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The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
+44 1969 622322
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
18:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Main Street, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been recommended to go to this restaurant for its superb dining. Well, the steak was very good, per se. But, it was over-garnished despite not ordering a sauce: celeriac puree (too highly flavoured with garlic), carmelised onions, herb butter with shallots (I think),...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Excellent as usual, Staff very helpful and food 1st class. We have been visiting this eating house for may years when we visit the area, and strongly recommend anyone who likes good food and ambiance

Thank Don W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious ,beautifully prepared and elegantly presented food, with some interesting and unusual choices . Very attentive and pleasant staff who were not intrusive. Dining room and lounge needs a bit of a freshen up by someone with a bit of flair. The food takes...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food and I have passed your kind words onto all the staff who in turn were delighted. We do constantly maintain...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a wonderfully lunch with family. Food, service, atmosphere, staff all 5 star,,,,,,,, we live some disttance away and book for special occasions, but it is well worth the travel. We are always made welcome and the food is excellent. Thank you for making our...More

Thank John S
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words and your continuing support of the Heifer. We really enjoy the fact that we have so many celebrations at the Heifer, it is a real honor that people choose us for their landmark occasions and great...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely food. Nice staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. If I had one small criticism it would be drinks prices. But a lovely night. Thank you.More

Thank mhuntington
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star and I am delighted that you had an enjoyable evening with us. I have spoken to our bar manager Vince about the drink prices and he is looking in to see what he can do, we always...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Seven of us Celebrating a 30th birthday. Table in the bar area at my request as previously eaten here, but would not recommend this area as far to noisy & busy now. On previous visits you are served drinks in the lounge area and taken...More

1  Thank Mel M
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry that the lounge area was full, we are very busy on a Saturday night and limited to pre-dinner seating areas specially if it is a large party. I am sorry if this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi What can you say, the evening was enjoyed by all members of our party The food surpassed expectation. Good friendly service. Would recommend . Missed out on our coffee and chocs as too full lolMore

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

Thank you for your very kind words, surpassing expectations is a great compliment and I will pass it onto the whole team. Its a shame you missed out on the chocolates - they are all handmade in the kitchen by our pastry chef - if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined for dinner to celebrate our daughters 30th Birthday We had a very positive experience in everyway . A member of our party of 10 has special dietary requirements , this was handled by the staff with the upmost care and consideration .We also...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review of your recent experience at the Heifer. I am delighted that you had a nice time and we managed to accommodate your dietary request. It is very important to us that any guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much for a fantastic lunch yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious and plentiful and your service was professional, with lots of attention to detail. We will be back again soon I'm sure xMore

Thank carolehiltonrose
fatheifer, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for coming to visit us! I am pleased that you enjoyed the food, it really is our premier cut of meat and has been very popular. I have passed your kind words onto all the staff and we look forward to...More

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Kenwidd
12 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
12 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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Rosiejkj
28 April 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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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