The Wensleydale Heifer

(562 Reviews)
Main Street,, West Witton, North Yorkshire, DL8 4LS
British, European

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Mother's Day Menu £45 per person

This offer is available from March 22, 2020 until March 22, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


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 562 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (43)
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  • breakfast (60)
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  • child friendly (78)
  • dinner (436)
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  • large parties (68)
  • lunch (288)
  • luxury (199)
  • private dining (122)
  • romantic (223)
  • trendy (50)
  • value (102)
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  • By SG G from Beverley
    2 January 2020

    One of our favourite places for a cozy delicious lunch The food never disappoints, the staff are lovely and they are always welcoming to children and dogs

  • By Emily M from Whitby
    2 January 2020

    Staff were fab, great meal

  • By Roger W from Catterick Garrison
    1 January 2020

    A New Year’s Day gathering of family and friends totalling 9 people(including a 4 year old). Booking started with 4 people, then increased to 6, and finally 9 people. Each amendment was dealt with quickly, and confirmed by email. Food choice is excellent, with too many favourite dishes to decide the number 1. Very busy day for the restaurant, but still no bother providing for a ‘picky’ 4 year old. Pleasant atmosphere throughout this old, multi roomed building.

  • By Trevor J from Yorkshire
    29 December 2019

    Excellent all round

  • By Kevin I from Scunthorpe
    24 December 2019

    First class as always staff great food fantastic absolutely faultless

  • By Christina S from Bedale
    24 December 2019

    Fabulous as always. Welcome always good, attentive staff, then the food! Couldn't fault any of our choices. Overall a FABULOUS Christmas Eve meal.

  • By Anne E from Carlisle
    21 December 2019

    The whole dining experience was exceptional . The many choice is amazing and the deserts are outstanding . We usually go when we have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate and we always recive a card and a token gift which adds to the whole experience. In this occasion we took our grandson for a pre Christmas lunch and all the children recived a cuddly toy . Overall a wonderful lunch . Thank you we will return .

  • By Dennis W from Leyburn
    16 December 2019

    Best restaurant in the Dale's. Excellent service, value for money. Go every year, and have done around the same time every year.

  • By Toni A from Les Contamines-Montjoie
    14 December 2019

    Sublime meal excellent service all in all a fantastic experience ! Highly recommended seafood and steak were superb!

  • By Donna R from Boroughbridge
    24 November 2019

    As always a wonderful meal. First time for Sunday roast and was not disappointed. Can’t recommend The Wensleydale Heifer enough. Looking forward a return visit on Christmas Eve.

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The Wensleydale Heifer
Main Street,, West Witton, North Yorkshire, DL8 4LS

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