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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 good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (89 reviews)
“prawns” (34 reviews)
“hake” (33 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
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1 - 10 of 1,094 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Fabulous Sunday lunch, great maple lobster and lobster Thermidor and dessert. Ambience is so relaxing, look forward to the next time.

Thank mjdLondon
Reviewed today via mobile

Visited this highly recommended restaurant and found the dining experience to be good but not great. Entree and main course were good and desserts were excellent. The quality of the food undermined by inattentive staff even though restaurant only about half full. If it wasn't...More

Thank BJSL31
Reviewed yesterday

It had been recommended to us but we thought it was pretentious and expensive. Nothing special about it.

Thank RichardSueClark
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We reserved a table and were a little late due to traffic. The staff were great and very welcoming. With a gluten and dairy intolerance, it's often hard to eat like the other guests in the party. Not here. I was so surprised to be...More

Thank Yel
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming to visit us and I am over the moon that you had a great time. Your review means a lot to me - let me tell you why - My wife suffers from various food intolerance and we have always struggled...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On the spur of the moment we decided to have lunch here and we were not disappointed. I know that from the outside, it looks like a traditional Yorkshire pub, bit inside its a foodie heaven. We opted for three tapas (all prawn or salmon)...More

3  Thank Julie W
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving you very kind words. I like the idea of the Heifer being described as a 'foodie heaven'. Our Head chef Craig and his team have put a lot of work into our tapas and sandwich menu and they were so happy...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here for dinner and had a wonderful meal: the shared fish platter for starters, which had been recommended, and then great fish in a pleasant dining-room, with friendly service. we would certainly return.More

Thank M L
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for leaving such a lovely review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us, we used some of the UK's very best fish suppliers and they service us with a great product. I have passed your kind words onto all the staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood started to share was awesome, Surf and Turf fillet and Thermadore to die for. Wife had Rockafella Lobster which was also amazingMore

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

Thanks so much for such a glowing review. We are very passionate about our steak and lobster menu and I am so happy that you tried the best of both worlds with our 'surf and turf'. The summer months are a fantastic time for Whitby...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great meal, the staff and food were excellent, worth the reputation it has and felt like good value for price, highly recommended - we shall definitely be back!More

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

Cheers for your great comments, I am very happy that you enjoyed your birthday treat with us and delighted that you felt we were good value for money. I will pass on your lovely words to all the staff and we will look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

WE passed this restaurant often during the last couple of months, but never stopped ... today we decided to give it a try ... it has a nice parking behind the restaurant ... we arrived early, so the kitchen was not open yes , diner...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, I am so happy that you decided to stop and give us a try and delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us, I have passed your lovely words onto all the staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lobster was sublime. The steak was the best my other half has ever had. Everything done to a very high standard.More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review, I am so happy that you enjoyed the lobster and very happy that your partner enjoyed the steak, we do get all our meat from a fantastic butcher near Ripon who is the...More

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Kenwidd
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Vulcan Reviews O | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small establishment so table numbers are limited. And due to popularity it is advisable. Weekends are rammed so maybe try another day?
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Kenwidd
June 11, 2017|
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Response from merecatjack | Reviewed this property |
I have always made a booking, best to make sure you can get a table.
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Rosiejkj
April 28, 2017|
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Response from LinsH83 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure but I would assume so?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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