The Crescent Inn

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Crescent Inn

The Crescent Inn, Brook St, Ilkley, LS29 8DG – Visit Now

Affordable boutique accommodation are three words that rarely appear together, however, the Crescent Inn in Ilkley have managed to navigate this problem with style and panache. The centrally- located hotel has 11 bespoke guest rooms as well as an ever changing selection of real ales and French inspired menu to make you feel well and truly rested after a day rambling on the moors.

You can see that owners Andy and Ross take real pride in the surrounding area. From the locally made cloth they use to upholster the chairs in the pub to the names of each room, which are taken from the surrounding moors. You can find work from local photographers in the rooms, giving you inspiration of where to walk later that day. The rooms also have traces of the area’s wool industry in their soft furnishings and style.

A roaring fireplace is the perfect remedy to a cold, wet walk

Each room has en-suite facilities as well as king-sized beds, fitted with luxury Egyptian cotton bedding and free Wifi. You will also have tea and coffee making facilities, duck feather and down duvets and access to a TV. They’ve won a Visit England gold award for their accommodation and hospitality, so you can be confident that your stay will be excellent and that the hotel will be ready to help with anything that could improve it.

The Crescent Inn’s distinctive exterior was originally built in 1860 and opened as the Crescent Hotel. It was built with local stone and had stables and a bowling green. Over the years the hotel has lost these early additions but retained its roaring fireplace which is the perfect remedy to a cold, wet walk. The rooms and pub have been through significant renovations to bring them into the 21st Century while paying homage to the hotel’s past.

If you’re peckish during your stay at the Crescent Inn, fine French cuisine can be found just next door in the form of their sister restaurant Bistrot Pierre. Inspired by travels across the French provinces Bistrot Pierre combines regional French dishes with Yorkshire produce, resulting in delightful and seasonal menus.