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The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

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

A super evening. Excellent friendly attentive staff both in the bar and restaurant. Beautiful food and an excellent and interesting menu to choose from. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and loved the ambience created throughout the Heifer. We shall definitely return - hopefully very soon. Thank you.

Simon Danischewsky 23 May 2017
from Cambridge

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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

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Customer reviews for The Wensleydale Heifer

4.7 (((() (based on 257 reviews)
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  • al fresco (8)
  • ((((( 24 May 2017 by Jess Price from Wednesleydale

    Lovely

  • ((((( 23 May 2017 by Simon Danischewsky from Cambridge

    A super evening. Excellent friendly attentive staff both in the bar and restaurant. Beautiful food and an excellent and interesting menu to choose from. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and loved the ambience created throughout the Heifer. We shall definitely return - hopefully very soon. Thank you.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by David Bosworth from Perth

    Excellent. Oysters fresh, risotto best I have had for years.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Linsey Avery from Middleham

    Lovely meal and atmosphere. Only trouble was car parking!

  • (((** 20 May 2017 by Rachel from Leyburn

    Still feels expensive even with the Early Bird offer !!! Food quality good, service good - frites not frites, but limp chips - such a shame !!!

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Anne elizabeth Crossen from Middlesbrough

    Exceptional, best meal I've ever had, just fantastic! Staff were professional and nothing was too much trouble for them. Great atmosphere and a friendly welcome. I had Parsnip, Walnut & Cranberry loaf followed by chocolate fondant; my husband had fish, chips and posh peas followed by lemon 'platter' and all were delicious.

  • (**** 15 May 2017 by Charlie Duffus from Braithwaite Hall East Witton

    Disgraceful! This was our 21st wedding anniversary and was meant to be a special occasion, initially things were ok with a helpful bartender who saw to our initial needs, not once were we asked how our meal was by any staff until the very end!, lobster was chewy to say the least, not once were we asked if we required any more drinks at the table, from seving the main course to collecting the plates we were not seen too , our plates remained finished with on the table for a good half hour, the staff and chef seemed more attentive to "other" more affluent diners ( who actually are our neighbours) seated only a table away from ours!
    The lobster dish was deducted from our bill as was the service charge, as lets face it we did not receive any service, we are locals and were very disappointed with our visit, as it used to be so good.

    Charlie Duffus

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Brian Cook from London

    We ate here twice while on vacation in the Dales. It is our favourite restaurant there. We had the Sunday lunch, which was excellent, and then the ''early bird'' set evening meal which is available from 6pm. Their fish dishes are always top class and the desserts they are currently offering, on both menus, were delicious. Would recommend a visit here if in the area. The staff, as always, were friendly and efficient.

  • ((((( 12 May 2017 by Linda Morrison from South Shields

    Excellent food and service. Chateaubriand was cooked to perfection. Couldn't fault it. Coffee in a cafetiere is a nice touch, which you sadly don't see much anymore.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Pauline Bexon from Swanage

    Food was fabulous, service great, lovely atmosphere as always.

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