The Wensleydale Heifer

“Stylish all-rounder”



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Father and son partnership Lewis and David Moss have owned the Wensleydale Heifer for more than 17 years and have created a real family atmosphere at the hotel. With a cosy and comfortable lounge, complete with its log burner, the Bar and Snug offer dog-friendly and more casual options for dining, while the Fish Bar and Dining Room are perfect for any occasion. Whichever room you choose, the food is AA-Rosette quality; start with beef, wild mushroom and truffle spring rolls; continue with herb crusted hake fillet, crushed potatoes and herb cream; or roast Nidderdale lamb rump, garlic and herb mash plus roast confit garlic. There are whole pages of choice for both vegetarians and vegans, as well as a lobster menu, a grill room menu and a wonderful children's menu too.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Wensleydale Heifer
Main Street, WEST WITTON, DL8 4LS


About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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