survey result

Summary

£74
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “unexpected gem” is “a true gastropub/hotel serving seafood in the middle of the Dales”, despite its name – and despite an inland setting almost as far as you can get in Yorkshire from either the North or the Irish Sea coast. This “can be a little confusing – almost as if it can’t make its mind up whether it’s a meat or a fish restaurant” – given that there’s a ‘grill-room’ list of steaks alongside the lobster and other seafood. Still, the food is all “very good quality”, while “service is always impeccable and discreet”.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fresh fish in the middle of The Dales!” – the unlikely hero at this “wonderful” and “quirky” village restaurant-with-rooms, be it “fish and chips to die for” or the lunchtime prawn sandwiches (“feels like you are eating an ocean’s worth”). Add in a “the warmest Yorkshire welcome imaginable” and it “has it all”.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fresh fish in the middle of The Dales!” – the unlikely hero at this “wonderful” and “quirky” village restaurant-with-rooms, be it “fish and chips to die for” or the lunchtime prawn sandwiches (“feels like you are eating an ocean’s worth”). Add in a “the warmest Yorkshire welcome imaginable” and it “has it all”.

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This family-run village restaurant-with-rooms wins consistent ratings for its “lovely food”, including (despite its distinctly beefy name) a menu of “super fish” specialities.

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Highchair,Menu,Portions
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No dress code
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The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant in DL8, West Witton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Wensleydale Heifer restaurant.
Jonathan B
Surprising and ambitious menu in this pub o...
Reviewed 11 months, 5 days ago

"Surprising and ambitious menu in this pub of many rooms that her ordinary from the outside but offers much when you make your way in. We tried the renowned fish and chips, although there were many more adventurous options, and it didn't disappoint. Better than a lot we've tried in Yorkshire, where they tend to know their batter. The welcome was good and the service outstanding. A rough diamond, maybe, but without doubt a gem. The setting, of course, is exceptional."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.50 £32.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.50 £28.50 £6.00 £9.75
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Main St, West Witton, DL8 4LS
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:15 pm

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