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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

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Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
+44 1943 607335
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I have just moved to Ilkley and we thought we would give this pub a try on our very first day here. We were both starving and hadn't eaten all day, so a late (4pm) lunch was much needed. My husband chose the burger and chips and I chose the Hunters Chicken. The food was fine. But... More 

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nottingham england
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice place to stay Room a little on the small side but really clean and comfortable Good food and brilliant service Brilliant location for walking on the moor

Thank peter_wayman2
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Below average meal, unwelcoming staff and fires not lit - used to be lovely, very disappointed, will be a while before we return.

Thank Mini-cooperdoran
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regularly stay at the C&C and until this last trip it has been excellent. My partner and I stayed for the weekend of 21st and 22nd January 2017. It was bitterly cold and there were not many people around but that shouldn't impact on the service. The first evening, Friday, we went into Ilkley for dinner at the Bistro Saigon,... More 

Thank Neil M
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate from the set menu for valentines which I must admit had an impressive choice of dishes. What disappointed from the start was arguing between staff and a lack of basic customer service. This was followed by a baked camambert that had clearly been cooked quite badly in a microwave with most of the cheese having spilled over the... More 

Thank Jake L
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub/restaurant is warm and welcoming. Lovely friendly staff. It was a snowy Sunday so it was great to see big roaring fires. We had the most delicious Beef roast dinner here. All had the same. The beef was so tasty the vegetables cooked the way we like them. Too full for pudding and the snow was becoming heavier. And... More 

Thank Merlin A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called by on Sunday, and enjoyed a lovely Sunday roast cooked to perfection. Great value, generous portion, great for kid too.

Thank veeney
Bingley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, not a good experience at all. I've been visiting this pub for food for many years and usually always enjoy the visits, however, things seem to have changed. On arrival we were informed that around 5 or 6 dishes were unavailable. OK not the end of the world and fortunately plenty of other choices on the menu so we... More 

Thank Peter B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday and was abit disappointed. The Sunday lunch wasnt all fresh, it looked like it'd been stood a while and the burger was average. Definitely average, slightly disappointing.

Thank Sarah B
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Cow and Calf for the first time last night to celebrate my daughters 18th. On arrival we were shown to our table? Staff were very slow taking the drinks order even though it was early and not busy. Starters were just ok. Main course a few of us had Hunters Chicken which was very dry and burnt. All... More 

Thank Kath D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 607335
Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Cow & Calf - Ilkley offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?