The Wensleydale Heifer

(610 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 610 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (46)
  • al fresco (17)
  • breakfast (70)
  • business (53)
  • child friendly (83)
  • dinner (470)
  • entertainment (23)
  • large parties (72)
  • lunch (317)
  • luxury (220)
  • private dining (128)
  • romantic (241)
  • trendy (53)
  • value (112)
  • views (41)
  • By Eric M from Yarm
    12 August 2020


  • By Geoff F from Scunthorpe
    12 August 2020

    We both really enjoyed our meals and thought it was great value

  • By Peter F from MIDDLESBROUGH
    12 August 2020

    Food and service both excellent

  • By Ken M from HARROGATE
    11 August 2020

    The usual standard we expect form the Wensleydale Heifer with every dish being superb, staff who are very considerate and welcoming and an atmosphere which is relaxed.

  • By Tim H from Leyburn
    9 August 2020

    Great experience. Fantastic Beef Sunday lunch. Service was excellent.

  • By Vince J from Darlington
    8 August 2020

    Wonderful birthday lunch. Hotel did some lovely gestures to make it special. Had a perfectly cooked lemon sole. This is a proper restaurant, highly recommended.

  • By Gillian R from Redmire
    7 August 2020

    Very well organised , First meal out since lock down and can’t wait to return, Food and service 5* as usual

  • By Tony O from Durham
    7 August 2020

    Great COVID safe visit and superb team as usual Thanks #teamheifer

  • By Ian S from Crook
    4 August 2020

    Staff were superb. Food was excellent

  • By Denise A from Bishop Auckland
    3 August 2020

    The food, as usual was exquisite. Despite having implemented strict social distancing the atmosphere remained as friendly as ever.

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

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