News & Reviews

18 May 2018

Bradford Means Business Awards

We’re delighted to have reached the short list in this year’s Bradford Means Business Awards. Organised by the Telegraph and Argus, the awards celebrate businesses across the Bradford district.


The Ticket Office has been shortlisted in the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of The Year category.

We congratulate everyone who reached the shortlist in this year's awards and look forward to meeting our fellow nominees at the gala awards dinner in Bradford on 5 July 2018.

27 April 2018

Toast the Tour de Yorkshire with a Flying Elixir (or two)

To mark Ilkley’s status as the finish of Stage 2 of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, our Master Mixologist Lawrence has rustled up a brand new cocktail. The Flying Elixir is a complex yet refreshing blend of thyme infused honey, marmalade vodka, quince gin, lemon and peach. It’s alarmingly moreish!

The Flying Elixir is inspired by the airborne and life-saving qualities of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Tour De Yorkshire’s chosen charity for 2018 and we’ll be donating 50p to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for every Flying Elixir we sell. This one-off concoction is available now - but only until the Tour de Yorkshire draws to a close on Monday 7th May. Enjoy!

20 April 2018

Simple. Social. Soulful. Our new, globally inspired food menu has arrived.

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our new, casual dining menu inspired by the flavours of Europe, Asia and India.

Pop in to sample signatures dishes such as oysters and steak frites, sharing boards, sandwiches and seasonal specials including Indian Spiced Lamb and Ginger and Soy Cured Salmon – all designed to complement our extensive range of premium wines, champagnes, cocktails, spirits, cask ales and craft beers.

All our dishes showcase premium ingredients from our favourite local suppliers including The Loafer Bakery and Threshfields in Guiseley, and many are gluten free.

Our menu launch coincides with the opening of Platform 3 - our shiny new heated outdoor dining and drinks space - so why not swing by and soak up the sun while you sip your favorite tipple and peruse our new menu?

We’re serving food served daily from 12 noon. To book a table simply give us a call on 01943 674455 or drop us a message.


14 February 2018

Burley couple create winning Yorkshire rhubarb tipple

A couple from Burley in Wharfedale got the chance to indulge their love of Yorkshire’s famous rhubarb when they won our ‘Design a Cocktail’ competition.


Linda and Colin Gornall scooped first prize with their winning recipe for a Yorkshire Rhubarb Express - a heady mix of Yorkshire rhubarb gin, rhubarb syrup, lemon juice, rhubarb bitters and prosecco. Their prize was a visit to The Ticket Office where the couple created their winning tipple.

“The inspiration for the cocktail came from my love of rhubarb”, said Linda.

“Making the cocktail was great fun but there’s a lot more to it than I realised. The team at The Ticket Office are real masters and they make mixing cocktails look easy. I think I’m better at drinking cocktails than I am at making them!”, she added.

Congratulations Colin and Linda- you were worthy winners! We loved how your recipe showcased the delicate and tangy flavour of Yorkshire rhubarb.

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28 November 2017

Full Steam Ahead

After months of meticulous planning, weeks of heavy duty cocktail development and a smattering of sleepless nights, we cast aside the builder’s screens and flung open The Ticket Office doors on Friday 1 December 2017.

If you managed to join us on our opening night, thanks for helping to make the occasion so special. We hope you had fun and that we impressed you!

To the many local businesses, friends, family and other special folks who came along during our launch week, it was great to see you! We hope we delivered a First Class experience.

If you‘ve already succumbed to the heady pleasure that is a Rhubarb Triangle’ - the cocktail I’ve created to raise funds for Ilkley Candlelighters - we say a huge “Chin Chin Daarhling”. Thanks so much for supporting this important cause.

Over the coming months I’ll be using this page to bring you our news and share some of my favourite cocktail recipes – get in touch if you want your tipple of choice to feature here in future!

For now, come and pay us a visit and let us know what you think. We’re unapologetically chuffed with the place and we hope you’ll love it.