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Ilkley Moor Vaults

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Stockeld Road, Ilkley LS29 9HD, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disengaged staff, Durgy music and expect more from an expensive pint. gone down hill, it's a shame as the decor is good

1 Thank bougeynights
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved and had a very nice table near the open fire in the main room. The Vaults [Taps] has been in Ilkley for a long time and has a good, traditional pub atmosphere. The menu was good and varied. The wine list was OK but not as good as before. The selection of beers remains good. We all went for... More 

Thank Nick D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have been to the Vaults for food a number of times and it has always been excellent. There is usually a good selection of beers on and there is also an extensive gin menu - my favourite gin is the Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger gin which is served with a garnish of crystalised ginger. I most recently went to... More 

1 Thank Ali C
Addingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was invited as a guest to join a Christmas Day lunch, having been here before I was really looking forward to it. The main course I'd chosen was the turkey dinner, it was awful. The roast potatoes were solid, the sprouts were hard, the gravy was like water and the turkey looked like it had been steamed not roasted.... More 

1 Thank 2mikedelaney
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We booked The Vaults for a meal with family last Saturday having looked at the website and on arrival wondered whether we were in the wrong place. The pictures of the food on the website are unrepresentative of the food that is actually served. The menu was far more limited and basic than the website depicts. There was also a... More 

4 Thank Rachel G
Ilkley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've never come across anywhere that has a menu listing of what is 'Not Gluten Free' NGF and there's not much that isn't. What a wonderful ethos and a welcome, refreshing change and will be a relief to many who live with this diet. I had fish and chips and it was yummy excellent. So much choice for a change... More 

1 Thank jularah
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Service great, good menu choice. Sunday lunch delicious, perfect portion size and very tasty. Lovely atmosphere families and dogs welcome, roaring fires in the winter which makes it really cosy. Well done favorite Sunday lunch in the area so far!

Thank loubylou71
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I had the pleasure to invite my friends for a birthday drink at The Moor Vaults. I have discussed with the management in advance and I paid for some cheese and crackers and cakes to eat while celebrating. The Food was amazing! The staff are friendly and always eager to help. We had our own room for free on the... More 

1 Thank Ruxandra I
Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We've been eating here for quite a few years and have always had a great meal but, as I can see from other recent reviews, a change of hands has resulted in a drop in quality. Four of us visited on a Sunday lunchtime and found that the food was now definitely a case of quantity over quality. The roast... More 

1 Thank Dan F
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A Saturday evening in July was surprisingly quiet and, agreeing with some of the previous reviews, an inject of atmosphere is needed. Nonetheless, the staff were polite and attentive, the food and drink of good quality, particularly the Landlord's Yorkshire Bitter.

Thank Jason K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stockeld Road, Ilkley LS29 9HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
Best meal I've had for some time.

“A gastropub that really lives up to the name” HARDEN'S UK RESTAURANT GUIDE 2008

"Thoughtful, wholesome food" THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2010

"Don't hestitate. Just go" SAWDAY'S PUBS & INNS 2010

"Highly recommended" YORKSHIRE POST 2010

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