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General

  • Biker site on a café bar open since the 1970s
  • Café open daily with weekly and weekend biker meets
  • Sunday roast, weekly carvery and licensed bar

‘Run by bikers for bikers’ goes the tagline of the roaringly popular Squires Café Bar in Selby, North Yorkshire, which has been rallying – and fortifying – biker troops since the 1970s.

Bike and club meets, regular events and live music, an on-site bike shop and a once-monthly Autojumble to pick up secondhand bike gear have all been lined up over the years by owners Harry and Sue, who ran the biker-friendly Squires Milk Bar at Sherburn-in-Elmet before moving here.

There’s even an indoor ‘ice rink’ – it's not quite clear how ‘traditionally biker’ this is, but the thought of café patrons slipping around in their leathers is a hoot… (If you’d like to give it a whirl, the rink is open from Tuesday to Friday 3pm – 7pm and on weekends from 11am – 7pm.)

Café prices at Squires are cheap as chips (which you can have with gravy and stuffed inside a giant Yorkshire pud); for something a bit posher, a carvery of the café’s own farm-reared Aberdeen Angus is available for Sunday roast and on Thursday evenings; and for pints/events, a licensed bar and an events room for hire are available too.

Squires Café Bar is open seven days a week in summer, but it’s on Wednesdays and weekends that regulars roar up: Wednesdays following the local biker meet tradition started by Harry and Sue in the 1960s, and weekends for meets, charity events, live gigs and general lounging about in leathers.

Pitches all have access to the site shower and toilet block with disabled access (the showers are token operated; buy a token at the café), and are close to a tap with mains drinking water.

To preserve the grass areas of the site, the owners allow the use of off-ground barbecues, but not one that will damage the grass. Campfires are not allowed.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Please note the electric hook-ups for touring pitches are 16-amp and token-operated. Tokens can be bought from the café for £5 each.

Showers are also token operated and each £1 token lasts for approximately 3 minutes.

The indoor skate ring is open Tuesday to Sunday, 3pm-7pm, priced at £3 per person for half an hour.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 211 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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If you're not a biker don't go! 18/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan H. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    As a biker my husband enjoyed looking at and talking to the bikers.

    Disliked: 

    We stayed 3 days and I could not wait to get away from the site. No lock on toilet door. No door at all on the showers and there is no sanitary bins, so ladies were putting used sanitary wear into rubbish bins. The site is full of litter and the cafe is dirty and my meal tasted burnt. The area is beautiful spoilt by staff who cannot be bothered to clean. All they care about is making money. There is a railway line passing close by and every few minutes they blow their horn, so it is anything but peaceful.

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Great site all staff were great and helpful and facilities good. 12/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness of staff, location and the setup. Great for the cost.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Was a lovley chilled out weekend watching bikes come n go . 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The camping pitches are big ,staff anazing can not do enough for you ,homemade yumny food ha chips amazing icecream delicious, reasonable prices n we were there for a family wedding party lovley atmosphere again dave n his staff on hand.

    Disliked: 

    The toliet and shower block could be made bigger for amount of camping n carvan pitches .

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We had a very pleasent stay at the campsite and ... 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom thomas v. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We had a very pleasent stay at the campsite and also had our wedding party in the function room and had a brilliant night. All the staff and Dave the owner couldn’t have done enough for us.
    We Highly reccomend squires to anyone and will certainly return.
    Thanks again guys
    Tom lauren Harry and Leo.

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    Nothing

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Good site, local shops not far away , friendly atmosphere 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom samantha_r169191 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The cafe, we ate in here every day of our stay it's fairly priced and convenient. Nice food , we stayed for steak night too .
    Our son loved seeing all the motorbikes that were there and It's friendly and welcoming .
    Good atmosphere .

    Disliked: 

    No allocated tent pitches so once we had pitched our tent and parked up we couldn't
    Get back out to even get to the shops because other campers pitched their tent infont of my car .
    There needs to be some hooks or a shelf put in the shower area because the floor was soaking and there was no where to put my clothes or toiletries.
    The train was right behind us and very regular like every 20 mins or so even through the night. After we actually got to sleep it wasn't so much of an issue.
    Fetch your own loo roll the ladies never had any .
    One toilet door had no lock .

