The Bridge Hotel & Spa in Walshford, Yorkshire is a beautiful hotel offering the ideal opportunity to get away and enjoy a relaxing stay near Wetherby, whether you want to make full use of the spa, head out onto the golf course or simply enjoy spending time in the countryside.
There are also some great deals to be had through the likes of Groupon, Travelzoo and Wowcher, as well as directly with the hotel such as dinner, bed and breakfast, spa weekends and cheaper Sunday night stays.
The Courtyard Restaurant
With it's warm and inviting atmosphere, The Courtyard Restaurant serves up a range of delicious dishes for evening meals and most lunchtimes. Food ranges from plates like steaks and burgers to Thai green curries and more. Sunday lunches are set menus from the carvery with fish and a vegetarian option also available. Dogs are not permitted in the Courtyard Restaurant.
Byron Whisky Bar
The Byron Whisky Bar has a very traditional feel with oak panelling and fireplace for that real country/cosy feel. The bar serves a selection of light meals and bar snacks, such as sandwiches and salads, as well as a range of drinks, including, of course, a range of whiskies to enjoy.
If you love a spa break, you'll enjoy taking advantage of the on-site Courtyard Spa at the hotel. Guests can book a range of treatments from the menu, as well as use the facilities like the Japanese foot spa, eucalyptus steam room and outdoor hot tub for an extra cost. If you're visiting just for the day, there are also several spa day packages available including afternoon tea and couples packages. The full list of treatments and prices can be found on the hotel website.
Room Types At The Bridge Hotel
There are three room types available at The Bridge Hotel, Standard Rooms, Club Rooms and Suites. One accessible room is also available upon request which features a wide entrance door, walk in shower, grab rails and low switches. The hotel is also a pet friendly hotel with a number of dog-friendly rooms available for an additional supplement. Water/food bowls and treats are available within this charge but dogs must not be left unattended in rooms.
Check-in time: 3pm
Check-out time: 10am
The hotel has 19 standard rooms, each offering guests a cosy stay both as twin rooms and doubles. Standard rooms all feature private bathrooms, an LCD TV, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities.
Upgrade to one of the hotel's 13 Club Rooms and you'll enjoy more space (200sq ft in fact) and a king size bed. Along with the same amenities as standard rooms, you'll also get a welcome tray of port, mineral water and delicious chocolates, perfect to get your short break started the right way.
The Bridge Hotel's two suites are the perfect way to splash out on a special occasion. Not only do you get all the facilities of a Club Room (including welcome tray), the suites have a jacuzzi bath for that little bit of extra pampering.
While you might stay at The Bridge Hotel for a relaxing break, and not want to venture out of the spa and hotel, there are a number of things to do nearby to help you discover the local area. Wetherby itself is a cute town in North Yorkshire, set on the River Wharfe, ideal for taking a wander around and grabbing a bite to eat or drink. There are a number of pubs near the hotel and in the local area that you can visit for a bite to eat, like The Bay Horse in Kirk Deighton, The Castle Inn in Spofforth and The Kestrel on the outskirts of Harrogate.
Whether you've got a dog or not, there are a variety of long and short walks in the area which are great for getting in some exercise and seeing the local scenery. The hotel can help guide you where to go depending on the length of your walk and what you would like to see.
Tockwith Motor Sports Centre
A 10 minute drive from the hotel is Tockwith Motor Sports Centre, a driving training and karting centre which is a really fun way to spend an afternoon. You can experience driving a race car and go karting training, learning things like skidding and more.
A really lovely day out is a trip over to Harrogate. A 30 minute drive from the hotel, Harrogate is perfect for exploring, enjoying a bit of shopping or just taking in the scenery followed by a nice bite to eat. This area of Yorkshire has also been featured in a range of TV programmes so make sure you try and find these hidden gems too.
Reviews In 2023
The Bridge Hotel and Spa reviews on the likes of TripAdvisor are generally very positive with over 2,000 reviews rating the hotel on average 4 out of 5. Many of the positive reviews are about the friendly staff, clean rooms and facilities and lovely spa treatments, while the very few negative reviews are usually about the cleanliness of the spa. It's always worth taking a look at the latest reviews and images before you book. You can also get the latest updates on The Bridge Hotel's Facebook page.
Events & Weddings
Murder Mystery Evenings
Held several times a year, The Bridge Hotel’s murder mystery evenings are a popular social event. Guests can book onto an evening of excellent carvery food, in a beautiful setting and solving a mysterious crime. This fun and entertaining evening is a perfect addition to a long weekend stay in the country.
The Bridge Hotel is a popular location for weddings and there are a number of wedding packages available to book. If you would prefer something more tailored, you can get in touch with the hotel to discuss your requirements. Things like wedding breakfast packages, BBQs and photography can all be included. You can download their latest wedding brochure on their official website, where you can also find the latest deals on wedding packages.
Whatever your special occasion, the hotel has three function rooms that can be hired, depending on the size of your event and the setting you would prefer. Depending on the set up, the largest room can host up to 200 guests in an informal, stand up setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there car parking?
There is free car parking at the hotel.
Contact Details And Address
The Bridge Hotel & Spa
To contact the hotel by email, you can use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would prefer to contact the hotel by phone, the best contact phone number is 01937 580 115
Located just off the A1 near Walshford, The Bridge Hotel can be easily accessed by car, being a 25 minute drive from Harrogate, and a 30 minute drive from both York and Leeds. If travelling by train, the nearest station is Cattal which is on the slower Leeds to York railway line. A complimentary shuttle service from Cattal Station to The Bridge is available between 9am - 6pm Monday to Fridays and must be prebooked with the hotel. Outside of these hours you'll need to get a taxi from Cattal station (about 2 miles). Taking a taxi from Leeds or York may also be an option.