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The Bowling Green

18 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB, England
+44 1943 858980
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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“salad” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Because of circumstances (wife childminding) I have had breakfast here, I think, five times in the last two months and it has never been truly hot. Twice (including today) I have returned it and on the other occasions I have just eaten the lukewarm platter....More

Thank hibees43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was hoping the steak maybe better than the other Wetherspoons locally. Mainly fat on the meat. Powdered potatoes😳. A great venue and location. Would not eat here again. My wife had a burger with fat drenched chips..

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

VERY VERY tiny for a W/spoons. Good cheap beer and usual quality grub. Let down by lack of attention to toilets. However John and Kim go over and above the call of duty.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

almost in the centre of Otley the meals are good & reasonably priced with the advantage of outdoor seating on a lovely summers day!

Thank bluebellLeeds
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a Weatherspoons pub. You know exactly what to expect and it does not disappoint. Standard Weatherspoons menu and range of beers. Standard Weatherspoons service. Standard Weatherspoons value for money. Bur where else is there to eat in Otley on a Sunday evening?

Thank PeterReigate
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, good location, average food, terrible service, queues of people waiting to order food, one person behind the bar, tables not being cleared,

Thank Birdcage4321
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Called in with sister and friend before getting 7pm bus back to Shipley. As still nice and sunny (5.15ish) we decided to sit out in the front beer garden bit noisy with traffic but route for buses coming into to station literally round the corner...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was my second breakfast at this pub in the last week. Most Wetherspoons do an excellent and good value breakfast (and the coffee with a free refill is a bonus) and this branch was no exception. The meal was substantial, well proportioned and very...More

Thank hibees43
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

As per usual a great selection of beers! Oh no another runs out, not a surprise as it's a grand day outside for a beer or 2 in one of their beer gardens if you can say that. 🍺🌞🍺🌞or inside so the papers don't blow...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I've not eaten here for a couple of years but it appeared to have changed little. I opted for the crushed avocado and bacon bagel. This is a new breakfast item and I very much enjoyed it. The small bagel was lost on the large...More

Thank theharrogatelady
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Otley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 858980
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