore & go to a place in... More 

Thank nigelandjackie
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slow service and inattentive staff. It is a shame as great views. Tried because of the same issues with Dick Hudsons these days. Ok for a drink outside in the summer but that is about it.

Thank TheHortons
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for lunch on a Wednesday. Very much impromptu. 6 adults one in a wheelchair. First parking the car. Pretty much one of the best !!! Plenty spaces and wide for door opening. General access good through a gate into the outer garden eating area then inside through easily accessible double door....and believe me you needed them with... More 

Thank PMC-Trecker
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit, splendid views from the pub.Very busy and had to pre-book but no waiting.There is ample car parking space available and there is a beer garden for alfresco eating and drinking in the fine summer months.It is an ideal place for keen hikers to the adjacent Cow and Calf rocks.

Thank raymondt590
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good most of the time, except for a lapse towards the end of the meal and the food was good but nothing special. The best thing about this place is the location

Thank Trevor L
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed overnight and found this place nice and friendly. Very, very busy as it was a beautiful day with people sat outside and inside full. We ate later and the staff were helpful, service good and food well presented and good. Ideal position with lovely views over Ilkley and surrounding countryside, that's why it's so busy. Would stay again as... More 

Thank Sheila M
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always enjoyed eating here in the past. However yesterday I felt disappointed with the lack of care taken with our roast dinners. We ate at 5pm so presumably the last lunch diners; and it certainly showed! The roast beef and roast pork were clearly the last they had. A tiny thumb sized parsnip; a few shreads of cabbage; coagulated... More 

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

Thank you, I will share this with our kitchen team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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: 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?