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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

Simply perfect. Superb food, friendly and efficient service, and excellent value for money too! Just what we'd been looking for since we moved to the area last year - a restaurant where you can have a special treat of a meal, without spending a fortune.

Trevor Phillips 19 April 2017
from Grewelthorpe

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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 244 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (198)
  • lunch (137)
  • romantic (102)
  • luxury (95)
  • private dining (68)
  • value (47)
  • child friendly (33)
  • large parties (31)
  • breakfast (26)
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  • business (25)
  • afternoon tea (22)
  • views (17)
  • entertainment (9)
  • al fresco (8)
  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Geraldine Tomaney from Thirsk

    Wonderful meal and excellent service

  • ((((( 25 April 2017 by Lester Gooderick from Sunderland

    Excellent staff, wonderful food,inviting hotel.well worth the journey, coming back soon-well done!

  • (((** 25 April 2017 by Simon Craggs from Allerston

    Service was average, lots of staff but no real organisation, asked for more water twice but none arrived

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Robert Abbey from Elwick, nr. Hartlepool

    This was our first visit to The Wensleydale Heifer , which was highly recommended by our son.We found our dining experience to be excellent.From our arrival to our departure all the staff were very pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was very nice and the food was exceptional. We live near Hartlepool so I do not think we will become regulars but we certainly be visiting The Heifer again.

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by A Jones from Teesside

    Lovely place to eat in the Dales, great staff and amazing food....especially the desserts!

  • ((((* 21 April 2017 by Joanne Mayer from Swinithwaite

    We had a lovely lunch, the menus had various dishes that made it difficult to choose as they all sounded delicious.
    The lunch menu was great value for money and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

  • ((((* 20 April 2017 by Claire Mills from Whitley Bay

    Informal, convivial atmosphere with hearty, delicious food!

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Margaret Robinson from Wetherby

    We had a wonderful lunch in the bar. My daughter in particular loves your desserts !

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Trevor Phillips from Grewelthorpe

    Simply perfect. Superb food, friendly and efficient service, and excellent value for money too! Just what we'd been looking for since we moved to the area last year - a restaurant where you can have a special treat of a meal, without spending a fortune.

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Matthew from Catterick

    Booking was very easy and very professional, no problems at all. On arrival the pub was jam packed with people, a sure sign that we were in for a good night.We had never been there before, it was our engagement celebration and had been recommended to us, plus I wanted it to be special. We had to wait a little while before we could get our seats but we didn't mind. I also asked the lady about eating lobster, was it in a shell etc, as I was worried about eating with pliers etc. But there was no need to worry, everything was de-shelled and very very rich. I am a very big eater and I thought these portions look small, but how wrong I was proved, I was literally stuffed. If you are like me try anything on the menu, just once.You will not be disappointed and we left the restaurant completely stuffed.I would say this is the best experience I have ever had, staff, food, everything was perfect and I am very judgmental.
    It is not a cheap experience, but you get what you pay for and this meal was well worth the money.

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