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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

A wonderful birthday lunch. Food was excellent, roast potatoes best ever. Beef was melt in the mouth. Staff were welcoming & caring. We have been before, & will definitely go again next time we are in area. Highly recommended.

Lindsay 28 November 2018
from Waltham St Lawrence,

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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 422 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (218)
  • romantic (172)
  • luxury (151)
  • private dining (102)
  • value (76)
  • child friendly (55)
  • large parties (52)
  • breakfast (42)
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  • ((((( 10 December 2018 by Peter from Durham

    My second visit to The WH and as good as the first. Service and food both excellent and quality of cask beer first rate. Comfortable ambience.

  • ((((( 28 November 2018 by Lindsay from Waltham St Lawrence,

    A wonderful birthday lunch. Food was excellent, roast potatoes best ever. Beef was melt in the mouth. Staff were welcoming & caring. We have been before, & will definitely go again next time we are in area. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 21 November 2018 by Lynne from Ripon

    I booked meal for my sons birthday for him and family including children aged 5 and 8 when they were staying close by in Bainbridge. I wanted a more relaxed atmosphere because of the children so booked seating in the snug which was ideal. They made him feel very special the service was 5 star by everyone involved, the chef came and spoke to them about how they wanted a milkshake for one of the children, they decorated the table with a balloon ect which was all complimentary to celebrate his 40th which was a lovely touch as they volunteered without me requesting. The menu was vast plenty of choice that would suit anybody and the food presentation was amazing even the children's menu, the children's cocktail was loved by the 5 year old, the food tasted scrumptious and was served hot.The children were entertained with a colouring competition which they were given goodie bags for their efforts all in all a wonderful experience.

  • ((((( 20 November 2018 by Mark from Boston spa

    Lovely venue, great polite service

  • ((((( 16 November 2018 by Dave from Lancaster

    Very good service, high quality reasonable price.

  • ((((( 13 November 2018 by Sue from Northwich

    High standards all around; service, food & presentation all excellent. Will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 11 November 2018 by Joanne from Leyburn

    Wonderful evening at the Wensleydaleheifer, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and very attentive service....definitely 10 out 10.A place to return to.

  • ((((( 5 November 2018 by Deborah from Tickhill South Yorkshire

    Fabulous food & service & great with our 2 boys 10 & 12.
    Friendly staff. Highly recommend

  • ((((( 3 November 2018 by Mel from Towcester

    Great combination of relaxed environment and high class food. We were able to enjoy both quiet conversation and chat with other diners.
    The menu was varied and interesting. Food was promptly and courteously served. Portions were nicely presented and did not disappoint.
    After too many mediocre disappointments in recent weeks this was a real pleasure.

  • ((((( 1 November 2018 by Lisa from Worksop

    Stunning from being seated to the exquisite food , every dish delighted the tastebuds and wonderful 'amuse bouche' . Taste sensation with every dish served .

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