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The Fox

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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129 Bradford Rd | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been a number of times with family and friends over the last year and the food, services and atmosphere is just lovely. Shane is the Manager and his passion and enthusiasm is intoxicating and always makes such an effort to make is feel at home. Keep up the good work guys 👍🏻

Thank simonhaddow
Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there a few times as I quite like the food, and the atmosphere, decor etc. On my last visit I had a minor complaint (regarding the bill), but found their response to be quite poor. Things do go wrong in life, and normally you would expect such a minor complaint to be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Sadly... More 

Thank paulofbrad4d
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited The Fox for a number of years, we were surprised to see some of the negative comments that seem to have been posted recently. We have always enjoyed the food and never had any complaints about the service so we were quite apprehensive about our booking on New Years Eve. However I am pleased to say we were... More 

Thank pullman2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What is going on with The Fox - I have been a local for 20 years and enjoyed regular visits to my local but not anymore. Management team sort yourself out! you spoiling a good pub. Everytime we go in glasses and tables full of empty glasses and rubbish, not clean outside or in, and no atmosphere with the staff... More 

2 Thank js12017
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Boxing Day party of nine table booked for 5.45 sat down at 6.30 first course arrived 7.30. We go to the fox very rarely despite the fact that it is within a couple of miles of home as EVERY SINGLE TIME the service is very poor Boxing Day was exceptionally bad. It wasn't our choice to go it... More 

Thank janicekitson
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eleven dining, patient when waiting for late guests, prompt service excellent food homely fires good atmosphere

Thank Hazel C
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. My boyfriend and I are regular drinkers at the pub, and decided to book a meal New Year's Eve. The food was delicious and service was splendid! We had 7 more family Members coming to join us later on, and the manager turned to us and said we could have the table for the rest of the night... More 

Thank anysia7819
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of friends meeting up with two young babies which we had booked for. The staff were great and had given us a table away from other dinners with lots of space for the two car seats. Our waitress was chatty and it all went off to a good start. However we all felt very let down... More 

Thank emma p
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I want to say that we are regulars at the Fox where we have always enjoyed great food and fabulous service. Hence the obvious choice to take the family on Christmas Day. Unfortunately, on this occasion we were very let down and based on overheard conversations we were not the only ones. Upon on arrival we were... More 

Thank LadyB40
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to the Fox for years - it's a beautiful pub which serves great food. That has usually made up for the declining service, however today marked my last visit to the Fox. We waited almost half an hour for a table we'd booked. Staff were inattentive, forgetful and, what's worst, unapologetic for their failings in service. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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 Rd | Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: 441943873024
traditional Yorkshire village pub & restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?