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The Fox

€€ - €€€, British,
129 Bradford Road | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
+44 1943 873024
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
129 Bradford Road | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited/eaten here several times and always been highly satisfied with the service, food, friendliness of staff so it was an obvious choice to make for lunch when we had friends visiting us from the south. Normally I make reservations online but this time...More

Thank headee
The Fox M, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, First of all I'd like to apologize for what seems to have been a simple bit of miscommunication on our part. I'm glad you still enjoyed our food and service which is, after all, what we're here to do! Moving forward we have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the fox in menston and first impression was good. We got a table and the waitress took our drinks. About 10 minutes later, our order was taken. After waiting for 40 minutes, we asked when our food was going to be ready...More

Thank Browneye007
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t fully enjoy your experience with us recently. We strive to provide the best possible experience we can and I am disheartened to see what we didn’t provide this. Certain dishes do take longer than others, this should have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good choice of dishes to suit all tastes at reasonable prices- my favourite is the Greek style Lamb Koftas- delicious. Very pleasant staff and decor.More

Thank NBBrinton
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Morning, Thank you for your positive words. The lamb koftas are a great dish and one of my favourites too! We’re always looking for feedback so its great to hear that you’ve enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you, Hywel Morris...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been a local who uses the pub regularly I was hugely disappointed at how the general feel of the pub and it’s standard had dropped......UNTIL VERY RECENTLY THAT IS! Heathers appointment as the new manager has totally revitalised the place and all the staff...More

2  Thank Andy H
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Afternoon Andy, Great to hear you're enjoying the changes we've made in the past few months. It wouldn't be possible without everyone doing their part from the cleaner to the general manager. We're working extremely hard to improve and put the Fox "back on the...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

HOW often dare you write a review of your "local" ? It is legitimate surely if there has been a Changing of the Guards and there has certainly been changes over the past few months in this always friendly hostelry. Taking over the reins is...More

1  Thank Peter O
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Afternoon Peter, What a wonderful wonderful review. We're struggling to put into words how grateful we are for such a complimentary review, It is so nice to hear that all the hardwork Heather, Adam and the team have done is finally paying off. We're constantly...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Living locally we keep trying this restaurant in the hope it improves but again tonight sadly disappointed. Quite empty when we arrived at 5.30 so good choice of table. Our waitress was very friendly and took our order quickly. Ordered drinks she came back to...More

Thank LeedsJack
The Fox M, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Good evening Jack, I'm so sorry to hear we were not up to your usual standards. Unfortunately due to an issue with our supplier we did not receive any sparkling water, I can assure you that if you do chose to return we will most...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Called in today for a relaxed lunch. A very pleasant welcome from the staff. Very nice interior. A good choice of food at very good prices. A lovely 2 course lunch with drinks for £30 ain't bad at all. The food was very good and...More

Thank Stephen C
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Stephen. We strive to make the exprience the best it can be at The Fox and we’re very happy to hear you’ve enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon. Hywel Morris Assistant Manager

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant lunch with my husband. The scallops were very tasty. I had the squash soup. It was excellent. My choice was the beef short rib with mash and delicious gravy. Service was good and the ambience was cosy.More

Thank Sue W
The Fox M, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Good afternoon Sue, Thank you for leaving such a positive review, the quality of the products we serve is something we focus on very much and I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed them so thoroughly! I can't wait to have you back in at The...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We love the Fox and enjoy & look forward to our visit every time, we have never had a bad experience ever and the food is always excellent and never had a long wait. Keep up the good work guys. Michelle & MattMore

Thank Michelle B
The Fox M, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Afternoon Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind words, we're working very hard here at The Fox to improve our standards day by day, It fills me with joy that you have consistently had a good experience with us. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I visited The Fox with my family for lunch and we were all left extremely disappointed! The service was terrible! All the staff were miserable and had no customer service skills whatsoever. We seemed to wait a lifetime for our food, when it eventually arrived...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
The Fox M, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we greatly appreciate all feedback whether negative or positive. I would like to assure you that what you experienced at our venue isn't the 'norm' by any stretch of the imagination. I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Bradford Road | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 873024
  • E-mail
traditional Yorkshire village pub & restaurant
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