Yorkshire's Independent Restaurant Guide

Friends in Ilkley


Lucky old Ilkley, they’re getting the second branch of Friends of Ham, the charcuterie, cheese and craft beer bar that opened in Leeds’ New Station Street a couple of years ago to great acclaim. They plan to be up and running in early August, setting up in the old Ilkley Gazette offices on Wells Road. If you haven’t yet discovered them, they are Anthony (Kitch) and Claire Kitching and they serve top quality, carefully sourced Iberico hams, Italian salamis, cheese both classic and innovative, good wines, sherries and craft beers. No fuss, no bother, not even any cooking – just prime ingredients. Keep up with Friends of Ham Ilkley at:



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