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The Giant Bellflower (JD Wetherspoon), Selby Central, Selby

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47a Gowthorpe
Selby
YO8 4HF
Phone: 01757293020
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J D Wetherspoon

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Thuck Phat left this review about The Giant Bellflower (JD Wetherspoon)

It's an odd 'spoons The Giant Belle̶n̶d̶Flower which has seemingly had a fair amount of effort and design put into the interior. It's all been done in a nautical New England style with light, pastel colours, rustic, grey, wood walls and something of a shipping theme.
The problem is that it's clearly all built down to a budget and feels very cheap and, whilst the Ouse is nearby, this is Selby, not Whitby.
It is though popular, as with so many 'spoons, attracting those seeking value across the age ranges.
The staff are efficient and friendly as well which is a bonus and, as ever, prices are low with two pints of decent guest beer coming in at £4.30 before vouchers. The attraction to the good people of Selby is clear.
Beers on were the usual rot: Ruddles Best, Doom Bar and Abbot alongside four guests - Acorn Barnsley Gold, Bosuns King Neptune, Daleside Old Legover and Isaac Poad No 84 IPA which was very good and saved the visit.
You probably wouldn't bother with this anywhere else but in Selby it is something of a must visit.

On 31st May 2017 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Giant Bellflower (JD Wetherspoon)

On a hot evening the bifold doors were all open ,and the usual 'spoons detritus was spilling out in the street.It's popular with the value drinkers and has clearly sucked the life out of a few of the more traditional pubs in town.The interior is unexciting and the pine coloured laminate tables may be hard wearing and easy to clean but gave a very downmarket feel.The concrete faced bar with metal studs was interesting but clashed with the nautical theme ,which itself doesn't really reflect the commercial craft that have plied the nearby Ouse for centuries.
Above the bar,the ceiling has been raised up to glass vents,which gives good light to the rear part of the building.The two sets of five handpumps had the trio of doom,Abbott,Ruddles Best and Doom Bar doubled up leaving only 4 guests on my trip Acorn Barnsley Gold,Daleside Old Legover,Bosuns King Neptune and a very decent Isaac Pond no.84 IPA which saved the visit.
It's a non descript 'spoons but with a dearth of real ale options in town,it will get a revisit in the hope that at least one guest will be drinkable.

On 26th May 2017 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Giant Bellflower (JD Wetherspoon)

Unexciting exterior but a nice modern-type 'Spoons inside and a pleasant, well-run feel. Some interesting local ales on offer and seemed in good condition.

On 22nd January 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Selby, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Hensall, 7.44 miles, 2 hr 23 min walk (show)
Wressle, 7.95 miles, 2 hr 33 min walk (show)
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15th Jan 2019, 18:49
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15th Jan 2019, 18:49
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