Welcome to The Fox in Ilkley

The Fox is a premium pub, bar, and restaurant with its very own courtyard, centrally located in the heart of the picturesque town of Menston.

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious pub food, a fabulous selection of real ales, and a generous dose of traditional Yorkshire hospitality, all served up in incredibly stylish surroundings, The Fox certainly won’t disappoint.

Situated in the village of Menston, just off Ilkley Moor, The Fox is the oldest pub in the village, and has been serving the people of Ilkley, Otley, and Menston for the past 200 years. And, with an extensive menu of expertly prepared dishes, an exciting drinks menu, and tasteful, contemporary interiors, it’s not surprising that they keep coming back!

Our special festive menus are here for you to feast your eyes on and book your Christmas celebration today. Whether you would like to join us for Christmas Day, Boxing Day or for the perfect New Year’s celebration, The Fox has everything you need for the festive season.

An outstanding pub in Menston

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a light lunch with friends, a quiet meal for two, or a Sunday roast with all the family, you can rest assured that The Fox will satisfy your appetite. Choose from a wide selection of traditional British dishes with a truly Mediterranean twist, including beer battered fish and chips, roasted pork belly and seared scallops, 7oz fillet steak, and so much more.

With a magnificent view over the Menston cricket ground, our alfresco eating and drinking area offers the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine whilst you relax, refuel, and socialise.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, indulging in a romantic, three-course meal for two, or grabbing a quick after-work drink, The Fox is perfectly equipped to accommodate your needs in the ultimate, stylish surroundings.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed


Call The Fox on 01943 873024


The Fox, 129 Bradford Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 6EB

In some places, we've temporarily reduced our opening hours, and some of the hours shown may not be accurate. Please call us before you visit if you need more information, or head to our The Fox Facebook page.