Exterior view of Ilkley Moor Vaults featuring a stone building with bright blue trim, a front patio with wooden planters, and a sign displaying the establishment's name.

Ilkley Moor Vaults

Traditional pub near Ilkley with hearty food, real ales and a beer garden.

Exterior view of Ilkley Moor Vaults with blue-trimmed windows, a signboard, and surrounding greenery on a sunny day.

The Ilkley Moor Vaults is a traditional pub located in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Known locally as “The Taps”, it serves freshly prepared food and a selection of beers, wines and spirits. The pub has a beer garden and a function room. It is dog and child friendly.

There are gluten free, vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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Take a look around

  • Cozy atmosphere at Ilkley Moor Vaults with a Scrabble board game on a table, a glass of red wine, a tumbler of whiskey, bowls of nuts and olives, and a roaring fireplace in the background.
  • Traditional British roast dinner with slices of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, and vegetables, served with gravy on a white plate, accompanied by a bottle of Fleurie red wine and a glass, at Ilkley Moor Vaults. The background features a cozy pub setting with a wooden bar and festive lights.
  • Sunny outdoor seating area at Ilkley Moor Vaults with wooden tables and chairs, surrounded by lush greenery and flowering plants.
  • Close-up of a shiny espresso machine with taps at Ilkley Moor Vaults, highlighting the venue's modern coffee-making facilities.
  • Exterior view of Ilkley Moor Vaults with outdoor wooden picnic tables, topiary in planters, and a blue-trimmed building facade under a clear sky.
  • Exterior view of Ilkley Moor Vaults with a blue sign above the entrance, a stone building with blue trim, and a mural depicting a historic scene. A wooden table in the foreground displays black hoodies with the establishment's logo.

The Food

The kitchen aims to source fresh, local ingredients and changes the menu regularly to highlight seasonal produce.

This pub offers classic British dishes like fish and chips, steak and ale pie, and Sunday roasts.

Popular picks include the roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sauce. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available, such as the banana blossom “fish” and chips.

Child-sized portions of favourites like sausages and mash ensure something to please the little ones.

Recent specials have showcased Swiss influences like rösti and raclette. Larger Sunday lunches feature generous portions to satisfy after long walks in the Yorkshire Dales countryside.

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The Drink

Popular drinks served at the pub include beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, and soft drinks. On the beer menu, the establishment serves a variety of draft beers including Timothy Taylor’s Landlord. The pub also offers a selection of bottled beers, ciders, and ales.

Wine is available by the glass or bottle with both red and white varietals on offer.

For cocktails, you can enjoy choices such as the Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger gin.

In addition to alcoholic options, the pub serves specialty coffee drinks and has soft drinks available as well.

The Place

The Vaults has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a cosy, traditional pub feel. There is dark wood, flagstone floors, and an open fireplace that adds to the charm. Tables and chairs are a mix of high tops, booths, and standard pub seating.

Upstairs there is a large function room that can accommodate parties and events. The room is often used by community groups and is available for private hire.

The Location

The Ilkley Moor Vaults is located on Stockeld Road, just off the A65 on the outskirts of Ilkley town centre. The pub has some parking outside and is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Ilkley, an upmarket spa town in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Vaults is located at the start of the Dales Way walking route. It is also close to the River Wharfe and Ilkley Moor, which offers walking opportunities.

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The Ilkley Moor Vaults is a disability accessible pub.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 - 3:00 PM, 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM

What To Do Next

Ilkley is an upmarket Victorian spa town nestled amongst the rolling Yorkshire Dales. With cosy pubs, restaurants, and tearooms there is no shortage of places to refuel after a busy day of exploring.

After visiting the Ilkley Moor Vaults, guests can explore the shops, galleries, and riverside walks that Ilkley has to offer. The pub is located just a few minutes from the town centre, home to boutiques, cafes, and the Ilkley Playhouse theatre.

The River Wharfe flows through the town, providing pleasant riverside trails and parks.

Visitors can also take a short drive (or longer walk) to the Cow and Calf rocks for panoramic views over Ilkley Moor.

On Sundays, a bustling farmer’s market sets up in the town centre selling produce and street food.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat in at Ilkley Moor Vaults?

Yes you can eat in/dine in at Ilkley Moor Vaults. There is also have an outside seating area. A great shout on a sunny day!

Does Ilkley Moor Vaults have a beer garden?

Yes Ilkley Moor Vaults does have a beer garden.

Does Ilkley Moor Vaults offer takeaway?

Unfortunately Ilkley Moor Vaults does not offer a takeaway delivery service.

Can I order Ilkley Moor Vaults delivery in Leeds with Deliveroo?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Ilkley Moor Vaults through Deliveroo in Leeds.

Can I order Ilkley Moor Vaults delivery in Leeds with Just Eat?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Ilkley Moor Vaults through Just Eat in Leeds.

Can I order Ilkley Moor Vaults delivery in Leeds with Uber Eats?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Ilkley Moor Vaults through Uber Eats in Leeds.


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