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The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

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Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
+44 1969 622322
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second visit here and once again we had an outstanding meal. The decor is quirky and fun, the staff are professional and welcoming. Lovely snug to have a drink in first whilst you look at the menu, then canapes and bread are served when you are first taken to your table. We went for the Early Bird special again... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Wensleydale Heiffer certainly lives up to its reputation. The rooms are unique, the food is excellent...the added bonus is that all of the staff are a delight. They are friendly and helpful but never intrusive.

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Thank David C
York, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was the first visit to the Heifer for all four of us, we were really looking forward to it and we were not disappointed in any way. The service was very friendly and efficient, the food was excellent from the fantastic "Som Tum" starter to the "Lemons" desert. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, hope to visit again on our next... More 

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Thank AHunter1958
fatheifer, Guest Relations Manager at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased that we did not disappoint! I will pass on all your lovely comments to staff and hope to see you back here soon. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful evening at the Heifer - our annual visit - fantastic food, good drink and lovely company - cant wait to return next year

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Thank Karen S
fatheifer, Guest Relations Manager at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you continue to return and look forward to seeing you again next year. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our food was very very good - faultless - steak and fish a speciality - we had both and both dishes very good as was melt in the middle chocolate pudding. Classic bistro fayre and plenty of choice. Shame that the restaurant hasn't been updated, felt a little dated and without a lot of charm but packed anyway and we... More 

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Thank Tony and Sarah G
fatheifer, Guest Relations Manager at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the staff. We will certainly take on board your feedback regarding the decor and the draft beer. We do regularly offer more unusual bottled beers and ciders as specials. I hope to welcome you back... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here and used a Travel Zoo voucher for our restaurant stay. Our stay was comfortable: we stayed in the racing room which was slightly small, but clean and quiet. The real fire downstairs was a lovely touch to return to after a walk with delicious Irish coffees. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the food delicious, fresh... More 

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Thank FringeFace
fatheifer, Guest Relations Manager at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this review

Than you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The Middleham Racing room is the smallest of all our rooms but I do hope you will return at some point and try one of our other 12 themed rooms. More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant last night as part of the Sunday night package. The experience was lovely, we sat at first in a lounge area where we enjoyed our glass of prosecco each which were included in the package. We enjoyed this whilst deciding what we wanted to order. The atmosphere was lovely & the food really was delicious. We... More 

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Thank Lou280314
fatheifer, Guest Relations Manager at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and evening meal. I will be sure to pass you comments on to all the staff and hope to see you back here sometime soon. More 

Hawes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal itself was exceptional and lived up to expectation from precious visits. The waiting on staff were all brilliant and very attentive The only criticism is that we were asked to move tables after our main course as they had a large booking coming and needed to push tables together. This was rather irritating but we were offered complimentary... More 

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Thank Jemma H
fatheifer, Guest Relations Manager at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us but very sorry about the inconvenience caused by having to move tables. I can assure you this isn't common place. I hope to see you back here in the future. More 

Hawes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing food and service couldn't fault anything ....still our favourite place to eat out. 😀

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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best steak I have had in my 41 years. And the previous top steak was at the bull and bear in New York , the oysters for pre starter were amazing , the scollop starter was divine , my 10 0z rib and 16 oz tbone were stunning , you did read this right I had 2 steaks... More 

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Thank David C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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