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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
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hadn't booked but we called in hoping for a light lunch and a drink. It was very busy and there were little free seating. I saw a couple leave so I asked a waitress to clear the table for us. She told me in an abrupt voice, "you'll have to wait". I waited a while but she never came... More 

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Thank rachel s
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Myself and my husband (together with our puppy, Tilly) enjoyed a lovely meal at this venue. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere with great views. It's a shame that the weather was too cold to sit outside and take full advantage of the surroundings but we'll definitely be back when the weather warms up. Staff are lovely and friendly and... More 

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Thank KarenG1979
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our sons birthday here after a walk on Ilkley Moor. We had a delicious lamb shank shepherds pie main meal and house wine followed by a speciality coffee. Good quick service and we asked to move our table because we were chilly - no problem at all.We have eaten outside in the garden before and it was a... More 

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Thank Stazia18
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the lunch deal (2 courses 11.50) which was okay, however this is just a chain restaurant and I wouldn't expect anything too fantastic if you visit, the quality of the food is no different from your average high street chain restaurant. Saying this, the service was fantastic, food came quick and the restaurant is very nicely decorated inside... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a brilliant time with Simone who was truly fantastic. Food was excellent. Always a good meal here!!

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Thank SHEWARD
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As per a previous post from someone, this visit was a bit of a let down. Booked the table as on bank holiday Monday and thought it might be busy. Seen it busier but told there would be a thirty minute wait for food once ordered. Must have been a surprise to them that they were busy, shame that customers... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, B0bb081, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service and we take your reviews very seriously. More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub with fantastic views. Nice selection of non alcoholic drinks along with good choice of ale. We started with the sticky plater with was amazing definitely recommend as a sharer or even a nice main with sharing. I had the wagu burger which was cooked to perfection, amazing couldn't ask for a better burger. The let down was the... More 

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Thank Ian P
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Ian P. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Cow and Calf. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited last week with two friends who had not been for quite a while, they were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and drinks. We are always pleased after each visit. The vegetarian menu has quite a few options and all are tasty, my husband likes fish and different pies of which there is a good... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Susanp123459, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Cow and Calf and we look forward to seeing you again More 

west yorks
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35 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb location. Quite busy for a Thursday evening but was given a warm welcome and seated quickly, wasn't keen on location of table but it didn't really matter. Phoebe came straight to our table with menus. Had Blacksticks fondue and calamari starter. Fondue gorgeous, Hunters chicken and steak. All choices presented really well, hot and tasty. The service was good... More 

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Thank sharonWestYorks
John W, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am really pleased you enjoyed your visit and I will ensure that your comments are passed on to the member of staff who served you and look forward to seeing you in the future More 

oldham
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here having had it recommended. We were told it was busy but not helped to a table. The food was not too bad, although a little cold. There was a long wait between courses. The service was the big let down. The staff seemed very inexperienced and nobody seemed to be in charge or care! Everything seemed to... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We strive to maintain excellent business relations at The Cow and Calf. Please call our manager directly at 441943607335 to discuss ways we can work towards resolving this issue to your satisfaction. We look forward to hearing from you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?