My wife and I stayed here in late November 2013 for a weekend getaway and we had a great time. The room we stayed in was comfortable, clean, well presented and well stocked with tea, coffee etc. We arrived after dark on the Friday evening and received a very warm welcome and were booked a table by the fire for dinner. The food was fantastic throughout our two night stay - we dined in the restaurant twice for dinner and twice for breakfast – great service and scrumptious every time! I was a bit disappointed that they had run out of the calamari starter on the first evening, but they had it back on the next night and it was cooked to perfection. Also had the sea food risotto and pork belly with black pudding mains – again very tasty and perfectly presented. There was also a large selection of delicious looking puds, but only managed to sample the toffee apple pie since the mains/starter portions were very generous and I did not have room for desert on the first night. The whole place is full of charm and character, boasting spectacular views over Ilkley and of the “Cow and Calf” (which we explored and climbed on the first morning). We were also within easy striking distance of some great places to visit, including Bolton Abbey and Skipton. Overall, a great little find - top marks, we’ll be back!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Innkeeper's Lodge Ilkley Yorkshire