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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

Pleasant staff and excellent food.

Ron Norman 22 July 2017
from Arncliffe

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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 278 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (222)
  • lunch (152)
  • romantic (117)
  • luxury (109)
  • private dining (76)
  • value (50)
  • child friendly (37)
  • large parties (36)
  • trendy (32)
  • breakfast (30)
  • business (30)
  • afternoon tea (25)
  • views (22)
  • entertainment (10)
  • al fresco (8)
  • ((((( 22 July 2017 by Ron Norman from Arncliffe

    Pleasant staff and excellent food.

  • ((((( 21 July 2017 by Lorna Sloan from Richmond

    Wonderful Lobster dinner, very special, with canapés and fizz to start with

  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by Elaine Tickell from Portsmouth

    Our Landlord recommended the restaurant for a celebration meal. It far exceeded expectations -just an excellent evening all round from the Prosecco on arrival to the food, drinks and service. I was amazed to find that my favourite food was the hot oysters as I have spent a lifetime avoiding oysters. We could have eaten anything on the menu and really enjoyed our selections.

  • ((((( 13 July 2017 by Simon Dove from Teesside

    Excellent food, staff were courteous and friendly. Will definitely be going back.

  • ((((( 11 July 2017 by Patricia Tate from Leeds

    Have been here years ago & decided to have an overnight stay as i live in leeds must say the rooms are grt the food is exquisite & would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys fine dining superb

  • ((((( 4 July 2017 by Sue Coulson from Leyburn

    Our overall experience was fanastic. We couldn't fault the food and service at all. I had the tian of whisky cured smoked salmon to start with Whitby crab, dill, shallot and potato salad. It was beautifully presented and very tasty. For main I had the half lobster special that was served with prawns and scallops which was outstanding. The other members in our party had the fish and chips which they said was lovely. They also do the fish and chips as fish gougons which was a better and smaller size for the other lady in our party. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Wenslydale Heifer.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Alison from Reeth

    Fabulous Sunday lunch, attentive service, everything 100%. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 2 July 2017 by Allan Parkinson from Derby

    Fabulous as always, never fails to deliver

  • ((((( 30 June 2017 by Kevin Rooney from Sunderland

    I thought overall the food was excellent and would come again. Only slight improvement would be the starters selection there was effectively mackerel and chicken pate . A wider selection would be better. Service was good and exactly what you would expect.

  • ((((( 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.

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