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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

) #37 of 73 Restaurants in Ilkley $$ - $$$ , British,
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
+44 1943 607335
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (39 reviews)
“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
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1 - 10 of 785 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As the title of this review said, I was genuinely surprised. I usually avoid chain pubs, but visited with a group of friends on a busy Sunday. The Sunday menu was extensive and food cooked to a good standard. Will go back again.

Thank Randell1976
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Randell, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on hottest day of the tear, everyone sat outside, but don't do bar tabs if sat outside! We ordered starters which were ok, my wife then went for the baked brie with cider soaked raisins (but there weren't any) we asked and they were...More

Thank brian d
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I wanted to take the opportunity to explain the reason behind us not allowing tabs outside. We currently have the capacity of 130 people in the garden seated, In the past we have experienced people moving tables during their stay in the garden due to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

came here with the mrs and dog, sat outside on very nice sunny warm day. vintage inns always offer a pleasant and aphetically pleasure pub environment. nice staff and good food.

Thank Jamie D
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're looking forward to your next visit with us! Hi Jamie D, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Cow and Calf. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival, when asking the girl behind the bar if there were any menu's spare to take outside, she replied with 'you'll have to find some off other tables, and if there's none then no', she was rude and seemed completely lost. Luckily, this was...More

Thank Molly N
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Molly N, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. I will ensure this is mentioned at the next staff meeting as this is totally unacceptable

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bistro pub food at lunchtime. Stunning views but parking can be quite interesting in very high winds! Have not eaten there at night. Staff were busy but very helpful and welcoming. Would go there again. Prices very reasonable.

Thank victoriae983
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Victoriae983, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fabulous find whilst of a motoring excursion on a day trip from Leeds. It was meant to be a summer's day but Yorkshire weather meant a cool day and a need for a nosh up lunch. Country fare included lamb shanks, chicken...More

3  Thank 631ian
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 631ian, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Cow and Calf. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub for a Sunday lunch and, reading the menu, thought it sounded divine. Prices were reasonable too. Staff were busy and for the most, appeared too burdened to talk to anyone, let alone smile. I ordered the 28-day matured steak and my...More

Thank MikeLuppnow
General manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mike, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us. I will pass your comments onto the staff in the kitchen regarding your Sunday lunch. Please reach out to us at your earliest convenience so we may further assist you in working towards...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used the car park prior to a walk up onto Ilkley Moor and then popped in for a much needed drink when we got back down. It is a lovely bar area and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

Thank SnD_Notts
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Snd_notts, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen the Cow and Calf rocks from the road, many times, but this was my first visit . Really glad I went . It's far more stunning once you're up there . The rocks are very unusual looking , markings on them and the...More

Thank Annette19m
General manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Annette19m, thank you so much for the positive review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As locals and regular supporters at our local pubs and restaurants. I would have expected a bit more , especially at such an iconic location! Walking into the restaurant just after 2 I did not expect 100% , but I did expected some good service...More

Thank Ockertdel
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Ockertdel, we work hard to provide a fantastic experience to everyone. It's discouraging to see that you had a negative experience.

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Kim V
My question is : why is the Cow and Calf STILL getting such terrible reviews ! We ate here back in January and it was awful . It's so frustrating to see the same thing re-written time and time again particularly when we used to come here a lot .
1 March 2017|
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Response from Martyn S | Reviewed this property |
I can't explain the bad reviews, as we had a very good experience.
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shaun_gazey
are dogs allowed in
28 May 2016|
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Response from General manager A | Property representative |
Yes we allow dogs into our business however we only have selected dining areas where dogs are allowed. Please call ahead to book one of these tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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