The Wensleydale Heifer

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

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Easter Sunday Menu- £39.50 Per Perso

This offer is available from April 12, 2020 until April 12, 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 564 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (43)
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  • breakfast (61)
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  • child friendly (78)
  • dinner (438)
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  • large parties (68)
  • lunch (288)
  • luxury (201)
  • private dining (123)
  • romantic (224)
  • trendy (50)
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  • 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.

  • By Cecil G from Saintfield
    23 November 2019

    Excellent in every way.

  • By Pam F from North Yorkshire
    11 November 2019

    Excellent lunch of Thai chlli squid, I love this restaurant you can always rely upon having a good meal with friendly attentive staff

  • By William M from Harrogate
    10 November 2019

    Excellent - Every aspect. One of the best Sunday Lunches in North Yorkshire

  • By Susan L from Leyburn
    10 November 2019

    I had the luxury fish pie - gorgeous and no complaints! Hubby had the famous fish and chips and was s bit disappointed with the size of the fish. We deliberately didn’t have a starter expecting the fish to be more than enough as it has been in the past when we have visited. Lovely staff, tasteful environment - shame about the portions.

  • By Cheryl W from Bellerby
    9 November 2019

    A wonderful evening and gorgeous dinner. Desserts made eyes and smiles go wide. Booked for Christmas day and can't wait!

  • By Sheila R from Durham
    9 November 2019

    Visited for my birthday as it is one of my favourite places to eat. Arrived an hour early but this did not pose any problems. Very fortunate to have such an excellent eating establishment that is dog friendly. Seated in the bar (which we expected as we had our dog with us) The bar is extremely comfortable with the same seating as the restaurant. All of the staff were very helpful and all delivered an overall excellent quality of customer service. The food as we had expected was as good as we remembered from our last visit. The fish pie as tasty as ever and wonderful desserts. Overall it was just perfect and did not disappoint in any way at all. In our experience it is a rarity to visit a dog friendly establishment and receive the same level of comfort and service in a bar as one does in a restaurant. A very enjoyable birthday lunch in every way made extra nice to be able to have my four legged friend with me and also after a long walk on a chilly day

  • By Raymond L from Ripon
    5 November 2019

    This was our second visit to The Wensleydale Heifer and it did not disappoint. The food is beautiful. Fresh, well prepared, and so tasty! The staff are attentive polite and very helpful. Altogether, a lovely lazy lunch. PS the Heifer's own gin is outstanding.

  • By Jennifer A from Dunbar
    4 November 2019

    Thank you to your team for looking after us so well, we enjoyed both our visits to you this week. As ever the food was fantastic and the service was warm and very friendly. It was great to have so many gluten choices. We look forward to our next visit. Thanks

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

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