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The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

(((() British
Main course: £22
Food spend: £40
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30

Very attentive friendly staff. Delicious food. Excellent value lunch.

Rachel Marsh 30 November 2016
from Middlesbrough

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A rustic retreat amidst the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Wensleydale Heifer Leyburn serves seasonal British food that has earned it a place in the Good Food Guide. Serving a dedicated lobster menu, and winner of AA Seafood Pub of the Year, the restaurant specialises in using carefully sourced British produce to create simple but exquisitely presented dishes.

Prepared by a team of chefs who have worked in several different countries, the weekly changing menu is diverse, and is led by supreme seafood from the British Isles. From the grill, try the signature malt whisky and brown sugar marinated beef fillet, celeriac and truffle purée, and a choice of sauces including aged Roquefort and muscat cream. The seafood dishes are every bit as exciting, and include banana leaf-baked Scottish salmon, with crab and Thai peanut curry sauce. The Heifer’s Canadian lobster salad is enough to satisfy the hungriest of diners, featuring lobster, scallops, tiger prawns, crispy belly pork, smoked bacon, and a sweet maple syrup dressing. As well as a vegetarian menu, a range of dishes have been designed for gluten-free diners, including the Heifer’s famous fish and chips.

As well as a children’s menu, vegetarian and vegan menu, and a hearty Sunday lunch, The Wensleydale Heifer restaurant boasts a lengthy list of world wines and creative cocktails. The snug and bar offer the opportunity to enjoy a hand-picked whisky or local ale from the comfort of a cosy fireside chair, whilst the restaurant garden is open for al fresco dining in warmer weather.

Surrounded by stunning scenery, The Wensleydale Heifer in Yorkshire sits between the idyllic towns of Leyburn and Hawes.

The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

Contact +44 1969622322

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Customer reviews for The Wensleydale Heifer

4.7 (((() (based on 186 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (149)
  • lunch (105)
  • romantic (80)
  • luxury (69)
  • private dining (54)
  • value (35)
  • child friendly (24)
  • large parties (21)
  • business (19)
  • trendy (19)
  • afternoon tea (17)
  • breakfast (16)
  • views (8)
  • entertainment (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • ((((( 8 December 2016 by Pauline Grady from Sheffield

    Excellent meal, beautiful presentation. Helpful and friendly waiting staff who went to a lot of trouble to advise my daughter on what she could eat with a severe lactose intolerance.

  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Andrew Tranter from Sheffield

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Howard Young from Beverley

    Another beautiful evening, with excellent service & stunning dishes served to us! As usual the attention to detail was impeccable & the overall experience, a pleasure! Well done to all the team, kind regards, Howard.

  • ((((( 30 November 2016 by Rachel Marsh from Middlesbrough

    Very attentive friendly staff. Delicious food. Excellent value lunch.

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Susanna Hinton from Northallerton

    Exquisite food, superbly presented, eaten in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The staff were all excellent, balancing polite professionalism with a warm welcome. We had the early bird menu which was good value. This was our first visit but we will be back: nothing to fault and well worth the 45 minute drive to get there.

  • ((((( 24 November 2016 by Brian Harrop from Gainford

    Excellent food. Brilliant halibut Pakora and Rockerfella oysters. Loved the real fireplace. Red wine (merlot) really good and outstanding offerings of whiskies. All staff very welcoming, helpful and courteous. Outstanding feature was the food--congratulations to the chef and his/her team.

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by John Lee from Richmond

    Bloody marvelous as always

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by James Rice from Hull

    Fantastic Sunday lunch, the best we have ever eaten in a restaurant/pub. Service amazing as always, thank you Wensleydale heifer!

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Alan Hunter from Northallerton

    First Class

  • ((((( 18 November 2016 by Christopher Worley from Richmond

    excellent food as usual, thank you.

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