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THE DUCK OFFERS:

  • A traditional "olde" Yorkshire Dales pub look and feel
  • Oak beamed ceilings,  flagged floors and stone walls
  • Roaring log stove fire within an inglenook fireplace
  • A function room for parties with a fully stocked bar
  • A micro-brewery producing award winning real ales
  • An external, heated decked sun terrace with canopy 
  • Craft beers and cask ales, inc. those brewed on site
  • Artisan spirits inc. speciality gins and malt whiskies
  • Fine wines / prosecco served by the glass and bottle
  • Hearty Yorkshire Fayre inc. our famous Sunday Roast

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A REAL WELCOME IN A REAL PUB

THE FLYING DUCK, GRADE 2 LISTED AND BUILT IN  1709, IS ONE OF ILKLEY'S OLDEST BUILDINGS.  ORGINALLY BUILT AS A FARMHOUSE, IT HAS HAD MANY DIFFERENT USES OVER THE YEARS, INCLUDING A COAL MERCHANTS, SHOEMAKERS, SWEETSHOP, DAIRY AND LATTERLY AS A RESTAURANT BEFORE BECOMING A PUBLIC HOUSE...

 

The Flying Duck is a traditional Yorkshire Dales real ale and fine wine bar situated in Ilkley town centre. Formerly known as the Albert and the Mallard, it is the town's oldest pub building, dating back to the early 1600s. The current structure was built as a farmhouse in 1709. 

 

Unique in the area, the Flying Duck incorporates its own brewing facilities in a converted barn at the back of the pub which trades under the name of  Wharfedale Brewery.  The brewery produces a range of ales which are served at the Duck and other pubs throughout Wharfedale.

 

The pub retains many of its original features including York stone and oak wooden floors, beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and real fire places. Between the pub and the brewery is a decked beer garden with an impressive viewing gallery.

 

The Flying Duck serves nine cask real ales, real ciders, continental lagers, bottled beers from around the world and an extensive range of fine wines, and artisan spirits including specialiy gins, malt whiskies and other spirits.

 

Families, well behaved dogs, walkers and cyclists are all welcome and free WIFI is available throughout.

 

Great Yorkshire pub food fayre is served from noon Tuesday through Sunday. until 4pm, including our famous Sunday Roast with all the trimmings

A QUICK TOUR AROUND THE DUCK

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THE BAR ROOM - BAR NON

Walk into the Flying Duck and you will be wowed by the Bar Room, with its beamed ceilings, York stone flag floors, exposured stone walls, an ancient inglenook fireplace with roaring log stove and a bar ready to serve every drink you can think of!

THE OFFICERS' MESS

Built within the grounds of a former Roman fort, rumour has it that in a previous building on this site, this room was billed as the Officers' Mess, where Emperor Hadrian and his chums would chew the cud whilst blowing the froth off a brace of ales.

THE SITTING ROOM

Take a walk upstairs, look up and marvel at our outstanding and unique to Ilkley vaulted ceiling. sympathetic carpetting and soft furnishings, pictoral displays and furniture to match, the "Sitting Room" is a firm favourite with regulars and visItors alike!

THE LOFT - FUNCTION ROOM

With a fully functioning bar, "The Loft" at the Duck is the perfect function room in Ilkley for parties and celebrations of all kinds.  The bar can be staffed, hot and cold buffets can be provided and we can accommodate up to 70 people.  Contact us....

LA TERRASSE - HIDDEN GEM

Much more than a beer garden, our terraced piece of heaven, accessed from the ground floor at the back of the pub or at first floor level, offers customers a "get away from it all" environmement, complete with canopy, lighting and halogen heating!