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Best Western PLUS Craiglands

Best Western PLUS
The Craiglands Hotel
Cowpasture Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 8RQ

01943 430001

Best Western PLUS Craiglands

Craiglands Hotel has been welcoming people from across the globe for more than 150 years. This grand Victorian hotel remains the ideal place for business or pleasure, combining modern comforts and facilities with a warm, friendly welcome. Set in beautiful, landscaped grounds and woodland, Craiglands is just a short walk to the historic spa town of Ilkley and the famous Ilkley Moor, with easy access to Leeds/Bradford airport and major business centres. There are 63 guest rooms and excellent facilities to suit all your requirements - 8 conference and banqueting suites, the newly refurbished Brasserie1 Restaurant & adjoining bar with outside terrace, free wifi and free car parking to name but a few.


For fine dining, banquets, conferences, large corporate events or just to get away from it all, you really must come to Craiglands!




62 en-suit refurbished bedrooms, offering standard, executive, feature and family rooms with 24hr room service, onsite car parking and all areas of the hotel fully equipped with wireless Internet makes the Craiglands hotel the perfect choice when visiting Ilkley or as a base to explore Leeds, Harrogate, Bradford and the many beautiful moor towns.


62 guest rooms including executive, feature and family upgrades available

All non smoking rooms

Rooms with facilities for the disabled

Coffee and tea making facilities

Hair dryer

24-hour room service




Brasserie1 is an informal, contemporary recent addition to the grand Victorian Spa Hotel the Craiglands situated within walking distance of the centre of the lovely Yorkshire town of Ilkley. Brasserie1 and the adjoining Bar have French windows which open out onto a Terrace at the front of the hotel with views of the hotel's gardens and the Yorkshire Moors beyond. The 'Cow and Calf' are just a ten minute walk from the hotel.


The décor in Brasserie1 is a pleasing mix of modern design and traditional quality with the benefit of a light bright environment and on winter evenings an open fire adding to the ambience.


The menu combines simplicity with excellent locally sourced ingredients and offers a relatively narrow selection to ensure a consistently high standard with the choice changing regularly to maximise the use of produce appropriate to each season. All dishes are homemade using fresh ingredients with appetisers typically from the simplicity of sautéed tiger prawns with a rocket salad and wild garlic butter, buffalo mozzarella with an avocado and tomato salad and a pomegranate and basil dressing to a pressed ham hock and leek terrine with pease pudding and a truffle jus.


Main courses may include a duo of English lamb with lamb chops and a mini shepherd's pie or grilled lemon and paprika chicken with rocket and an orange and pine nut salad. Our meat is all sourced from the famous Ilkley butcher David Lishman and Lishman's award winning pork sausages with colcannon and a mustard sauce is a particular favourite.


All our sweets are freshly prepared with raspberry doughnut, nougat and pistachio ice cream certainly not for the faint hearted and chocolate crème brulee with a cinder toffee crumb also very popular.


Brasserie 1 opens for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner 7 days a week and offers the best carved Sunday roast in Ilkley.




Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and here at the Craiglands we will ensure that no detail is overlooked. From your initial visit through to your final details meeting with us, we truly can make your dreams come true.


Combining our expert knowledge and years of experience we have created six all inclusive packages which we believe will help guide you through creating your special day. With packages starting from as little as £47.50 per guest we have something to suit everyone! Alternatively you can select from the brochure and create your own bespoke wedding, choosing from our silver, gold and platinum Wedding Breakfasts, Drinks Packages and Evening Buffets so that you can create the big day you have always dreamed of.


Set within six acres of Moorland, woods and manicured grounds offering an ideal back drop for your perfect wedding album. Licensed for civil ceremonies in a choice of five beautiful rooms and able to cater an intimate wedding of 30 guests right up to 600 guests. We pride ourselves on providing genuinely warm and personal service while you relax in the luxurious elegance of our Victorian hotel.


Offering 62 refurbished bedrooms with a choice of Standard, Executive, Feature and Family rooms with a preferential rate offered to all your guests, you can be assured your family and friends can make a real weekend of it at an affordable price.


