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The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
+44 1969 622322
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
18:00 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant
1. Amazing steaks
"The rib of beef for two was the best i've ever had!"
Will I
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2. Excellent Seafood
"A meal at the Heifer feels very special"
David C
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3. Lobster Specials
" The lobster menu was amazing!"
Bloss F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, wine and service. We ate here for two out of the three nights we were staying in the Yorkshire Dales. The early bird menu is great value.More

Thank Nicola B
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am so pleased that you had a nice time with us and that you enjoyed the early bird menu. I have passed your kind words onto the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about the evening was excellent. From the warm welcome, the beautiful restaurant and the outstanding food. Beautifully prepared, presented and served. So appreciative of the Gluten Free offer. No fuss made. No drama. Just brilliant service making me feel both considered and comfortable. Incredibly...More

1  Thank TigersTog
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so pleased that you had a nice time and the team looked after you. We have always taken Gluten Free very seriously, my wife has had to follow a gluten free diet and I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just returned from Cornwall and dining in some very well known seafood establishments, in my view the standard of cuisine at the Heifer is superior, the service friendlier and the value for money is remarkable. Presentation was exquisite and the fish was prepared and...More

Thank 388Jen
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very kind feedback. I am so happy that you had a nice meal with us and enjoyed the service, it is a great compliment considering all the amazing restaurant in Cornwall. I have passed your kind words onto the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu was extensive and the food was superb, all three courses were well presented and served by friendly but not intrusive staff. We have dined here before and will be back again when next in the area.More

Thank Michael H
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very kind feedback. I am so happy that you had a nice meal with us and enjoyed the service. I have passed your kind words onto the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent, couldn't be faulted, especially if you love fish, which we do. The table service was also good, to begin with, with some lovely "amuse-bouches", and the young waitresses did their very best to look after us. However, after a while we...More

Thank Robin S
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review, I am delighted that you enjoyed the food. I am disappointed that you had a long wait and I have spoken with our managers about this and they have asked me to pass on their apologies. We do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal in the restaurant. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. Service was friendly and efficient. We stayed overnight in the 'Chocolate Heaven' room, which was comfortable although there was a fair amount of noise from traffic passing...More

Thank Travel-Lightbeam
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind words and I am delighted that you enjoyed your special day with us. I have passed your kind words onto the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made an impromptu visit, on Saturday night after a number of friends had visited and gave good feedback. There were only two rooms available the Wensleydale Junior Suite and a four poster double bedroom, we chose the Junior Suite over the four poster bedroom....More

Thank JurisBuss
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I am so pleased that you had a nice time and are planning a return visit. I am sorry that you felt the room was a little expensive, we do try and offer...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday Lunch to celebrate our daughters birthday, food was delicious and the extra touches were much appreciated. Margaret

Thank Inspiration701516
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the Birthday celebrations. I have passed your kind words onto the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helpful & Friendly staff. Good value Sunday Lunch Menu. We enjoyed succulent roast beef & lamb, with tasty vegetables selection & gravy. Wine by the glass, or bottles all at fair costs. Water jug on table. Exquisite starters - especially ' Heifer Smokery Sunday' Desserts...More

Thank Mike G
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your continuing support of the Heifer. I am so pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed your Sunday Lunch with us. I have passed your kind words onto the team and we all look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to The Wensleydale Heifer and once again it exceeded all our expectations. All staff were very welcoming and friendly, the Chateaubriand absolutely delicious, accompanied by a perfect wine selection. A very relaxing afternoon. We highly recommend a visit here. Thank...More

Thank Julie P
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and your continuing support of the Heifer. I am so pleased that you had a nice time and you enjoyed all the aspects of your meal with us. I have passed your kind words onto the team...More

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Estacey2014
2 September 2018|
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Response from Russ D | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but wouldn’t go in shorts and T-shirt lol just smart and what you feel comfy in , it’s a very relaxed place
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Ruth P
30 June 2018|
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Response from PEB2259 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome (we took our 2 border terriers) there is a small extra charge (£10) for the room. Dogs are not allowed in the main restaurant but are allowed in the very cosy and comfortable bar area where the food and... More
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AlisonMi2
25 February 2018|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
The youngest child when we used the restaurant was 10 years old but I am fairly certain they are used to younger ones. The best thing is to phone and ask them, if you really want to book. They are very obliging.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn  >  West Witton
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 622322
  • E-mail
Description
Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Wensleydale Heifer may be within easy reach of the A1 and M6 but it still feels totally rural. A traditional white-washed inn complete with leaded lights and swinging sign, The Wensleydale Heifer gives the visitor a real flavour of Britain meaning it���s popular not only with locals but with tourists searching for the real Yorkshire. From the lounge, with its comfortable leather settees, country pursuit paintings and imposing fireplace through to the wicker seating, beamed ceilings and eau de nil painted walls, the interior could have leapt from the pages of Country Homes magazine. The contemporary British menu includes seaood from across Britain plus locally sourced meat and veg, all prepared using the Wensleydale Heifer philosophy ��� keep it simple.
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