Walshford

The Bridge Hotel & Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 4-star hotel in North Yorkshire is less than 10 minutes' drive from the market town of Wetherby
  • The hotel's core is a former coaching inn dating from the 17th century
  • Spa facilities include an outside hot tub, a Nordic sauna, an ice fountain and a eucalyptus steam room (must be pre-booked; additional fees apply)
  • Harrogate, Leeds and York are all around 30 minutes' drive away

93%
Enjoyed This
(226 Member Ratings)
"Location and helpful staff"
Simon
Sep 19, 2018
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is five minutes' drive from the A1(M). Parking is free. The nearest railway station is Cattal, less than 10 minutes' drive away. There is a free shuttle service available for guests arriving between 8:30am-6pm (pre-book).

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Bridge Hotel & Spa is in the hamlet of Walshford in North Yorkshire. The hotel is said to stand exactly halfway between London and Edinburgh, so it's not surprising that the 17th-century core began life as a coaching inn. Today, the property is five minutes' drive from the A1(M) and is "well-connected" (The AA) for day trips.

The hotel is less than 10 minutes' drive from the market town of Wetherby, home to Wetherby Racecourse, which hosts racedays from October to July. Bramham Park -- a sprawling wooded estate with an 18th-century manor, and host to the Bramham International Horse Trials and the Leeds Festival -- is a 15-minute drive away.

You can also drive 15 minutes to Knaresborough and see Mother Shipton's Cave or the ruined 14th-century castle, or venture 30 minutes by car to spend the day at Newby Hall, Fountains Abbey or Lightwater Valley theme park. The nightlife of Leeds, the spa town of Harrogate and historic York -- "the North's most compelling city", according to Rough Guides -- are also around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales national parks are 40 minutes' drive away. 

The hotel boasts a spa with an outdoor hot tub, two saunas, an ice fountain and a steam room (access is £15 per person for three hours). The cosy bar is adorned with oak panelling dating back 250 years, and the restaurant serves classic British dishes. Wi-Fi is free.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £15 per night for children aged between 3 and 15; £20 per night for children aged 16 and above as well as adults. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night, per dog.

Fees: Payments made by American Express will incur a 3% transaction fee.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

93%
Enjoyed This
(226 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Bridge over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
We were a little disappointed in double bedded room we were initially allocated as it did not come up to standard that was advertised through TravelZoo. After travelling over 3 hours to get to destination we were given a room that was incredibly small for a double and it was obvious that previous occupants had been guiding themselves, probably through the night on way to the bathroom, as there were marks all over the walls on both sides of the bed as the floorspace and gaps were so narrow. We had booked this on the understanding that we would receive a room as shown on the advert (worked out the advertised rooms are on the first floor and we were on ground floor and hasten to add on way to this room had to walk through a soggy carpet passed one of the hotels public toilets which obviously had a massive leak!). We rather think the hotel is taking advantage of TravelZoo and are instead allocating people to extremely smaller, more basic and shabbier rooms that are desperately in need of refreshment!! We did get upgraded to a much better room after discussion with reception but had to wait over 1 hour before they could re-allocate and even though this room was good the plumbing needed a lot to be desired as when using the shower over the bath in this room by the time finished the water in the bath was half way up legs confirming a massive problem draining away - not very hygienic to say the least (we did point this out to Reception on leaving). Evening meal was very good but breakfast was not as nice. Breakfast in this hotel is buffet style and served from 7am-10am and as we did not arrive until 9.40am for this most things had been out for quite a while and were not as fresh as they would have been earlier on but this defeats the whole object of the breakfast timescale as whatever time a guest arrives for this meal, everyone should have the similar expectancy of a good all round breakfast? We also found that part of the continental breakfast had all gone and not been replaced, again if they state breakfast between certain times should it not be the same for those that attend nearer, in this instance, 10am as those that attended just from 7am onwards?
Susan Sep 19, 2018 Wigton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and helpful staff
Other Comments
Would definitely return and use travelzoo again
Simon Sep 19, 2018 Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The five-course evening meal which was included in our Travelzoo offer was delicious and included the carvery so you could eat as much or as little as you liked!
Other Comments
The Travel Zoo offer was brilliant. The food was lovely, the staff were all very pleasant, efficient and welcoming. It is obviously a popular wedding venue .
Jean Sep 16, 2018 Thatcham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room, quiet and with a good bathroom. Friendly staff. Big car park.
Other Comments
Opening a window or going outside meant a stink of manure from surrounding land. Food is simple, kept-warm fare. Bar staff could not tackle anything more complicated than a gin and tonic.
E Sep 15, 2018 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was very good.
Other Comments
Dinner service was particularly chaotic.
James Sep 14, 2018 Paphos, Cyprus
Enjoyed Most
Buffet Breafast and Carvery
Other Comments
Had a look around the Spa but wasn't inclined to spend £15 each to use it.
John Sep 11, 2018 Nelson, Lancashire., United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Club room was very nice, really enjoyed the evening meal.
Tony Sep 11, 2018 Darlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
value for money
sheila Sep 05, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, service and food (especially the included dinner in the charming 'Courtyard' restaurant)
Brian Sep 02, 2018 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly atmosphere and helpful staff
Kimberley Sep 01, 2018 Stevenage, United Kingdom

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