WELCOME TO The Cow and Calf IN Ilkley

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We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.

In 1844, the country's first hydropathic hotel, The Benrhydding was built on the site of The Cow and Calf. In 1873 the building became a private residence called Highfield House, then in 1949 it became a boarding house. When visiting The Cow and Calf, look out for great views across Wharfedale and historic features, like the old Victorian well that still sits in the grounds.

Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as our seasonal spring dishes, and we’ll be ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit very taste - which will taste all the better when enjoyed either in our beautiful gardens or by our crackling log fires.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

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Once a celebrated spa hotel in the 19th century, our distinctive inn overlooks the famous Cow & Calf rock formation on dramatic Ilkley Moor. It's a panoramic place to wine, dine, relax and rest up overnight.

DISCOVER MORE

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There’s more to The Cow and Calf than just great food and drink.


We’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

WE'RE A DOG FRIENDLY PUB

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The Cow and Calf is a dog friendly pub in Ilkley.

We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!

Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 7am-11pm
  • Tuesday 7am-11pm
  • Wednesday 7am-11pm
  • Thursday 7am-11pm
  • Friday 7am-11pm
  • Saturday 8am-11pm
  • Sunday 8am-10pm

Telephone

Call The Cow and Calf on: 01943 607335

Get in touch

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