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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

Seafood platter excellent as was dressed crab and hake fillet.

Karl 18 June 2018
from Manchester

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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 368 reviews)
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  • value (63)
  • child friendly (48)
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  • al fresco (10)
  • ((*** 22 June 2018 by Patricia from KALLAROO

    The food was excellent as usual. We have been living in Australia for the past 2-1/2 years since my husband immigrated and I returned home. We were in Leyburn for 4 days and couldn't wait to come back to the Wensleydake Heifer for a meal. We weren't to be disappointed, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and we were pleased that the standard of food and service had only got better. Well done Wenslelydale Heifer.

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by Karl from Manchester

    Seafood platter excellent as was dressed crab and hake fillet.

  • ((((* 10 June 2018 by Paul from Castle Bolton


  • ((((( 9 June 2018 by Peter from Durham

    Visited the Wensleydale Heifer for the first time last night for a meal with a friend and was very impressed. We were in the bar which was a lovely little area, very quiet and peaceful with no TV and, I think no music. The service was really friendly and attentive. The food was excellent, high quality and imaginatively presented, with a range of puddings outside the normal offering. The cask beer was also really good, kept in tip top condition. I definitely intend returning in future.

  • ((((( 9 June 2018 by Robert from Bedale

    Warm welcome and excellent service. Dined in the Fish Bar which has a very relaxed atmosphere. Excellent food and a menu to suit all tastes. Staff were friendly and attentive.

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by Derek from Leeds

    The whole experience from arrival to departure was excellent. Friendly greeting on arrival. Given adequate time to peruse and study both the food and drinks menus. Was taken by a member of the service staff, who carried our drinks, through to the restaurant. I had advised the venue that we were celebrating my wifes birthday and a card, balloon and gift were provided-a nice touch.
    Nice to dine at tables with proper tablecloths etc. Water on ice was provided.
    Food was well presented and was both pf best quality and quantity. Faultless.
    We retired to the lounge to finish our drinks etc. Not rushed.
    The staff were very good.
    Most important is that my wife had a memorable evening.
    We want to and will return.

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by Brooke from SCARBOROUGH

    Lovely meal beautiful pub and attentive staff. Made for a fabulous evening

  • ((((( 31 May 2018 by Matt from Worcester

    Fantastic service, the kids (3 and 6) were treated like adults, and their food matched the service. Fixed price menu great value and at no point did you feel you were getting half measures.

  • ((((* 27 May 2018 by Hillary from Gateshead

    This was our first visit to The Wensleydale Heifer although we’ve driven past many times. We were greeted immediately and shown to our table, the menu sounded lovely and we had a hard time choosing. We both went for the herb crusted hake, it was beautiful on a bed of creamy risotto, very Moreish! The service was good only criticism was the price of a glass of wine,we thought £10 for one glass was a little steep. Lovely dining experience in the fish bar. We will be back but maybe next time just a lime & soda.

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by John from Darlington

    Fantastic night as usual. Great food, attentive service, can’t wait to go back

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