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Flying Duck

(formerly Albert, Mallard)

16 Church Street
LS29 9DS

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Opening Times


TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 8.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon
12 - 2.30 Tue - Fri
12 - 5 Sat & Sun

About the Pub


A beautifully refurbished historic traditional-style pub close to the town centre. Originally constructed as a farmhouse in 1709, this is reputed to be Ilkley's oldest pub building. It was re-opened in late 2013 under its current name, a reference to a previous name. This Grade-II Listed building retains many of its original features, such as, Yorkstone and oak flooring, beamed ceilings, internal stonework and mullioned windows. Up to eight real ales, including four regular ales (three from the house brewery) and always including a porter or stout, and two real ciders are available. Wharfedale Brewery is located in a barn to the rear and tours can be arranged. The first floor function room includes a bar and is free to hire. There is an outside terrace to the rear. Walkers, runners and cyclists are welcome as are well-behaved dogs. Open on Bank Holiday Mondays (when Sunday operating hours apply) but closed all other Mondays.

Historic Interest

Grade II Listed.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Dark Horse Hetton Pale Ale
  • Wharfedale Best
  • Wharfedale Black
  • Wharfedale Blonde

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Goose Eye --varies--
  • Ilkley --varies--
  • Rooster's --varies--

Beer range varies.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Two changing ciders.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • UsesAutovac Return tray
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Decked beer garden to the rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome during the day on week days.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    1st floor room with bar, 60 person capacity.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional (check facebook page)

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    To rear.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Flying Duck

16 Church Street
LS29 9DS

Sat Nav Reference

53.926416, -1.825328


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Keighley Bus Company: 62, 962; ConnexionsBuses: X52; First: X84

Nearby Station (500m)



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Flying Duck - Ilkley

Flying Duck

16 Church Street
LS29 9DS

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Return tray
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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