The Wensleydale Heifer

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

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Easter Sunday Menu- £39.50 Per Perso

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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 565 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 (289)
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  • private dining (123)
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  • 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

  • By Andy D from Harmby
    3 November 2019

    We are frequent visitors to WH. It is always a treat. Staff are attentive but not overly so. The restaurant is modern with 4 separate dining areas of varying numbers of covers, but all tasteful and leave you feeling at ease and spoiled. We had 4 of us for the Sunday lunch set menu. This is good value at about £30 per head for 3 courses. There is a wide selection and something for all tastes. Wine menu is awesome, with house wines from £19 but equally broad selection of premium wines. We had seafood starters which were well presented and excellent flavours. The Sunday lunch (pork belly) was superb with all four of us agreeing it was the best we had had. Knickerbocker Glory is a wow factor as it comes out of the kitchen and is a great balance of fruit tartiness and sweet meringue and ice cream. Even though starter and mains are fantastic my view is that the deserts are the winners and you should definitely reserve some space to squeeze one in! The only downside is parking, there is rarely space behind the restaurant and turning round and getting out again is an advanced driving skill! Parking on the street is tricky -watch out for residents “no parking” signs in windows. But all good things are worth the effort, so treat the minor walk as a bonus to burn off a few delicious calories.

  • By Mike T from Wensley
    3 November 2019

    excellent throughout , great staff , lovely rooms / décor and brilliant food, thanks !

  • By Angela D from North Yorkshire
    3 November 2019

    Food was amazing and plentiful. Table was all ready for us and the Snug was ideal for us as a family and 2 dogs so we weren’t disturbing other diners. Staff were attentive and pleasant. Would definitely return.

  • By Garry A from Northallerton
    2 November 2019

    Staff were very helpful and food was delicious

  • By Mamta J from Leyburn
    1 November 2019

    Beautiful restaurant our favourite place to eat. Exceptional service. The desserts are heavenly. You will not be disappointed.

  • By Jonathan W from Bradford
    31 October 2019

    Service was brilliant and the food was amazing. Could not fault it.

  • By Mark S from Local
    29 October 2019

    Excellent meal and pleasant environment.Good choice of interesting dishes.All very good and no faults or complaints Car parking is poor

  • By Deborah R from Sedgefield
    27 October 2019

    Amazing in every way. 100% will go again.

  • By Michael C from harrogate
    27 October 2019

    fantastic meal eyt again

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

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