"The Cow and Calf" is part of the vintage inns collection and has perched conveniently closely for any person with a heart of a tourist to a range of hiking routes. If you are lucky, or simply prudent enough to reserve the correct table, you can even enjoy a pleasant view over the Ilkley Moor and the Calf and Cow Rocks, while having your lunch, dinner or hot chocolate.
It wasn't the case with us, though, but it didn't make our stay less idyllic. When we entered the pub, a warm and cosy atmosphere welcomed us – totally wooden rustic style interior with comfy furniture, and a fire place of course. The friendly hostess asked us whether we would be having just a drink or we would dine, too, and showed us to the table. An even friendlier waitress gave us the menus even though we were 100% sure we were having just hot chocolate.