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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

1st class..third time here..can't wait to return.

David 10 September 2019
from Liverpool

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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

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Customer reviews for The Wensleydale Heifer

4.7 (((() (based on 510 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (260)
  • romantic (207)
  • luxury (183)
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  • value (96)
  • child friendly (70)
  • large parties (62)
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  • ((((( 18 September 2019 by James from London

    We are members of H.P.B. and we were staying in Askrigg two years ago and were advised to try the Wensleydale Heifer for Sunday lunch. The food, service and ambience were outstanding. On our return last Sunday, we were again bowled over by the experience. The staff are so friendly and efficient and the food was even nicer if that is possible.

  • ((((( 12 September 2019 by Mike from Settle

    Excellent from start to finish.....!! Even though we arrived some 35 mins for our booking in the restaurant, we were shown immediately to our table. Service was impeccable, food 'top drawer' and just the right time between courses. Spot on....! Loved that you could get a 500ml carafe of a good selections of wine other than a full bottle... We will be back...!!

  • ((((( 10 September 2019 by Jane from Manchester

    The Wensleydale Heifer is our favourite place to go. We’ve always enjoyed top notch ambience, food and service.
    We shall certainly be returning

  • ((((( 10 September 2019 by David from Liverpool

    1st class..third time here..can't wait to return.

  • ((((* 6 September 2019 by Roger from LEEDS

    We enjoyed excellent food served in a pleasant dining room by mostly efficient staff.

  • ((((( 4 September 2019 by Neil from Barrowford

    This was our first visit and certainly won't be the last, superb experience from start to finish. A real warm friendly Yorkshire greeting as you enter. the staff are very friendly and smart in appearance. They are very attentive with just the right degree of closeness. they engage with the customers and they smile which is so refreshing. The menu is very varied and plentyful with a host of very nice wines to choose from. The food is served hot and extremely tasty with just the right amounts. The lay out of the Restuarant is cosy and there are other rooms such as the fish bar and snug/bar area to eat in all very clean and very well presented. Local artists prints adorn the walls which is nice. We dined on a Saturday night which I recommend booking for but I cannot think of a negative to say we enjoyed it so much and can't wait to return.

  • ((((( 1 September 2019 by Sylvia from Leyburn

    Excellent. Charming waiter, lovely surroundings (comfortable chairs!) menu offering everything from small plates to whole lobsters. Memorable desserts included trio of lemon - Alaska, crime brûlée and posset

  • ((((( 1 September 2019 by Steve from Bedale

    Superb food and service to match.

  • ((((( 1 September 2019 by Joanne from York

    Great food and service. Could not have been more accommodating and welcoming to our young children. Highly recommended!

  • ((((* 1 September 2019 by Michael from Colkirk

    Good quality restaurant with excellent service. Only negative was number of flies in restaurant. Food best we’d had in the area. Will return.

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