Live in Yeadon and stumbled here today after a drive to Ilkley. What a lovely venue, warm, cosy, paired with friendly and helpful staff.
There appears to be a great selection of real ales on offer (six I think), tho sadly didn't sample any as driving. Given the opportunity i'd have enjoyed a meal followed by a few pints next to the lovely fire.
Partner had the beef & Merlot pie with home made wedges. The meat in the pie was plentiful and the wedges/chips divine. The veg selection sprouts, broad beans& (my all time nemesis) garden peas didn't really go (though they were fresh and well cooked). Mushy peas would have been better-but it's about personal preference I guess
I had the slow roasted pork belly with apple fritter, black pudding and sage mash.
Bloody gorgeous! All the flavours really worked, and the pork belly was so unctious offset by the different flavours and textures of the othe bits of the dish.
I'll certainly be returning and may bring the in-laws for a little one night stay, to enjoy the moors and some good food.
Prices are honest and reflect the quality of the locally sourced ingredients.
And the Toilets were spotless...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cow and Calf in Ilkley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our 13 bedroom Innkeeper's Lodge continues The Cow and Calf's tradition of welcoming travellers. It's our local charm that attracts historians and ramblers, as well as diners and drinkers from Ilkley and nearby Burley in Wharfedale, Denton and Askwith. We also welcome business and leisure travellers to enjoy some of the best bedrooms and accommodation in Ilkley. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden. ... more less
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