For further information, arrange a show around or discuss our packages please contact us. We know that this is a really exciting time for you and we'll be there every step of the way. The most memorable day of your life starts here...




We can provide an excellent variety of suites to accommodate anything from 6 to 600 delegates.


7 individual conference suites, some with air conditioning and floor to ceiling windows

Range of AV equipment for hire

Complimentary WiFi

Onsite car parking for 200 vehicles

Easy access by road, train and air

Competitive day delegate and 24 hour rate packages available

Available for out door events, team building and exclusive hire


We are sure that you will find Craiglands the perfect venue for combining business with the opportunity for team building and relaxation. Please contact our dedicated Conference & Events Manager to discuss your requirements in more detail.




With a choice of Banqueting Suites, you will be sure to find the best facilities to suit any type of event. We are accustomed to catering for corporate events, charity balls, engagement parties, christening celebrations, Christmas parties and social occasions for all religions and faiths.


For large events the magnificent St Bernard Suite with its chandeliers, state of the art lighting and full theatre stage can accommodate up to 500 guests in an environment that combines elegance, comfort and service.


Our banqueting menus are carefully designed to give you excellent choice at a range of prices to suit all requirements, including special diets. An extensive wine list and choice of drinks, together with courteous and attentive service from our highly trained staff will ensure that your event is well planned, stress free and a resounding success!


Our event packages are ideal for large scale events of 150 guests plus, ideal for Charity Events, School Leavers Parties or Graduations Balls. Designed to make organising your event stress free and easy and start from as little as £25.95 per person; All packages include as standard a 3 course meal, Coffee & Mints, Room hire of the Ballroom, Red Carpet Arrival, Function Manager & Professional Photographer.


To see how we can host your next big event then call us our expert events coordinators on 01943 886 456.




Every month, we organise a number of special events for you to celebrate and enjoy, such as:

Live music and comedy nights / Theme evenings such as Dinner by Candlelight


So get your calendars and diaries out and see full details below. There's something for everybody!


Request a call back on 01943 886 456


Beauty Therapy


Having gained over 18 years of experience in the beauty therapy industry, I have put together a collection of treatments emphasizing a hands-on, holistic approach. I warmly welcome you to touch beauty therapy.


Laura Hargreaves

Beauty Therapist and Make Up Artist

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“Lovely stay”

Stayed here for the first time after reading previous trip advisor comments was going to cancel our stay .. So glad we did'nt as we had a great comfortable stay such a nice hotel great views,lovely clean room . Great food and drinks, good selection at breakfast. Very helpful and friendly staff Maj the duty manager was lovely smart and...



Booking in at Reception quick and efficient. The staff were very polite. Room very nice and comfortable and kept nice and clean. The food was very good but the evening menu in dining room did not change very much on second evening, so we ate in bar on second evening. Louise in the bar was very friendly, helpful, polite and...


“Wedding Trip”

I came to a wedding here in April and was really impressed. The wedding was absolutly fantastic, the room was lovely, service very good and food really good. Our room was clean and nice and breakfast was really good even though it was busy...


“Fab stay”

Came to see family. What a fantastic stay. Great service and the staff are so friendly. The food was fantastic and it couldn't have been any better. Great view from my room. You can walk from the hotels private path direct up into the moor. Will definitely be back...


“Charity Night”

I have just organised a charity event for 225 people at the Craiglands Hotel and I have to say the staff, the venue, the food in fact everything was amazing. Usually for an event this size the food isn't that great but it was tasty, served on time and hot by lovely polite friendly staff. They helped make the event...


“Easter break”

The second time we have stayed at the craiglands and it just gets better. Room was newly refurbished and huge as was en-suite very clean. Breakfast very good and plentiful choice. Lovely area and Ilkely itself is a little gem. Can't wait to stay again...


“Polite staff ”

I stopped here on business and booked through From the pictures hotel looked lovely and I thought nice and relaxing before I resume my work the next day. Positives:- staff polite and very helpful. Food was nice. Improvements:- Hotel looks like it could do with a slight refurb nothing drastic. Mattress was terrible sunk in the middle. And floorboards...

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