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The Wensleydale Heifer


A traditional whitewashed inn houses this award-winning restaurant with rooms. Clubby leather sofas and armchairs in front of an inglenook fireplace provide a comfortable venue to peruse the menu before entering one of the two dining rooms, each with their own distinct and individual character. The chefs create dishes from luxury classics like steaks and lobsters to their famous Fish and Chips, tasty posh sandwiches and tapas for lunch. Whether you want fine dining or a casual meal in relaxed atmosphere., there's something for everyone.

Where is The Wensleydale Heifer located?

In the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Wensleydale Heifer is set in the picturesque postcard village of West Witton. Well situated for a restful break just a few miles from the beautiful and lively market town of Leyburn, offering a real chance to get away from everything. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside, the ideal location for those who love history, walks or just to get away from it all.

What cuisine is on offer at The Wensleydale Heifer?

The kitchen's philosophy is to use the finest ingredients available, sourced locally where possible, to create simple modern British cuisine where flavour and quality are the benchmarks. Being predominantly a fish restaurant - although there are meat options - starters might include chilli salt squid and a cured and smoked fish platter to be followed by lobster Thermidor or their famous fish and chips. A well-selected wine list offers a good choice of sensibly priced wines. 

What makes a meal at The Wensleydale Heifer unique?

The menus are full of local produce, and the list of local suppliers is almost as long as the list of returning diners. From eggs to wine, vegetables to fish and meat to coffee, if it is possible, The Wensleydale Chef's will source locally to ensure quality is guaranteed.


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The Wensleydale Heifer

Went lunchtime for our anniversary lunch 3 course I didn't mention our anniversary when I booked it but wish I had done as 2 tables were decked out with anniversary balloon and card and roses which I thought was a lovely gesture lunch was brilliant enjoyed it the gammon was so delicious staff ver...

The Wensleydale Heifer

This hotel looks like another little village pub in Yorkshire but it most certainly is not! It is an amazing boutique hotel which is obviously hugely enjoyed by locals and visitors from further afield. It is a great place to celebrate a birthday or special event. The restaurant serves delicious f...

The Wensleydale Heifer

We came for my mum-in-law's 75th birthday as a party of 6. We enjoyed the tastey prosecco cocktails and a pinkster's gin before taking our seats. We ordered fish and chips, a cheeseburger, hake risotto, ribeye bacon and fish pie. All of them were exceedingly good dishes - kids and adults alike. C...

The Wensleydale Heifer

We were driving across the dales from Richmond to Ingleton and back. On the way we thought that we would find somewhere for lunch, and well wow! we had not pre-booked but the staff were great and found us a table. My mother was made-up she had the lobster (I had the steak) both were delicious. We...

The Wensleydale Heifer

Great welcome on arrival, service first class all staff were very friendly efficient and helpful. Food was excellent a fantastic dinner and substantial good quality breakfast. We had the lobster special menu and would recommend this to anyone.

The Wensleydale Heifer

Massive menus including tapas, extensive seafood choice, attentive staff and dog friendly pub, would recommend to anyone, lovely cosy dales pub, and excellent food, will be back very soon as there is so much on the menu I would like to try.

The Wensleydale Heifer

The Wensleydale Heifer came highly recommended by friends so we decided to visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Fantastic food, excellent accommodation, friendly staff in a beautiful area of the Dales. Will definitely visit again.

The Wensleydale Heifer

Food was fantastic - we stayed two nights which meant we could try most of the dishes on the lobster menu, all delicious, really well put together flavours. Every one of the 8 desserts on the Heifer dessert 'flight' was a treat.

The Wensleydale Heifer

I have really enjoyed my visit to the Wensleydale Heifer. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I ordered from the two course set menu and the food was absolutely lovely. They also make children feel really welcome.

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Extra info

Open Times: Daily 12:00-14:30, 18:00-21:30

Vendor Accreditation: AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms, Good Food Guide, Michelin Guide

Arrival information and directions

Address: West Witton, North Yorkshire, West WittonDL8 4LS, United Kingdom

Please see the website for directions.

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