Dating back to the 17th century, this long established hotel, owned by the Duke and Duchess of…
Ilkley Moor Vaults
“Friendly pub with a roaring fire and classic pub food”
ILKLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE
This traditional family pub is known locally as The Taps. Have a pint of local beer in front of the real fire, perhaps accompanied by a range of tasty bar snacks. Alternatively, go for one of the gourmet burgers, pub classics or try something more adventurous from the specials board. There are plenty of gluten-free options and a dedicated vegan menu. There’s a function room and a leafy beer garden complete with geodesic domes too.
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Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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