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The Fox

££ - £££, British,
129 Bradford Road | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
+44 1943 873024
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“pork” (16 reviews)
“pudding” (14 reviews)
Open Now
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 10 October 2016

Had excellent service from bar staff. I had a pint of Doombar ale, my friend had peroni and yes it's not cheap but it is such a pleasant bar to sit in with a great atmosphere to boot. My day had been very stressful, this...More

Thank Gilly M
The Fox M, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thanks for your lovely review Gilly M! May you come have many more relaxing drinks with us, minus the stressful days! See you soon Kind regards Danielle and The Fox Team

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch & catch up with friends. 3 had roasts which were very nice & not 'carvery' style as they sometimes can be. I had seabass which was nice although needed more veg & less mash. Puddings were disappointing - chocolate bomb is...More

Thank Businesstravels1114
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Businesstravels1114. Your opinion plays an integral part of improving our guest experience. Regards Shane General Manager

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Visited the fox last night 8/10/16 and was looking forward to it as had already seen things we liked on the menu. However, the first thing our waiter did after showing us to our table promptly, was apologise as quite a substantial number of items...More

Thank Diane O
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Hi, Diane O, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service and we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. Regards Shane General...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Surprised at some of the mixed reviews in here because we had a lovely time. The service was good, not too intrusive and the wait between courses was spot on. The quality of the food was excellent, pate & dough balls for starters, linguine &...More

Thank Broncos010770
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Broncos010770, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Fox, Menston. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers. You really made our day today. Regards Shane General Manager

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Party of 5 for celebration meal, didn't book being Monday night so surprised to find bar empty but restaurant busy, waiter, greeter and bar person (one and the same) gave us 30 minute wait which turned out to be a lot longer but convivial surroundings...More

Thank Nigel C
General Manager A, Manager at The Fox, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thanks for the feedback, Nigel C. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Fox. It is safe to say that on this occasion we did not hit the mark, If you are willing, please call us for further assistance with moving...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have been to the Fox previously and had an enjoyable experience however today was disappointing to say the least. We arrived on time and were take to our table and ordered within 5 minutes or so which was fine. Over 30 minutes later our...More

Thank Yogirich
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went to The Fox after several recommendations. We were told it was slightly expensive, but not overly and well worth it. We went on a Friday about 4pm. it is difficult to find a place that does food outside of the usual lunch and...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

No booking required, starter and main from menu, freshly cooked and hot. Staff friendly and polite, played top trumps .

Thank Tara T
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Fox is my local and I visit pretty much every Sunday afternoon for a few drinks and have done for 2 years +. In the last 6 months the standard of staff has declined - although this can depend on who is working. It...More

1  Thank lindsayatkinson3
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We are regular visitors to the Fox at Menston and once again we were not disappointed, we find all the staff to be very friendly professional one lady in particular is Lisa who's service we found to be outstanding.

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
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traditional Yorkshire village pub & restaurant
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