Selby

North Yorkshire

A unique mixture of leisure and hospitality – escape rooms with a relaxing bar and restaurant set in a quirky steampunk backdrop. A perfect setting for anyone eating, drinking or escaping. With three family-friendly escape rooms and a function room, there’s an option for every celebration.

Venue info

Escape rooms

Mr McGoo’s Chocolicious Emporium
Dragon, Sword and the Stone
Anarchy of the Seas

Monday & Thursday 10am–10pm
Tuesday 11am–10pm (last escape room at 9:30pm)
Wednesday & Sunday 12pm–9pm
Friday & Saturday 10am until late

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Bar and restaurant

Please download our menus below:
New Year’s EveKidsSunday
CocktailHot drinksSoft drinks

Cafe open all day and bar serving drinks from midday. Food served all day.

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Where to find us

The Escapologist, Unit C, 4 New Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4QB
T: 01757 247500
E: selby@the-escapologist.com

We’re situated just off Selby’s high street on New Lane. You’ll find us across the road from Santander.

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What people think of us

  • 5 star ratingHidden gem Went as a walk in today for some lunch and it was brilliant! The decor is fantastic, the lady who took our order was lovely and was really helpful with... read more

    Jessica T.
    04/08/19
  • 4 star ratingA breath of fresh air. We popped in for a quick drink and stayed a while longer. I was fascinated by the place. The staff were friendly and I felt really relaxed. The only negative... read more

    Cagsy69
    06/06/19
  • 4 star ratingEscape rooms well worth a visit! I have now completed two out of three escape rooms in the last week. Booking was easy yet minimal slots so clearly quite popular but always managed to get in... read more

    nursey_boo
    28/04/19
  • 5 star ratingGreat escape Four of us turned up out of the blue, and asked if there was an escape room available. The person we spoke to could not have been more helpful, and... read more

    AlexTheJock
    19/07/19
  • 4 star ratingJust visited the restaurant We went here as it was Father’s Day and we decided at the last minute to eat out. Got a table straight away in the doggy friendly area. The four... read more

    hazeld263
    16/06/19
  • 5 star ratingBirthday Took five teenage girls to the escape room . They had a fabulous time. Staff super friendly, helpful.

    Kat2968
    08/05/19
  • 4 star ratingMorning Coffee We broke our journey in Selby for a morning coffee. On arrival we found it was market day and everywhere was really busy and the coffee shops were full... read more

    margareth700
    23/08/19

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Mr McGoo’s Chocolicious Emporium

Come one, come all and visit the most wonderous world of sweets and treats!

Mr McGoo’s Chocolicious Emporium is one of the enigmas of the chocolate industry.

Night after night, some of the most scrumptious pieces of chocolate you’ve ever tasted are delivered from the emporium, but nobody knows how the chocolate is made. No one has set foot inside of the emporium for decades, until now…

1 hour

Medium difficulty

2–6 players

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2 people – £18 per person off-peak / £22 per person peak
3 people – £16 per person off-peak / £18 per person peak
4 people – £15 per person off-peak / £16 per person peak
5 people – £13 per person off-peak / £14 per person peak
6 people – £11 per person off-peak / £12 per person peak

Congratulations! You’re one of the lucky few to be invited to see the wonders of McGoo’s world-renowned Chocolate Emporium! You must be thrilled, very few are granted this honor and there are some who would give anything to have a peek.

All the secrets of the creation of perfect chocolate are hidden within these walls, but this visit has a twist that’s unknown to the rest of the world!

Mr McGoo is on the brink of retirement and his chocolate-making days are almost behind him. He’s searching for someone who is worthy of running his beloved emporium to be his successor.

However, his loyal Oompha Loomphas aren’t ready to accept his retirement and have hidden the deeds to the emporium. They’ve designed a specific set of puzzles within the walls of the emporium, which will lead to the location of the deeds. Only someone truly worthy of running such a wonderous emporium will be able to solve the puzzle and locate the deeds. The challenge is simple, in theory, find the deeds and inherit the emporium.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Journey through the colourful, candy world of the Chocolicious Emporium and book the room today!

