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The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

(((() British
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
Main course: £22
Food spend: £40
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30

All the food was excellent, but the oysters and the rhubarb desert are worth a special mention.

Karen 07 June 2019
from Reeth

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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.

The Wensleydale Heifer

Main Street, West Witton, DL8 4LS

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Customer reviews for The Wensleydale Heifer

4.7 (((() (based on 497 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (388)
  • lunch (255)
  • romantic (204)
  • luxury (179)
  • private dining (117)
  • value (93)
  • child friendly (68)
  • large parties (61)
  • breakfast (53)
  • business (46)
  • trendy (45)
  • afternoon tea (41)
  • views (34)
  • entertainment (18)
  • al fresco (14)
  • ((*** 24 May 2019 by Asari from London

    Lovely ambience and nice place for a romantic diner. We were under impressed however by both the fish and chips and king prawns as both dishes had quite thick, chunky batter.

  • ((((( 23 May 2019 by Winston from LEYBURN

    An outstanding restaurant which is also fortunately quite local to us. Nearly every thing is outstanding, the one small snag is the inadequate car parking but probably not much can be done about it.the fixed menus, a la carte and drinks menus are extensive; the food is beautifully presented and the quality first class.Very much the restaurant of choice if we wish to have a celebratory meal.

  • ((((( 22 May 2019 by Michael from Harrogate

    Great food
    Great staff
    Great welcome

  • ((((( 14 May 2019 by Nigel from Carnforth

    I hosted lunch for 2 guests & myself.
    I am delighted that my guests thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
    Each course was beautifully presented & perfectly cooked.
    There was an abundant supply of vegetables.

    The waiting staff were attentive, drinks orders were quickly served.


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  • ((((( 11 May 2019 by Peter from Horsham

    Lovely meal in a great pub. A very good menu with plenty of choices for all tastes, and there was no problem catering for a gluten free diet. We were a group of four and we all enjoyed our different choices. The luxury fish pie was delicious and the tasting plate of desserts for two was not only beautiful to look at but really tasty.
    The staff were all very friendly and professional.

  • ((((( 9 May 2019 by Jill from Aylesbury

    Good choice of dishes on menu. Steak is delicious.

  • ((((( 9 May 2019 by Louise from Lincoln

    Excellent food, good ambience and welcoming staff for whom nothing is too much trouble.

  • ((((( 8 May 2019 by Jane from London

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Wensleydale Heifer for dinner on Bank Holiday Monday. The restaurant has a good ambience and was fairly busy. Our food was splendid. It was beautifully presented and tasted superb. We were all impressed with our dishes and would happily order them again. The service was great with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

  • ((((( 8 May 2019 by Claire from Wakefield

    The food is delicious

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