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“Excellent food, comfortable stay, amazing scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Wheatley Arms

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The Wheatley Arms
Ranked #2 of 9 Ilkley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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11 reviews
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“Excellent food, comfortable stay, amazing scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

This place is an absolute treat. A cosy lounge & bar area, comfortable rooms, friendly staff & delicious menu serving up generous portions. A short but rather uphill walk brings you directly to the Cow & Calf rocks & some of the best Yorkshire scenery you can hope for - but if the weather is unkind, holing up in this comfortable bolt hole is a real pleasure.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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WAManagement, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback

A lot of our guests book with us with the intention of walking on Ilkley Moor (Bar T'at) and view the stunning panoramic views. It's nice to know that even when the weather does not permit this, they can still enjoy a relaxing break with us!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon in sunnier times!

Kind Regards

Steve & all the team
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

A one night stay was an excellent, relaxing break. The room was quite spacious, well equipped and tastefully decorated with a large private terrace. The evening meal was up to the usual high standards in the pleasant atmosphere of the pub which also has real ales and a good wine list. The staff are friendly and efficient. Ilkley is a charming place to wander round and a great base for walks on the moors or along the river. Overall great value.

Room Tip: Only tried room 3. Walk in shower, two windows plus French windows to the terrace. Large bed, sofa a...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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WAManagement, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Hi Geoff

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, we are all pleased you enjoyed a relaxing break with us! We are very proud of our rooms and the atmosphere in the restaurant and bar areas, and it is nice to know this comes across to our guests as well.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind Regards

Steve & all the team
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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I recentley had a one night stay in the Wheatly Arms near Ilkley. The decor through out the hotel is lovely and helps to create a relaxed atmosphere. The bar area is superb. We stayed on a friday night and a lot of local people came to enjoy a meal which is always a good sign. There is a specials menu which costs about thirteen pounds for three courses but is only available up to 7pm, We ate from the normal evening menu which was really enjoyable and good value. The breakfast which was included in the price was lovely there was plenty of choice, it was well presented and of high quality.

We stayed in room seven which was very spacious with a large wet room. The room was very clean and up to date The bed was comfortable. We had tea making facilities at our disposal.

The staff were very good and they went out of their way to help us to enjoy our stay.

We booked our room at a special rate of seventy pounds which was a bargain. We plan to return to the hotel in the summer with our grandchildren and takie them swimming to the outdoor pool in ilkley

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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WAManagement, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback

We are all very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and I have passed your comments onto the team. We very often have special offers available through our own website, and if you need assistance on booking on your return in the summer please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards

Steve & all the team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

I wanted somewhere special to surprise my husband, and as we visit the Tempest Arms often I thought that it would be nice to try one of the sister hotels. We weren't disappointed!

I booked room 4 (described as the Honeymoon Suite), because of the in-room bath and roof terrace. I wasn't expecting it to be quite a lovely as it actually is, the room is very ornate and luxurious and the bath is huge. It was a little cold to use the roof terrace but it is large and quite private, gorgeous for use in warmer weather. We loved the decoration of the room, the huge comfortable bed and the bathroom with its fantastic power shower.

We were very warmly welcomed to the hotel, particularly by Michelle who seemed to be everywhere! She was running the bar, checking people in and then serving at both dinner and breakfast. Despite all this she never once stopped smiling and was extremely helpful throughout our visit.

We ate dinner in the hotel, and were delighted to discover that the food was absolutely excellent. Same high standards as the Tempest but less rustic and a little more fine-dining. My husband ordered the pork plate and has been talking about it ever since! Food, wine and service were wonderful and we felt very relaxed as we sat in the bar by the (real) fire. Gorgeous.

We loved it here and will be returning as soon as possible.

Room Tip: Room 4 is stunning.
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WAManagement, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback,

We are all pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, I have passed your kind comments onto the team, Michelle in particular! Hopefully on your next visit you will be able to enjoy one of our terraces in the sunshine!

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Kind Regards

Steve & all the team
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very pleasant stay - super food - good value set menu - I had potted meat, bacon chop and crème brulle for £13 - great atmosphere - comfortable room with lovely bedding - friendly staff - we will be back!!

Room Tip: Room 2 had a lovely terrace - v nice bed and super shower with lovely towelling robe...
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WAManagement, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback,

We are all very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon, hopefully next time the weather will be better so you can enjoy one of our terraces in the sunshine!!

Kind Regards

Steve & all the team
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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at the Wheatley Arms for four nights at the end of January 2014. We found the staff very helpful and friendly. The food was good with a wide choice on the menu. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We had a very pleasant stay and expect to return when we visit Yorkshire in the future.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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WAManagement, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback,

We are all pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Yorkshire!

Kind Regards

Steve & all the team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend booked this b&b as a surprise for me after a stressful few weeks, after coming home and reading the recent reviews on unhappy staff and other negative comments.. I begin to wonder whether these people were in the same place we were!


We stayed for one night and had a meal in the restaurant at night, we opted for one starter to share which was a special of king prawns, it was gorgeous and just enough for us both to start with. I then opted for venison which was cooked to perfection along with the mash and veg.. Very impressed. My partner chose the duck off the main menu which he also thoroughly enjoyed! I do believe that the price of a glass of when was rather expensive but as we chose bottles I didn't think the prices were bad!

The room itself was relatively small, but as we just wanted a get away it was ample for what we needed it for, all of it was extremely clean and there were little parts of the room that were decorated with good details.

We found the staff to be extremely welcoming and very helpful in all aspects from arrival, dinner, breakfast and upon leaving and the manager should be very proud of their team!

We both opted for a full English for breakfast, which admittedly could of done with an extra sausage or more than one slice of bacon, nether the less, we we're greeted and immediately asked whether we wanted tea or coffee, both the food and drink were very swift at arriving

The place as a whole is in perfect location, with friendly staff, well worth the money and we shall definitely be visiting again as well as recommending to numerous people

Thank you for main our weekend so nice!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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nitramYorkshire, General Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your very kind review..

We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards

Kate
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Property: The Wheatley Arms
Address: Wheatley Lane | Ben Rhydding, Ilkley LS29 8PP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Ilkley
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ilkley
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Number of rooms: 12
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