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The Flying Duck

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Open today: 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Great pub!

Have driven past this pub many times and have wanted to try it. Called in on Weds tea time hoping... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elaine F
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice pub selling real ale.

The flying duck has a good selection of ales including its own Wharfedale beers and other beer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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The Flying Duck is a traditional Yorkshire Dales real ale and fine wine bar situated in Ilkley town centre. Unique in the area, the Flying Duck incorporates its own brewing facilities with the new Wharfedale Brewery located in a barn at the rear of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
16 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DS, England
+44 1943 609587
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have driven past this pub many times and have wanted to try it. Called in on Weds tea time hoping they served food, and they did! We both had the spaghetti bolognaise with ciabatta bread. It was promptly served, beautifully cooked spaghetti and great beef...More

Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flying duck has a good selection of ales including its own Wharfedale beers and other beer from around Yorkshire. It is a nice stone built building with a fire in the downstairs bar and more room upstairs.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family came here hoping for there burger and a beer that was on one of their pictures, to find out that the kitchen was closed the beer garden we couldn't use and also the beer they changed, we asked the staff and...More

1  Thank chizer1998
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Called in for a drink while shopping in Ilkley not many folk in but it was Tuesday afternoon. A great selection of real ales at least 9 different choices . Will have to visit again at the weekend when I imagine it will be busy...More

Thank Volpetervo
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A definite must for anyone who wants a great pub in Ilkley. Wharfedale, their own beer, is brewed "ten yards" behind the pub and the staff, especially Dave the assistant manager, are friendly and clearly passionate about all things beer. Nine cask ales on draught...More

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Stopped off here for a break whilst walking. Excellent choice of beers and very friendly staff. Worth the detour

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Fantastic visit for a sort of wedding do. Excellent venue, friendly staff and superb food. Great attention to detail, nothing to much trouble. The boys in the kitchen went to great lengths to see that everyone was well fed, the food was excellent, freshly prepared...More

Thank Ternaround
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Always a friendly and down to earth cosy pub. Dogs and walkers welcome. If it is cold weather, the fabulous log fire will be lit.

1  Thank angusraymondmatger
Reviewed 30 May 2018

No a bad bar. Food poor. Worst thing All 4 Staff constantly on mobile phones in full view of punters. Very rude an unprofessional. Do it at break guys and talk to you customers!!!

3  Thank bigbren605
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon the Flying Duck today and I must say the place is amazing. The selection of fine ales is second to none, the food was exceptional and the management and staff were friendly and informative. Hi cannot recommend this place highly enough. A proper...More

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10 June 2016|
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Response from FlyingDuckIlkley | Property representative |
There is wheelchair access at the rear of the pub.
11 April 2015|
Response from FlyingDuckIlkley | Property representative |
Yes, we do allow dogs.