The Wensleydale Heifer

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

Top offer

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 556 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (43)
  • al fresco (14)
  • breakfast (59)
  • business (50)
  • child friendly (78)
  • dinner (432)
  • entertainment (20)
  • large parties (68)
  • lunch (284)
  • luxury (197)
  • private dining (122)
  • romantic (221)
  • trendy (50)
  • value (101)
  • views (35)
  • By Michael B from Elloughton
    18 January 2020

    First of 2020 but have been numerous times before and it was as good as ever! Service was excellent and food amazing. Love this place!

  • By Allan P from Derby
    11 January 2020

    The most fantastic place! Wow to the food! Excellent service! Great wine!

  • By Dan T from Richmond
    5 January 2020

    Absolutely love this restaurant. Superb food, service, and very reasonably priced. I'd travel double the 45 minute journey it takes to get there. It's so worth it.

  • By Mick C from Darlington
    5 January 2020

    Food & service fantastic . Slight issue with the table location in the snug , felt a little crammed in . Possibly get seated in restaurant next time .

  • 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.

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

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