Book a Table at Friends of Ham Ilkley

Following our success in Leeds, we decided to open a second bar in nearside Victorian Spa town Ilkley and our second bar opened in 2015. We refurbed the beautiful old Ilkley Gazette offices ensuring we kept many of their unique features. We installed a log burner in the back room, have two beer gardens - one in front and one out the back. There is also a beautiful basement area with private access onto the back beer garden. 

We currently have two outdoor terraces for alfresco drinking and dining. Located on Wells Promenade and outside the main entrance on Wells Road. We ask that you come to the main entrance for us to seat you. 

We have just added large parasols to both our outdoor terraces with heat lamps, meaning you can still meet your friends outside under cover from rain and hopefully stay nice and warm. 

Walk-ins are welcome. 

There is currently no drinking or ordering at the bar - we operate table service only. 

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The basement is available for group & corporate bookings, we are also able to host networking events. If you are interested in our basement for private hire then please get in touch with your requirements. We can take future bookings, but whether events go ahead depends on current government advice and we will be reviewing things on a regular basis. Due to this some events may not be able to go ahead.  


Closed Monday
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 11pm (kitchen closes 9pm)
Sunday 10am - 9pm (kitchen closes 6pm)

8 Wells Road, Ilkley, LS29 9JD
01943 604344


friends of ham ilkley

friends of ham ilkley main bar

ilkley friends of ham back outdoor terrace on wells promenade


friends of ham ilkley wine shop

bar stools in front bar at friends of ham ilkley
outdoor terrace overlooking ilkley moor on wells road at ilkley friends of ham
friends of ham ilkley front door on wells road