The magnificently imaginative Escapologist is the latest addition to the increasingly vibrant and diverse Selby town centre. Selby is home to an attractive mix of independent shops, bars and restaurants, together with a number of popular high street names. The Escapologist is a wonderful example of Selby’s brave new retail and leisure world.
So what exactly is The Escapologist? In essence it's a combination of a themed bar, artisan kitchen and escape rooms, but that doesn’t really do this extraordinary venue, situated in New Lane in the shadow of Selby Abbey, justice. Director and Escapologist mastermind Olly McClaren has a better description: “It’s as if Harry Houdini and Jules Verne had met up for a pint and created their ideal home from home in a bar.”