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The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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About
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Unreal food with great sized portions, staff were also really great, I went for the fish pie which was packed full of flavour, different types of fish with some beautiful veggies at the side, deserts were to die for! (I didn't get a photo of...the main because I was too busy eating it).More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2020

Fabulous as always, though it would have been nice to have had a choice of a fixed price menu in the holiday season

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent as normal, amazing staff, always love coming back, can’t wait to return. Well done Merry Xmas and a happy year, so all you guys and girls soon.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 December 2020 via mobile

We regularly eat at the WH and when our Xmas holiday abroad was cancelled due to covid, we managed to secure a last minute booking, as they’d had a cancellation. We had booked into the snug, as we were bringing our dog but when we...arrived we had an equally lovely table in what used to be the lounge area. There was a large choice on the menu and the food was FABULOUS. The service was also first class. Also, I just wanted to pick up on the recent reviews about the restaurant’s covid policy. We felt very safe. There is a one way system, hand sanitiser everywhere and the tables are well spaced out. Everyone wears masks when walking around and the spaces are well ventilated. Personally, with one of our party being in her 70s, we didn’t have any concerns re covid. Thanks for making our day so special. See you soon!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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david m, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2020

Thank you so much for your very positive review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you had a great time and I have passed your kind words onto the team.

Reviewed 23 December 2020 via mobile

Such an amazing experience We did the gourmet package which was fantastic. The staff, service and food was wonderful. The knowledge of Vince with the wine tasting and the chef who bespoke a menu just for us was all An amazing experience from start to...finish. Will definitely recommend and do it again without fail Thank you to all at Wensleydale HeiferMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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david m, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2020

Thank you so much for your very positive review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you had a great time and I have passed your kind words onto the team.

Reviewed 23 December 2020 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful lunch. The welcome and fabulous food ... we will definitely be back with a group post covid! Try the Heifer signature dish - Maple roast Whitby lobster salad. An unlikely pairing that just works brilliantly! 🥰

Date of visit: December 2020
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david m, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2020

Thank you so much for your very positive review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you had a great time and I have passed your kind words onto the team.

Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

Excellent service, amazing food and lovely drinks...an absolutely fabulous evening - thank you! The restaurant was lovely and warm. I would recommend the social salad and calamari accompanied by a pornstar martini!

Date of visit: December 2020
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david m, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2020

Thank you so much for your very positive review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you had a great time and I have passed your kind words onto the team.

Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Food and service top notch as usual! Everything felt nice and safe with regards to COVID! Thankyou for a lovely evening, can’t wait to visit again!

Date of visit: December 2020
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david m, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2020

Thank you so much for your very positive review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you had a great time and I have passed your kind words onto the team.

Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Wow as always you impress us all! The food was absolutely delicious, everything we asked for you had and accommodated for our vegan diners as well, will beautiful fresh food. The staff are all superb especially our main waiter who was very polite and helpful....If I was being very picky I could only say a bigger car park (which can’t be helped of course) and a bit more choice on the vegan menu. We don’t usually get phones out at the dinner table but we couldn’t help but take pictures of the food presentation. My dad ended the meal by saying “I love it here”More

Date of visit: December 2020
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david m, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2020

Thank you so much for your very positive review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you had a great time and I have passed your kind words onto the team.

Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely night. Excellent food and fantastic service. Felt welcome from the minute we walked in. I would highly recommend 🙂

Date of visit: December 2020
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david m, Owner at The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2020

Thank you so much for your very positive review of your recent meal with us. I am so pleased that you had a great time and I have passed your kind words onto the team.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant

  • Yes, The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5