Dragon, Sword and the Stone

Fasten your helmet and brandish your sword, it’s time for an adventure.

A legendary quest full of fantasy and adventure.

Morgana observes Camelot from afar through her crystal ball. She watches Merlin with jealousy as he forges the Enchanted Daggers of Camelot. Oh, the things she could do with that kind of power. She could finally defeat even Merlin himself!

1 hour

Medium difficulty

2–6 players

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More escape rooms

2 people – £18 per person off-peak / £22 per person peak
3 people – £16 per person off-peak / £18 per person peak
4 people – £15 per person off-peak / £16 per person peak
5 people – £13 per person off-peak / £14 per person peak
6 people – £11 per person off-peak / £12 per person peak

Thousands of years ago, we lived in the Arthurian era – a mythical time when witches and wizards roamed the lands casting magnificent spells. However, although Merlin was King Arthur’s trusted advisor, Morgana la Fey, was his mortal enemy.

Late one evening in Camelot, Morgana snuck her way on to the castle grounds, stealthily evading the eyes of Arthur’s trusted subjects. She swiped the Enchanted Daggers of Camelot. They were weapons of extreme power, hand-made by Merlin himself. In the wrong hands, these weapons could cause unthinkable damage.

However, our troubles don’t end there. King Arthur is suffering from a devastated bout of heartbreak, after discovering his beloved wife, Guinevere, has run away with Sir Lancelot. As trusted and skilled Knights of the Round Table, the quest to retrieve the daggers has fallen to you. Take care because this will be no simple task.

Battle dragons, follow Morgana’s trail and journey into the heart of the Winter Woods to retrieve the stolen daggers. Start your adventure and play Dragon, Sword and the Stone today!

Anarchy of the Seas

In the 16th century, pirates ruled the seven seas.

A word of warning, these aren’t the handsome heroes of Hollywood, but the cruellest and most vicious group of crooks and thieves you’ll ever have the misfortune to meet.

The Black Damnation is the most fearsome ship to sail the Atlantic. The vicious Captain Haggard is a monster with a terrible temper that surpasses Blackbeard himself!

You’ve longed for the adventure of hunting for lost treasure and you recently discovered a fortune! Unfortunately, scurvy isn’t the only surprise you’ve encountered on your travels. You and your unlucky band of sailors are to be the next victims of the Black Damnation.

1 hour

Medium/hard difficulty

2–6 players

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2 people – £18 per person off-peak / £22 per person peak
3 people – £16 per person off-peak / £18 per person peak
4 people – £15 per person off-peak / £16 per person peak
5 people – £13 per person off-peak / £14 per person peak
6 people – £11 per person off-peak / £12 per person peak

After having your ship ransacked for everything it’s worth, Captain Haggard has imprisoned you in the ship’s brig where you await certain death. Since being made to walk the plank isn’t exactly on your bucket list, you’ve made a plan.

You’ve been waiting. Biding your time. Searching for the perfect moment to make your daring escape. That time is now!

The crew of the Black Damnation are low on supplies and are out on their next plunder. Whilst they’re gone, you have exactly 60 minutes to break out of your cell, find a way off the ship and steal back your treasure. If you want to leave the ship alive, you must band together and use all your swashbuckling smarts to beat the crew of the Black Damnation at their own game.

The Escapologist Bar & Restaurant

Along with escape rooms, you’ll find a unique, quirky bar and restaurant with a wide selection of food and drink.

Our unique, quirky bar and restaurant is situated down a side street in Selby. We’re known for our steaming cocktails and selection of food such as burgers, flatbreads and weekly specials.

Please download our menus below:
New Year’s EveKidsSunday
CocktailHot drinksSoft drinks

Cafe open all day and bar serving drinks from midday. Food served all day.

To book a table, please call 01757 247500.

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Where to find us

The Escapologist, Unit C, 4 New Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4QB
T: 01757 247500
E: selby@the-escapologist.com

We’re situated just off Selby’s high street in New Lane. You’ll find us across the road from Santander.

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