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Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, 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 good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hangingstone Road | Innkeeper's Lodge at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT, England
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1 - 10 of 839 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The past three times I have been here I have had a terrible meal. I cringed at how bad my burger was - we told the guy behind the bar who was very friendly and took it off the bill. However, the atmosphere is lovely...More

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

Good afternoon Katie, It greatly upsets me that we have failed to deliver on your expectations on the 3 occasions you have visited. This is something we take extremely seriously and I will today sit down with my management team to discuss what we can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for four nights over half term. Had two evening meals - one as a couple and the other with three grandchildren.

Thank hilliemason
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us over the half term and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little pub serves the loveliest food, the only thing that let it down was that the staff weren't very friendly! It doesn't normally bother me, but the food also took ages and the mains came before our starter plates had even been cleared away....More

Thank SRann90
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, SRan90, thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and your comment about the staff has been passed on to them to ensure this level of service doesn't happen again. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here after visiting the cow and calf- lovely atmosphere, roaring fires, incredibly efficient service, friendly and helpful staff (particularly Charlotte) and delicious food which was beautifully presented. Will reccomended and revisit. Many thanks.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind review, your particular comment about Charlotte has been passed on and we are glad to hear we could meet your expectations and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm working with a large group of people for two weeks and staying nearby, I called in for a meal with a few others and asked for the Steak, I had to laugh when it arrived, all odd numbers, one Steak, one egg, three greens,...More

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

Hello, thank you for your review, we do have a specification that all our dishes are served to which ensures consistency, We are glad you enjoyed your steak and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called here on Tuesday around 2pm quite busy as its school holidays only one person serving on the bar, got seated which seemed like an effort for them as we wanted to sit in the dining room not the bar, the lady serving was nice...More

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

We regret to hear about your experience with us at the Cow and calf on this occasion, we appreciate the feedback and will take it onboard to help us improve going forward.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband were visiting family so decided to find a nice place to stay nearby. We had been to the Cow and Calf a few times before for meals and drinks so knew they had accommodation too. As with most things now you...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind review, Theresa. This sort of feedback is what we strive to hear and help us keep delivering the standard of service that each one of our guests deserves.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub in a stunning location. Came here with friends and family. Was quiet for a Saturday night, but there were enough of us as a group to create some atmosphere. We came quite late and it was getting dark. I’d definitely come back during...More

Thank JohnRMcH
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our second visit here. The bedrooms have been upgraded and are modern and comfortable. Our room had a great walk-in shower and superb views over the Moor to the town with the famous rocks in the foreground. The staff were friendly and helpful, particularly the...More

Thank Marianne1943
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Marianne, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Cow and Calf!

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We had the lunch menu 2 courses, the starter was really good mixed pate, & beef burgers for the main. Definitely wouldn’t have the burger again as it was really fatty and could taste it all night!

Thank MazBish
General Manager A, Manager at Cow and Calf Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback.

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Fay020693
26 October 2017|
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Response from Therasa H | Reviewed this property |
When we stayed here we saw no dogs so I can’t really say yes or no to the question. You’re probably best contacting The Cow and Calf by phone to find out for sure.
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Kim V
2 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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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