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The Wishingwell

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26-inch TV with digital channels
Desk, bed sheets
26-inch TV with digital channels
Desk, bed sheets

Overview of The Wishingwell

The Wishingwell

3 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBarlow Common8 min walk
  • Popular LocationSelby Abbey2 min drive
  • Popular LocationSelby Town Hall6 min drive
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)58 min drive

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About this area


Located in Selby, The Wishingwell is in an area with good shopping. Howden Minster and All Saints Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Raceway Karting. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at York Racecourse or Pontefract Racecourse.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Barlow Common - 8 min walk
  • Selby Abbey - 2 min drive
  • Selby Town Hall - 6 min drive
  • Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens - 15 min drive
  • Howden Minster - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Selby Station - 3 min drive
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 58 min drive


  • Rioco - 3 min drive
  • Capri - 3 min drive
  • The George Inn - 3 min drive
  • The Olympia - 3 min drive
  • Thai Sunshine Restaurant - 4 min drive

About this property

The Wishingwell

3-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, express check-out and free newspapers are on-site. All 41 rooms offer digital TV, coffee makers and hairdryers. Guests will also find phones and desks.
The Wishingwell offers 41 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Digital televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 5.25-7.25 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 5.25 and GBP 7.25 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

New Country Inns Selby
New Country Selby
Wishingwell Hotel Selby
Wishingwell Hotel
Wishingwell Selby
The Wishingwell Selby, England
The Wishingwell Hotel
The Wishingwell Selby
The Wishingwell Hotel Selby

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 214 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 96 out of 214 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 57 out of 214 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 214 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 214 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
You get what you pay for
Room bland and in need of updating, bathroom outdated, bed not the greatest. But hey it was cheap.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Not worth £89 for a night
The suite I booked needs a good clean and a lick of paint there was a collection of long blonde hairs on the cushions of the sofa, curtains fell off when opened not worth what a paid for a suite and with other suites I have been in have had a fridge.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stag were friendly and helpful but no brow from room window
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Budget hotel dated but clean. Pleasant staff and located on a busy route.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Was very good from start to end Food was disappointing And when mine was brought to me she put it down With such force the peas went all over And just said ops no sorry or anything and walked off I had steak pie a lot of crust and gravy and about two pieces of meat So wasn’t enjoyable and they ran out of carling fir my husband and Malibu for me So wasn’t good and we had invited family to join us so was rather embarrassing
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020