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A little about The Fox

Offering a great selection of seasonal dishes, real ales and other beverages, The Fox is the ideal place to dine, indulge, and socialise with family and friends.

Situated in Menston, near Ilkley in West Yorkshire, from the moment you step through the door, you can expect to experience exceptional food and unrivalled service.  All of our menus have been carefully developed by our skilled and experienced chefs, and feature a wide range of exquisite dishes that use only the finest, seasonal ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for handmade burgers, fresh fish dishes, tempting Sunday roasts, roasted pork belly & seared scallops, or devilish desserts, there really is something for everyone. 

To the rear of the pub, you’ll find our lovely al fresco dining area, where you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing drink or satisfying meal in the sunshine, whilst soaking up breath taking views and the lively atmosphere of Menston Cricket Club.

With a dedicated off-road car park, there’s plenty of room for you and your guests to park without having to worry about finding a space.

With its exclusive appeal and welcoming atmosphere, The Fox truly is a pub for people with great taste.

A little about The Fox
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Perfect for any occasion

The Fox is easily accessible on foot, by road, or by public transport, from Leeds, Bradford, Otley, Ilkley, and further afield.

If you’re travelling by train, Menston Rail Station is just an 8-minute walk from The Fox. Alternatively, Ilkley station will allow you to enjoy a pleasant walk to the pub, bar, and restaurant.

Join us and enjoy our magnificent interiors and a fabulous outdoor dining space that’s perfect for alfresco dining.

Keeping Busy in Menston

With its enviable location amongst breath-taking countryside, The Fox is the perfect pit stop for walkers and hikers looking to refresh and recharge as they explore the Ilkley Moors or the Wharfedale Valley – one of the most beautiful settings in the Yorkshire Dales. 

The lovely town of Ilkley is a pretty, traditional spa town that offers some of Yorkshire’s finest tearooms, magnificent countryside, and an array of boutiques, not to mention Betty’s Café and Tea Rooms. A number of events take place throughout the year, including the Ilkley Literature Festival, Ilkley Summer Festival, and the Ilkley Film Festival.

Salts Mill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just down the road in Saltaire, whilst the famous Bingley Five Rise Locks are located further along the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Slightly further afield, you’ll find Fountains Abbey and the world famous Malham Tarn.

A little about The Fox