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The Flying Duck , Ilkley Town, Ilkley

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16 Church Street
LS29 9DS
Phone: 01943609587
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Flying Duck

A quiet two room pub, both rooms with people in at the time of my afternoon visit but still very quiet. This is a Wharfedale brew pub and there are three of their ales take the centre hand pulls on the bar (a blonde, bitter and a mild) accompanied by six guests (one of which was off).

I like to try the local beers whenever I can but I found the Wharfedale Blonde not to be anything special and I was left feeling I probably should have gone for one of the guest ales instead. I can't remember the full lineup of guests but it included the excellent Titanic Plum Porter.

There was a wood burning stove going in the main room. The gents were modern and clean. There is apparently a function room available for hire.

Definitely worth a look.

On 13th May 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 407 recommendations about 378 pubs]

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Lester Ford left this review about The Flying Duck

My review is from a visit in July 2016.

A Wharfedale brewery owned roadside inn on the main road towards Skipton, this was tick number 2 in Ilkley from the GBG.

York stone flagged flooring through the bar and dining area which is to the left of the long wooden bar. The bar has 4 of the breweries ales on plus another 5 from Yorkshire breweries' Wantsum, Northern Monk, Ilkley, Bridgehouse and Dark Horse. I had a pint of Wharfedale's Blonde, a citrus session ale at 3.9%. They also have 3 ales & lagers on keg.

We spent around 45 minutes here and it filled up around 6pm with couples.

Reputablely the oldest pub building in Ilkley, nicely laid out and worth a visit, just lacked a bit of atmosphere for me, maybe because it wasn't that busy.

On 27th March 2017 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Flying Duck

A very good traditional pub with friendly and welcoming bar staff, who are knowledgeable about their beers. The interior hosts honey coloured stone walls, flag floors and lots of oak timber. Nine pumps with eight in use on our visit, so we went for the Wharfedale Golden and James & Kirkman Brewery New American Pale. My American Pale was excellent and I could have easily stopped here for a few more. A proper Ale House, this one and one not to be missed.

On 23rd November 2016 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by peter ashworth
Ilkley, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Ben Rhydding, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Burley-in-Wharfedale, 3.67 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Flying Duck , Ilkley
13th May 2019, 13:36
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
9th Jul 2018, 18:03
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2012 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 November 2013 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
SundayMidnight - 0:30am | 12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 0:30am
Friday12noon - 0:30am
Saturday12noon - 0:30am
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