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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

Delicious food, reasonably priced - using the fixed price deal - with conscientious and friendly service. My only negative observation is that the drinks are expensive - £7.50 for a glass of house red.

Vincent Irwin 13 February 2017
from Bedale

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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 West Witton 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 North 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 210 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (169)
  • lunch (119)
  • romantic (91)
  • luxury (81)
  • private dining (60)
  • value (43)
  • child friendly (29)
  • large parties (26)
  • breakfast (24)
  • trendy (23)
  • business (22)
  • afternoon tea (21)
  • views (12)
  • al fresco (7)
  • entertainment (7)
  • (((** 15 February 2017 by Steve Richard from Leyburn

    We had a well-priced 'early bird' deal for Valentine's night, which meant an early seating (6.15). The food was good, bordering on excellent (we've been here before so expected that) but the young staff were loudly talking between themselves behind the bar and in the corridors etc. Not all that professional for this type of fine dining place. Also it was a bit chilly, and the atmosphere in the small bar was not the best. We couldn't get parked in the (too-small) car park so had to park in the (narrow) street with several other diners. The parking is an on-going problem but as this restaurant tries to accommodate more diners by putting them in the bar and in the 'snug' its lack of parking is getting to be more of an issue.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Jo Gray from Hartlepool

    We were in the large dining room which had a lovely relaxed feel to it, the food was divine two of us had lobster which was cooked to perfection and the other four had steak which were all excellent a truly memorable dining experience - staff were first rate thank you so much

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Vincent Irwin from Bedale

    Delicious food, reasonably priced - using the fixed price deal - with conscientious and friendly service. My only negative observation is that the drinks are expensive - £7.50 for a glass of house red.

  • ((((( 10 February 2017 by David Hughes from Oldham

    A good experience all round top food served by the best staff I have ever come across

  • ((((( 7 February 2017 by Darren Dennis from Ripon

    Fantastic food and service! Both me and my wife would strongly recommend the Wensleydale Heifer to anybody we know.

  • ((((* 30 January 2017 by Lindsay Davies from Darlington

    Food - excellent. Sevice - good (our waitress was far too chatty - there are only so many 'No problems, no worries, fantastic!' one can take..... Parking - abysmul.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Alan Nelson from Doncaster


  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by Jan Bond from Barnoldswick

    Probably the best steaks we've ever had. Everything was amazing as always. Special mention had to go to the staff. They really know about giving superb customer service. Thank you!

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Leon Christophilopoulos from London

    One word: amazing

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Brook Nolson from Skipton

    Absolutely amazing restaurant.

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