The Wensleydale Heifer

(601 Reviews)
Main Street,, West Witton, North East England, DL8 4LS
British, European


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 601 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (45)
  • al fresco (15)
  • breakfast (69)
  • business (53)
  • child friendly (83)
  • dinner (465)
  • entertainment (23)
  • large parties (72)
  • lunch (310)
  • luxury (217)
  • private dining (128)
  • romantic (238)
  • trendy (53)
  • value (110)
  • views (40)
  • By Ian S from Crook
    4 August 2020

    Staff were superb. Food was excellent

  • By Gordan A from Newcastle upon Tyne
    2 August 2020

    I have visited the restaurant on any occasion I am in the area. I am encouraged by the efficiency and friendliness of the staff. The quality of the food and wine gives excellent value for money. I wish the Heifer was 70 miles closer to home.

  • By David G from Bury
    2 August 2020

    It was fantastic, a real 10 out of 10 meal and experience.

  • By Andy W from Skipton
    1 August 2020

    Food was excellent and service good. I think there is a need to review covid measures (I am generally fairly relaxed on this - but know others are not). Review distancing and process and perhaps masks for staff. For instance the one way system seems voluntary!

  • By Linzi A from Durham
    1 August 2020

    Service was super, friendly staff lovely to chat too and added special touches for a birthday celebration. Food was delicious, plenty to choose from and dessert was amazing, especially the pannacota.

  • By Geoff S from grimsby
    30 July 2020

    This was our fourth visit to your restaurant and it didn't disappoint. We had oysters to start and they were excellent. I had the seafood pancake and it was the best main course I've had for a long time. We really didn't need a dessert but my husband's favourite, creme brulee, was on the menu so he couldn't resist and it would have been rude not to join him so I had Lemon Souffle which was delicious. The staff were friendly and professional and the whole experience was a pleasure especially in these challenging times. Looking forward to returning in October.

  • By Russell T from marske
    26 July 2020

    It was fantastic. The starter I had was king prawn with peanuts was superb. My main was the scallop,lobster king prawn salad with maple syrup one of the best dishes I have experienced.

  • By Bradley H from London
    26 July 2020

    Lovely as always, the Nicoise salad looked amazing. Living in London, I always make the effort to visit the Wensleydale Heifer when I'm up in the Dales. 10/10.

  • By Sue Y from Richmond
    26 July 2020

    Outstanding as always

  • By Helen H from Sheffield
    25 July 2020

    The food was delicious and we had a lovely time.

Restaurant Location Map
The Wensleydale Heifer
Main Street,, West Witton, North East England, DL8 4LS

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