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“Best Restaurant in Yorkshire by a Country Mile” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant
Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
01969 622322
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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6 restaurant reviews
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“Best Restaurant in Yorkshire by a Country Mile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

I have eating through-out the UK and this has to be in my top three places to eat, the menu is always changing and we try to visit once a month and I just think it keeps getting better and better, you can tell how good it is by how busy it is even on weeknights. I recomend the king crab any of the various lobster dishes, my hubby always has the fish soup, he says he is an addict. If you are every in the area make sure you give it a try. The restaurant also has a great facebook page where you can win vouchers and request recipes from the chef.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Central Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

We had read alot about the Heifer and looked forward to something special,unfortunately it was over priced mediocre food and I wouldnt reccommend anyone to go here.We found other places that were far better for far better value.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham UK
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“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

we had a very good evening meal here, though a little pricey.excellent quality meal.it was very busy and waited a while to have our order taken.staff were almost too busy to be very attentive, which let the side down a little.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I have stayed at this hotel three times...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

I have stayed at this hotel three times and find the service and food to be excellent. Highly recommend.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Seafood Restaurant in the North”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

Regular customer to this imaginative, decadent restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is just out of this world. Would highly recommend, have never had a bad meal yet. Could also recommend to stay here too, the rooms are classy and comfortable and the breakfast (as is all their food) to die for.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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