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“Excellent pub with excellent food”
Review of Ilkley Moor Vaults

Ilkley Moor Vaults
Ranked #61 of 95 Restaurants in Ilkley
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Excellent pub with excellent food”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We ate here last night with our lab !!!. What a great pub, warm welcome, hubbie was offered beer, Henry a bowl of water. We sat in the cosy bar, lovely bar, it had a really good feel.
Great menu, lots of choice and all home cooked. Service was good, very friendly. I had fish n chips, went for the small size, glad I did, Yorkshire small is Suffolk large. It was delicious, fantastic light beer batter. Hubbie had homemade pie, again excellent, Henry was saved a small piece of beef from the pie, he approved. Homemade dessert with two spoons.
Shame we have almost run out of nights as I would return here.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Real Find”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

After a disappointing experience elsewhere in Ilkley, I was delighted to discover how this former drinking den has been transformed into a fine gastropub. The food was fresh and imaginative, the service cheerful and efficient. I chanced on the two course early bird deal at ten pounds which is amazing value. And with real ale on top of everything. I hope to be back soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Outstanding on every level!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We ate here whilst staying in Ilkley and it was just from chance that we stumbled across it whilst returning from a walk, and boy we are glad we found it.
The service was outstanding from everybody there. We were given a taster of a cider we have never tried before, and even asked what it was like so that the waitress could give the feedback to future customers which I thought was very intuitive. They bent over backwards to make sure we had a fantastic dining experience.
We picked a rib of beef for 2 from the menu and wow! The meat was beautiful, the hand cut chips were tasty and the bernaise sauce was scrumptious. We found that the meat had come from the local butcher Lishman's who has won numerous awards and you can see why.
We had puddings as well, which were equally as tasty!
My partner and I both agreed that this is the best meal we have ever eaten, including meals from abroad!

  • Visited February 2013
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Yorkshire, England
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere, great service”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is by far, the best pub in Ilkley.
Just off the main road to Skipton, on the road to the Old Bridge.
The food is fantastic. Great choice. It's not fast food; it's cooked while you wait, so in winter you can sit & enjoy the log fire.
We went for Saturday lunch; it was busy but the service, the atmosphere & the comfortable surroundings made it an easy paced meal.
Something for all tastes.
The place is full of families as they cater for children.
Service is with a smile & with patience, a virtue often missing in busy pubs.
Comfortable chairs where you can read the papers & magazines provided by the hosts.
If you're looking for a real pub with good food at reasonable prices in Ilkley, this is the one.

Visited February 2013
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leeds, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Pub Restaurant”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We decided to go to the vaults for lunch yesterday as it was raising and miserable outside. How lovely, log fire burning, not absolutely heaving, all homemade breads and food. We had a lishmans sausage sandwich and chips and two steak and ale pies and chips. Excellent will definitely be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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