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The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton, North Yorkshire

The Wensleydale Heifer

4.8
4.8
69 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–14:30 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:15

  • Phone number

    01969 622322

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    David Moss

What 69 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • Yorkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Yorkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • Yorkshire

    Special Occasions

  • Yorkshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Yorkshire

    British

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • North Yorkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • North Yorkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • North Yorkshire

    Special Occasions

  • North Yorkshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • North Yorkshire

    British

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  1. MR

    MikeR

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND THE STAFF WERE GREAT, VERY HELPFUL AND ALL WILLING TO HAVE A CHAT AND A LAUGH
  2. F

    Fagan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with fantastic staff. We had the huge fish and chips and it was huge! Really enjoyed the meal although it was way too much food. We found the fish to be slightly on the salty side but the batter, chips, peas and curry sauce were lovely.
  3. VM

    VickyM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the restaurant for a special birthday and it was a special night. The staff were really attentive but not over the top. The food was really lovely and the range of seafood dishes really impressive. Can't fault the experience. We'll definitely be back.
  4. JL

    JohnL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wensleydale Heifer provided a lovely evening of quality food and very diligent service to help us celebrate a wedding anniversary. The trio of lemon puddings was a true highlight. With thanks to all the lovely staff
  5. JA

    JoArdern

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were amazing, nothing too much trouble. We will definitely be back.
  6. AD

    AaronD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great Yorkshire welcome, it is worth a visit for a quiet meal or special occasion.
  7. SD

    SimonD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful experience, lovely food, excellent service and very reasonable for the quality. The complementary touches for my partner's birthday were also lovely and made it seem an even more special occasion. Will certainly go again.
  8. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food served in a very pleasant restaurant.
  9. G

    Ghylly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great staff Great location Made our special day just Greeeeeeat
  10. EN

    EleanorN

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exquisite - secret lunch menu was absolutely delicious! Summer cup cocktail was outstanding. Staff were lovely and friendly. Highly recommended.
  11. DA

    DeniseA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to dine. The food is consistently delicious, the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. There are several areas to choose from depending upon the ambiance you want, all are beautifully decorated and recently renovated. We have dined here with every member of our family over the years and it’s universally loved by all. Highly recommended.
  12. ST

    SianT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening, friendly, professional service and wonderful food. A really balanced menu with some outstanding choices. Highly recommended.
  13. F

    Favorite

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were there for Sunday lunch and it was delicious. Ample portions, and good variety of starters and desserts. The service started off really well but as the restaurant filled up the staff struggled a bit to keep up. That was a minor detail in an otherwise excellent meal.
  14. E

    Elizabethb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and excellent service - would highly recommend
  15. AF

    AlistairF

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking to eat in Yorkshire, the Wensleydale heifer in West Witton is the place to be. The menu selection is fantastic, the food is unbeatable and the service is first class. Vince and his team will look after your every need. Although expensive, for a special treat the Wensleydale takes some beating.
  16. HC

    HelenC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, great care and service. We has a wonderful meal, presented well, full of flavour. Looking forward to going back to try more of the amazing menu.
  17. NC

    NicolaC

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely anniversary dinner - with nice touches from the staff - a balloon, Card and chocolates! The food as usual was delicious and beautifully served by the experience serving staff. The wine choices were extensive and the Sauvignon blanc we chose was crisp and fruity.
  18. JB

    JohnB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    infrequent but regular visitors and it never fails to please. Worth special mention is 'the extra step' taken by the friendly, helpful staff.
  19. MP

    MichaelP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely well cooked food and plentiful. Beef was perfection, all the vegetables were cooked as they should be. Staff were professional, friendly and attentive. Very well priced for such an excellent meal.
  20. VM

    VictoriaMoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food & service was amazing with good vegetarian options. Lovely birthday touch with balloon, card & chocolates
  21. JS

    JuliaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful service, attentive and very friendly
  22. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    my first time visiting, will not be the last. i am a foodie the tastes coming from our choices were out of this world, such a good menu to pick from, three of us were like young adults trying each others meals like we had not eaten such delights before, i myself am from Yorkshire been a chef for 35 years my two companions from South Africa & Singapore who have eaten in some of the best restaurants, were amazed starters spicy sweet chilli & sesame king prawns,,,, WoW marinated whisky beef fillet,,,, Divine 'Som Tam' chilli squid, & Thai salad ,,, Perfect Mains whisky & brown sugar marinated rib eye so so succulent ,,, best ever steak spicy sweet chilli king prawns again ,, she was delighted Whitby fish Pakora ,, blown away by the taste we all shared a dessert as too full, Salted caramel & honeycomb cheese cake, looked as good as it tasted, so light & tasty & what a wine list to choose from, my cousin is a wine dealer he was very impressed , i will be booking another visit very soon
  23. TB

    TimB

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to dine, the staff are attentive and food is first class, the venue is extremely popular and has a good vibe. The restaurant is well laid out and smartly decorated. Parking can be a challenge as the car park is not very large and would improve the venue if it could be extended as on street parking is not very safe due to being on a narrow and busy road.
  24. HT

    HarjitT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We arrived 40 mins earlier with the hope of having a drink before dinner at the bar. We were asked to sit down and someone would be with us. After waiting 15 mins nobody arrived. I went to bar and waiter came gave us menu for food and wine. 10 mins later we were approached for food order, still no drink. Manager then sorted drinks. Lovely atmosphere in dining area but was a bit cold with air con. Food amazing as were staff
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food in lovely relaxed surroundings
  26. s

    sarahb

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a lovely place to stay and to eat. Food is very nice beautifully presented and really nice. I had seafood pancakes and they are very good .
  27. J

    John

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal- prawns amazing. Staff all brilliant
  28. CR

    CaroleR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food quality and service, table booked in the snug was very comfortable.
  29. N

    Nozz

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Also excellent food (albeit a bit rich for my palate). Quite expensive unless you're from London, but great for a special occasion. My only quibble was the springy floor. My seat was bouncing every time the staff walked behind me.
  30. JJ

    JanetJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent place to dine couldn't fault it in any way. Food was superb, well served by attentive friendly knowledgeable staff. Good and varied wine list too.
  31. TM

    TimM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed at the Heifer. A visit is like returning to see old friends. The welcome is warm, the food always superb and the service always friendly and efficient.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Sunday dinners ever….. Fabulous
  33. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff were fantastic . Service was second to none . This place really is a cut above the rest for dining. Can’t wait to go back
  34. IT

    IanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every member of staff made us feel special and valuable to them. And the food was delicious. Will be going back very soon. Thank you for a great experience Ian and Rita.
  35. M

    Michael

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A lovely place to eat but good not as good as usual.
  36. SL

    SarahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From walking in the door, the service from you staff was impeccable, you must have great staff training. The food as usual was the best in the area! Love love love the lobster maple salad! Can’t wait to come back again.
  37. CE

    ChristineE

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The meal was lovely. We were a little squashed at our table but we had to be in the bar because we had our 2 dogs with us. The staff were lovely and friendly
  38. ST

    StephenT

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food here is exceptional and in my opinion the best in the area by a country mile. It is expensive though but well worth it for a special occasion.
  39. H

    Hilsfoodquest

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch - excellent!
  40. P

    Potter

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a local … a trip to the heifer is a special treat… and never disappoints. This visit was different … absolutely superb, never mind nice. We felt very lucky to live so close!

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The Wensleydale Heifer is rated 4.8 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Wensleydale Heifer

Yorkshire Dales National Park, West Witton, North Yorkshire DL8 4LS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    West Witton

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–14:30 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:15

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood, Grill

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Moss

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

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