Flying Duck

The Flying Duck Pub

Ilkley's only community brew pub, 

home to the Wharfedale Beers


The front of the Flying Duck Pub

Main Street Ilkley

The Flying Duck was established in 2013 by a group of community-based partners who were involved in setting up the original Ilkley Round Table Beer Festival.  Previously known as The Albert and before that, the Mallard, the Flying Duck Pub occupies one of the oldest buildings in the town of Ilkley; the barn housing the brewery to the rear is perhaps even older and close to the Roman fort.

As a community pub, we pride ourselves in supporting local community events and welcoming groups and committees to use us as a meeting place.  We support Church and School meetings and work with charities on a regular basis. We are working towards Fair Trade status.  The partners believe that pubs are central to a thriving town as a public house where all are welcome.

The pub is open for real ales, ciders, wines and spirits every day. Hot and cold food is served at lunchtimes and weekday evenings (see Food page) and includes full meals and sandwiches.  Teas and coffees are available. 

Wine is sourced from Martinez in Ilkley and of the nine real ales, three pumps are reserved for our own Wharfedale Beers. The other pumps offer rotate regularly, but will always offer a choice of beers to cater for every taste - from the crisp light blondes and hoppy IPAs to the rich dark beers and traditional bitters. (see drinks page).  Keg craft beers and speciality bottles are also available.

At the rear is a first-floor sun-terrace which over looks the brewery and on chilly evenings there are heaters.  From here, it is possible to see the brewing equipment though the large display window.

Upstairs, the two rooms can be used for private functions and parties free of charge and if needed, the upstairs bar can be staffed and hot or cold food provided. Special events can be arranged for private parties, including tour of the brewery, wine tasting, gin tasting, etc. It is also a venue for live music and details can be found on our Facebook page.

Tuesday is quiz-night; this is free to enter, with food and drinks vouchers offered as prizes.

An open-mic night is held on the last Sunday of the month; call the pub for more details

Pub opening times

Monday*         12.00 - 23.00

Tuesday         12.00 - 23.00

Wednesday    12.00 - 23.00

Thursday        12.00 - 23.00

Friday             12.00 - 23.30

Saturday         12.00 - 23.30

Sunday           12.00 - 22.30

*Food only served Bank Holidays and during School Holidays

Note that late openings possible for private parties.

The main downstairs bar with log stove

The Flying Duck

16 Church Street, Ilkley, LS29 9DS

Tel 01943 609587

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& BANK HOLIDAY 12pm-4pm

Roast Sunday lunches available with all the trimmings

Served 12.00 - 4.00 pm

Booking advised tel 01943 609587

NOTE - New website