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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Well where do I start first of all got our 3 meals steak and surf and turf mushrooms missing and only one steak knife to use don't know how the expect you to cut steak up with a normal knife ,second came and told me that there were no skewered steak so I ordered something else came back after 20...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went here with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters for a meal, mainly due to the place having a play area. I regretfully have to say especially as I live locally that it was the worse set of meals I and my company have experienced in a long time and the service staff and manager just seem absolutely excepting...

Thank Jimbob64
Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay at this hotel every week on company business. The rooms are clean, and the beds are comfy. The wifi is a bit hit and miss in the rooms, but if you have an important email to send you can get a decent signal in the bar or reception. Food in the attached family restaurant is good value for...

Thank SapperDaveCole
Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The food is non edible and the carvery is the worst thing I have ever tasted it's smash & frozen Yorkshire pudding and the gravy is awful!!!!! And the worst part it's cheaper to go to a Toby carvery and much nicer. Never again

Thank KY1993
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went with my sister in law and son to have a meal...the main meal was beautiful....the cookie jar or so they called it within a minute of it being on the table it was a soup, it was mainly shipped cream and no broken biscuits it was just a few random hard biscuits whole thrown in, the k my...

Thank blissy123
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Comfy bed rooms dirty bathroom shower curtain dirty and bathroom tiles were grim !!! Breakfast was hot and plenty of choice but glasses and cups were dirty and noticed other people asking for clean glasses and cups

Thank ladyjin
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I live fairly local and our kids love the play area. We know what to expect from wishing well generally, just a very average pub but the carvery was so poor. Mash had to be banged off the spoon, was like cement, roast potatoes tasted very strongly of fat and meat was full of Fat. Had to chew carefully. I...

Thank Steph D
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Called in to meet some friends of mine who were staying at the wishing well. We had a few drinks and decided to have a meal. Ordered meal and the staff were less than nice when I was ordering. Out came my chicken strips which was were medium warm, the staff kept coming to our table with food which was...

Thank trevork91
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a very busy Sunday afternoon. Although they were extremely busy the customer service I received was fantastic. The food was average but defiantly worth what we paid for it, which at buy one get one free was next to nothing.

Thank Danny C
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stayed at the Wishing well on a business trip thankfully just the one night! The entrance carpets along with those on the stairs and rooms were stained, not the best start, the room was dark even with all the light's on, the toilet had been used so thathadnt been cleaned, which made me think about the rest of the room,...

Thank Mike W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A modern friendly hotel, located on the A63 Selby Bypass, only 3/4 of a mile from the town centre. Our hotel also has a bar and family restaurant with a children's play area. At The Wishing Well, you will be welcomed by our team of staff who will look after you throughout your stay. We cater for everyone staying at our hotel from the discerning business traveller to a family of 4. Ample free car parking is available to all hotel guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wishing Well

Address: Oakney Wood Road, Selby YO8 8LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Selby District > Selby
Price Range: $98 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Wishing Well 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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 of 5 bubbles Paulawalter0523, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want a quiet room, ask for one at the back of the hotel.”
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 of 5 bubbles helengM447WN, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not book this hotel at all.”
 of 5 bubbles 85annp, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 771PaulA771, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Our room overlooked an untidy back yard.No problem as we only used the room for sleeping. If you want a good view ask when you are booking”
 of 5 bubbles yorkyindevon, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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