The Wensleydale Heifer

(684 Reviews)
Main Street,, West Witton, North East England, DL8 4LS
British, European


Main course: £22
Food spend: £40

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Wensleydale Heifer
(based on 684 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (52)
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  • breakfast (79)
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  • child friendly (87)
  • dinner (524)
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  • large parties (74)
  • lunch (363)
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  • private dining (141)
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  • views (45)
  • By Nicola W from Yorkshire
    26 October 2020

    Outstanding experience! This was a special treat for us, as a family, after what has been for everyone a very difficult time. It didn't disappoint every mouthful was absolutely delicious. After lots of home cooking over lockdown it was such a delight to have something out of the ordinary and something that we couldn't create ourselves at home. This is certainly the place to come for exceptional service and sensational food. If I could suggest one thing - and it is very minor - I would say add a vegetarian option to the children's menu. You kindly made our little vegi a smaller version of the adults risotto which was perfect, but just a thought for any other little vegis!

  • By Lesley B from Derbyshire
    26 October 2020

    Wonderful time Birthday celebration Fantastic staff and great food and wine ??

  • By Simon W from York
    25 October 2020

    Fabulous food and service

  • By Denise T from Bingley
    25 October 2020

    Lovely service, excellent, beautifully cooked food. Always our first choice for a celebration treat! Looking forward to our next visit!

  • By Helen C from Shipley
    24 October 2020

    Excellent as always many thanks!

  • By Clare M from Richmond North Yorkshire
    24 October 2020

    Absolutely Amazing

  • By Matt F from Selby
    24 October 2020

    I booked the venue for my wife’s birthday and from the time we walked through the main entrance to the time it came to leave, the service was excellent. I could not fault the attention to detail in terms of making the occasion special. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Great staff and exceptional food.

  • By Ms Julia A from Ripon
    23 October 2020

    Lovely meal and great service

  • By Terry S from York
    23 October 2020


  • By Deborah C from Nottingham
    20 October 2020

    Excellent service, amazing starters and watch out for the creme brûlée’s

Restaurant Location Map
The Wensleydale Heifer
Main Street,, West Witton, North East England, DL8 4LS

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