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The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

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Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
+44 1969 622322
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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York, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank AHunter1958
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Karen S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Tony and Sarah G
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 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank FringeFace
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 

Thank Lou280314
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 

Thank Jemma H
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. 😀

Thank dawn s
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank David C
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my girlfriends birthday.. It was marvellous, the food was just out of this world. Thank you to all the staff you really made a special night perfect, we can't wait to see you again.The sharing dessert is the best dessert we have ever been served anywhere.

Thank Craig B
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined here at least half a dozen times and it really never lets you down, the produce is excellent the menu is innovative and fresh and the end result is always so satisfying. It's testament to the superb staff both behind the scenes and front of house which has people always going back for more.

Thank Nicola M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
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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