A NORTH Yorkshire boutique hotel and restaurant is celebrating after being named as one of the best in the UK.

The Wensleydale Heifer, in West Witton near Leyburn, has been placed in the top ten in TripAdvisor’s prestigious Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best Awards 2020 in the Best Fine Dining Restaurant category.

Every year TripAdvisor pulls together all the reviews and ratings posted on its site and to highlight the very best.

The Wensleydale Heifer came sixth in a top ten list which included Michelin-starred establishments and fellow Yorkshire restaurant The Black Swan at Oldstead.

It has also been named as a finalist in the White Rose Awards.

The hotel, owned and run by father and son team Lewis and David Moss, has 13 bedrooms and celebrates all that is great about Yorkshire.

David Moss said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be named in such a prestigious list, taking our place alongside internationally-renowned restaurants across the UK. "Our focus always is on using the very best, freshest and most local produce possible to create our menus and we’re delighted that our efforts have been recognised by the people that matter the most – our guests.

“It’s their wonderful reviews and ratings that have helped us achieve this fantastic accolade, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Since we have reopened we have been incredibly humbled by the support we’ve had from our guests – it’s been so very much appreciated.”