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The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
+44 1969 622322
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (99 reviews)
“hake” (38 reviews)
“prawn cocktail” (27 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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 yesterday

Fabulous dining experience, couldn't fault it. Really friendly and attentive staff. The steak melted in the mouth.

Thank Tilly142
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 August 2017

As part of our 50th wedding anniversary celebrations, we spent a few days in Wensleydale and chose the Wensleydale Heifer as the location for our quiet, romantic dinner. We had an outstanding meal with great service, attentive staff and lively dining companions at adjacent tables!...More

Thank heckmondwike
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on your recent time with us. It was a real privilege to be part of such and important anniversary and I am so pleased that we didn't let you down. I am so pleased that...More

Reviewed yesterday

Just lovely - seafood was amazing! Amazing quality. Restaurant was a little cold when we first sat down - but a word to the hosts and this was rectified really quickly. Will definitely eat here again.More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed the seafood, we have over seven different suppliers who deliver on a daily basis, our head chef Craig spends a long time each day to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an overnight stay in the Heifer Room, Room was clean and adequate, our meal was very nice - Oysters, Chateaubriand, Lobster, all great. Breakfast was very good too, however the service and attention to detail was excellentMore

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your 5 star review of your recent stay and meal with us. I am very happy that your enjoyed your meal with us and also breakfast and I have passed your lovely comments on to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Heifer was truly outstanding. Booked the table for a surprise for my mums birthday, they had put a ballon on the table and a card and some chocolates, such a lovely touch. Very child friendly, a little gift for colouring a picture, again such...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. I am delighted that you chose the Heifer for such a special occasion and I am happy that you enjoyed the little extras that were on the table. I have two young daughters...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was fine, service was fine - I just don't appreciate three separate requests to leave feedback.More

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

What a great headline! Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review - I am sorry about the requests for feedback, I will speak with our reception about this point. We do like to receive feedback as we have made so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more restaurant than pub, nowadays, the food is consistenly superb. A nice, welcoming environment and cheerful staff enhance the whole dining experience. Initially marketed as a sea-food speciality restaurant, their meat dishes are equally as good. (My wife loves sea-food, but I do not!...More

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

Wow - 'save up and go before you die' - now that is what i call a compliment! Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review of your recent meal with us. I do really like it when we manage to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, comfort and experience for special occasions, Don't agree with the automatic adding of 10% for tips without me having to decline and explain to staff, that's a bit arrogant in my view. otherwise a great place for a special occasion.More

Thank DaveW1956
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming to visit us and taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed the food and I do take on board your comments about the service charge, it is optional and 100% does go to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal with excellent service and the sharing plates for the desserts was awesome!! Would thoroughly recommend to any one

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the taster platter and I have passed your kind words onto our pastry chef Krissy. All the staff look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend booked a table at the wensleydale heifer as a treat whilst staying in swinithwaite and we werent disappointed. Lovely atmosphere, staff were brilliant and the food was amazing. Would 100% return if back in the area xMore

Thank babybear25
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review of your recent meal with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. I have passed your kind words onto all the staff and we very much look forward to welcoming you...More

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Jill T
13 October 2017|
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Response from fatheifer | Property representative |
Hi Jill We cater for all dietary requirements, give us a call and we will be happy to book you in
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Kenwidd
11 June 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
11 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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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