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The Flying Duck

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A Hidden Gem for a Celebration

I celebrated my 60th in the upstairs room of the Flying Duck. The venue is perfect for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan W
Olde Inn with a Micro Brewery

This old pub was once named after a railway. After many years of being just an old pub it was taken... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Les B
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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The Flying Duck is a traditional Yorkshire Dales real ale and fine wine bar situated in Ilkley town centre. Unique in the area, the Flying Duck incorporates its own brewing facilities with the new Wharfedale Brewery located in a barn at the rear of...more
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16 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DS, England
+44 1943 609587
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I celebrated my 60th in the upstairs room of the Flying Duck. The venue is perfect for a celebration with up to 50 people. The room is divided by a beamed arch, one part has the bar and dancing area with a couple of tables...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan W
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This old pub was once named after a railway. After many years of being just an old pub it was taken over by professional brewers. They named their brewery Wharfedale after the valley it resides. They have several beers and one lager produced in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Les B
Reviewed December 30, 2018

In Early summer we visited one of my favourite towns Ilkley .(See my review "A VIEW TO INSPIRE") With my life long friend Thorpie we visited "The Flying Duck' on the very busy A65. Built in 1670 it first became a pub in 1983,'The Mallard'.Now...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

We went here after a sun afternoon walk. Great choice of beers. Wood good and uncomplicated. Lovely bar area very quaint and welcoming. Kids and dogs welcome and would be able to relax as stone floor and no posh furnishings. Will be back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joantwigg0
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Last Sunday we went for a hearty romp over the moor and turned up at this inviting inn needing great food and good ale in a convivial atmosphere; we got the lot. My corned beef hash turned up in its own mess-tin - what a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We visited as part of a mini pub crawl whilst at the Blues festival. Probably the nicest looking place we went into with lots of character. It was quiet which meant we could get a seat next to the window. Nice selection of ales, although...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheffview
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday, and able to get a seat easy enough. Its a cosy, traditional stone pub with a good range of Dales beers. Menu is mostly traditional classics but presented with a good sprinkle of imagination and class. The gourmet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoganJ
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building, stone floors, rustic tables. Staff were friendly but didnt really seem to know much about the beers they were selling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lbayorkie
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Really nice little boozer. Good range of beers with a lively atmosphere. Nothing to criticise here. Get to the bar !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reevsie1
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Have driven past this pub many times and have wanted to try it. Called in on Weds tea time hoping they served food, and they did! We both had the spaghetti bolognaise with ciabatta bread. It was promptly served, beautifully cooked spaghetti and great beef...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 10, 2016|
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Response from FlyingDuckIlkley | Property representative |
There is wheelchair access at the rear of the pub.
April 10, 2015|
Response from FlyingDuckIlkley | Property representative |
Yes, we do allow dogs.