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The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

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

We had a very enjoyable evening, enjoying our meals, the staff were very friendly and my dietary needs were catered for perfectly.

Carolyn Peuleve 23 June 2017
from Wethery

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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 269 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (214)
  • lunch (147)
  • romantic (113)
  • luxury (107)
  • private dining (75)
  • value (48)
  • child friendly (36)
  • large parties (35)
  • business (30)
  • trendy (29)
  • breakfast (27)
  • afternoon tea (25)
  • views (20)
  • entertainment (10)
  • al fresco (8)
  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Michael Rookes from Richmond

    We had chosed the WH to have dinner with friends to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. The service was excellent wth the staff very attentive and friendly. We all had various steaks which were beautifully cooked just how we had ordered. The meat was tender and full of flavour. The selection of deserts complimented the meal with a good choice for all tastes. On a personal note the Port and Stilton is to be thoroughly recommended.

  • ((((( 24 June 2017 by Muz from basingstoke


  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Carolyn Peuleve from Wethery

    We had a very enjoyable evening, enjoying our meals, the staff were very friendly and my dietary needs were catered for perfectly.

  • ((((( 20 June 2017 by Caroline Yellowley from Whitburn

    Just the best

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Kirsty Keiller from Fife

    The food was absolutely delicious with a great choice of dishes, the staff were very professional but also very friendly and approachable, going out of their way to make the dining experience special for their customers. It was my 2nd wedding anniversary and I arrived to find a helium balloon, a red rose and an anniversary card waiting on the table for me. I was extremely touched by this. I recommend trying any cocktail specials that they have on offer too. From the moment of arrival to when it was unfortunately time to head home, we had the most amazing dining experience. I only wish I lived closer to be able to visit more often but I'll definitely make a point of going back the next time I'm in the area.

  • (((** 19 June 2017 by Richard Lambert from York

    Good food, poor service

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Linda from Rosedale Abbey

    Really lovely food and very good service.We had an extremely pleasant Father's Day at The Wensleydale Heifer. Expensive though.
    However, we thought the decor for a traditional pub was a bit strange. Really didn't like the large pictures in the dining room. The loos were interesting and fun but incongruous in a country pub.
    We did consider dining al fresco but decided the tables were too high for the chairs. My partner is 6ft and even he thought the tables were too high (or the chairs too low).

  • (((** 14 June 2017 by William Orme from Hawes

    The meal wasn't as special as we were hoping for.

  • ((((( 13 June 2017 by Debbie Prasad from West Witton

    Wonderful, lovely staff the food was fantastic perfect evening

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Katie Edmond from Redcar

    Lovely ambience
    Very friendly staff
    Efficient service
    Lovely food

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