The Bridge Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 4-star hotel in North Yorkshire is less than 10 minutes' drive from the market town of Wetherby
  • Part of the hotel's main building 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 (spa access must be pre-booked; additional fees apply)
  • Harrogate, Leeds and York are all around 30 minutes' drive away

"Great overnight stop, good room, food uncomplicated, substantial and very acceptable, place clean, tidy and warm"
Jan 14, 2020 - Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
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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 there is a 17th-century coaching inn at the core of the hotel building. 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 -- 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 (spa access is £15 per person for three hours and must be pre-booked). The cosy bar is adorned with oak panelling dating back 250 years, and the restaurant serves classic British dishes. Wi-Fi is free.



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


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


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:
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 and under.
Extra bed available upon request, for children 3 to 12: £25 per night.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
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: Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at 10 £ per night.

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.

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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.

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(309 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Bridge over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great overnight stop, good room, food uncomplicated, substantial and very acceptable, place clean, tidy and warm
Other Comments
A used room service tray with left over food was on the floor outside next room when we arrived...... and when we left.
Graham Jan 14, 2020 Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room was good. Staff helpful with access issues as some mobility issues. Food old fashioned menu and style of service. Spa was quirky with good range of treatments.
Dorothy Jan 14, 2020 Stanley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Unfortunately the beef carvery was a disaster - tough and not cooked properly. Although one of the first to eat, the displayed vegetables were bland and not overly warm. On a positive note the starter dishes were very good! We ate in the bar the following evening - limited expensive menu although service was good. Staff all pleasant but really must improve the restaurant - carvery and ambience.
Allan Jan 08, 2020 Kettering, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Had a CB lovely overnight stay with friends. Staff very friendly & helpful. Lovely food, both evening meal & breakfast. Excellent value for money, lovely bar & lounge area. Would recommend.
Karen Jan 07, 2020 Ilkeston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The deal was very good value for money. Lovely evening meal and the room was comfortable although requiring some attention. Nice bar area for pre or post dinner drinks
Leslie Jan 04, 2020 Harrogate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed our stay very much. Easy check in lovely staff cosy comfy bar serving a nice pint of bentleys and very nice room
william Dec 24, 2019 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was a clean place The restaurant staff are very friendly
Other Comments
When we got to the hotel there was no one at the reception then when someone appeared they said our room was not ready which I get as we where there at 1pm and check in is at 2pm however when someone turned up 30 minutes after us they where checked in with no problem. Also just to add the spa staff was not helpful to and the spa is not included need to book in advance. Also if your going to be in York city centre don’t stay here it’s a 20 min drive and the location is not great
Berivan Dec 24, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
poor service in the bar , waited 20mins for a pint pulling after changing barrel over but offering a Christmas spiced beer as a alternative . the Christmas atmosphere of a skinny little tree in the bar area was not very festive for the 21st dec . not even a log burning on the open fire . I know they have to keep on top decoration but the place stunk of solvent based paint . friendly staff and reception were great. room clean and tidy.
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adrian Dec 23, 2019 Wakefield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All staff were very pleasant and helpful. They allowed us to charge our electric car overnight. There was a party going on until late which was next to our friends room. We asked if they could move to another room which was quieter. This was done immediately without any fuss . The room was an upgrade too. Breakfast is very good, carvery so-so .
Other Comments
Beds very comfy , quiet location, good for visiting York and Harrogate .
Leah Dec 23, 2019 Rotherham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Warm , comfortable hotel. Comfy rooms and beds even though most of the rooms are in the eves (watch your heads). Good , friendly staff. Food is a carvery but good quality and plentiful (5 courses ! ). Soup is always good.
Other Comments
Although the hotel is in a bit of a strange place being just off the A1 and a little noisy, it is a nice venue and quite stylish.
Frances Dec 21, 2019 Kidderminster, United Kingdom

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