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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

The whole experience was outstanding, I had the cold sea food platter and the wife had steak,for mains, all the food was cooked to perfection.

John 08 August 2018
from Catterick Garrison

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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 385 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (305)
  • lunch (198)
  • romantic (156)
  • luxury (136)
  • private dining (90)
  • value (68)
  • child friendly (49)
  • large parties (48)
  • breakfast (39)
  • business (38)
  • trendy (38)
  • views (32)
  • afternoon tea (31)
  • entertainment (14)
  • al fresco (13)
  • ((((( 13 August 2018 by Russell from Southampton

    Excellent fresh food. Quirky decor in restaurant and toilets very good and humerous.

  • ((((( 8 August 2018 by John from Catterick Garrison

    The whole experience was outstanding, I had the cold sea food platter and the wife had steak,for mains, all the food was cooked to perfection.

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by April from Yorkshire

    Beautiful Anniversary meal at the Wensleydale Heifer this week.
    Lovely cocktails on offer and unique food.

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by Ken from Carnforth

    Excellent in every way

  • ((((( 5 August 2018 by Mary from Sheffield

    A lovely relaxed atmosphere. Professional friendly staff.
    Excellent food....we had fish pie and hake. Followed by the lemon dessert selection.

  • ((((( 4 August 2018 by Nick from Barnsley


  • ((((( 2 August 2018 by Penny from Preston

    We had the 5 course fish menu which was outstanding.
    Service was attentive but not rushed - perfect.

  • ((((( 27 July 2018 by George from Mickleton

    What a fantastic place! On our first ever visit to the Wensleydale Heifer we were extremely impressed. Both myself, my wife and our two boys enjoyed some of the best food we’ve had. So expertly presented and very delicious. Even the attention to detail on the children’s plates was noted. It’s not very often you find somewhere that caters for families on such a high level. So thank you...we will be back. The boys love their new Heifers named GoGo and Jeff :)
    George, Rebecca, Henry & Charlie

  • ((((( 24 July 2018 by Jeremy from Southborough

    Excellent food.Maplw Roast Lobster Salad could have been presented better ii think f it was not just all mixed up together.

  • ((((( 19 July 2018 by Jean from Ripon

    Excellent in every way

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