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friendly atmosphere and good grub in cafe. 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan g. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    friendly atmosphere and good grub in cafe.

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Good overnight stop. 08/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Germany david c. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Biker food was very good.
    Price was good.
    Toilets were clean and well maintained.
    About 100 bikers left the car park with hardly any noise at all. Well done bikers!

    Disliked: 

    Asked for a pitch close to toilets with 3 x OAP on board. We were about as far away as possible from the toilets! Had drive there in the car.
    Nearby train line was noisy.

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Brilliant weekend stay thanks to all the staff. 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Barry C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (motorcyclist)
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    Great staff and food good place to visit and stay 👍

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Nice site and good food. Plenty to see when the ... 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice site and good food.
    Plenty to see when the bikers gather and a friendly bunch as well.
    Staff are excellent and well mannered.

    Disliked: 

    Showers could do with a door instead of a curtain and somewhere to hang your clothes.

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Very good site but requires a little upgrade facilities and food 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Allan b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (motorcyclist)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitches good and staff very nice

    Disliked: 

    Cold showers and food not to the same high standard as last year

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Newthorpe Lane, Newthorpe, South Milford, Selby, North Yorkshire, England, LS25 5LX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.7827°N 1.2886°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Castleford: Outlet Village Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Tadcaster Bus Station — 7.2 miles
Leeds: York Road Irish Centre Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
Train stations
South Milford Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Micklefield Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Sherburn-in-Elmet Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 41.7 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 16.3 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 23.5 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 23.8 miles

Directions


Squires has a bus stop outside the main gates which can take you into Leeds city centre one way and drop off in Selby in the opposite direction (buses 402 and 403).

To take the train from Leeds to Squires, travel to South Milford train station then catch the bus 402/403 to Squires.

There is also a train station in Sherburn which will take you directly to York city centre train station.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Squires Café Bar is well placed for the Yorkshire coast and both the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors national parks, about ten miles from Leeds city centre and with York within biking distance for a day trip.

If you have kids with you, York Dungeon, the National Railway Museum and York’s Chocolate Story are among many local family days out to keep them sweet – try Tropical World, Leeds’s most popular family attraction; mucking around and driving full-size vehicles at Diggerland, and making like (lost) monkeys at Monkey Maze.

Lovely Leeds is worth at least a couple of day trips and has loads to do in all weathers: if it’s raining, take your overdraft to the White Rose shopping centre or don a mac and dash through the Shopping Quarter to see what you can find – Leeds is known as ‘the Knightsbridge of the north’ for several shopping bag-sized reasons.

As you’ll likely then want to save a bit of money, head for the Royal Armouries Museum, where the National Collection of Arms and Armour lives, and for the award-winning and ghoulishly eye-opening Thackray Museum, telling the story of medicine throughout the ages.

On fine and sunny days, ramble/bike along, fish from or take a boat out on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the longest in Northern England, or take a picnic to the 1500 acres of parkland at Temple Newsam House and Farm, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots’s caddish hubby Lord Darnley and listed as one of the top three museum sites in the country by an author in the know.

It has over 40 rooms open to the public, six national plant collections in the gardens, regular events for all ages and The Home Farm, the biggest working rare breeds farm in Europe. Bramham Park, between Leeds and Wetherby, has parkland with several Grade I listed structures and holds horse trials each year (it’s also the venue for Leeds Festival).

Xscape Yorkshire is a nifty nearby option for rainy days or indoor evenings, as it’s crammed with activities such as Laserzone and adventure golf, restaurants, bars, clubs, a cinema and shops (the outlet shopping village Junction 32 is just opposite).

Further afield, the Doncaster Dome has a seven-pool waterworld and the UK's only split level ice rink – you’ll have had loads of practice by then at the Squires Café Bar rink…

Must see

  • Lotherton Hall & Gardens (2.8 miles)
  • Xscape Castleford (5.4 miles)
  • Royal Armouries Museum (10.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Nostell Priory and Parkland (10.0 miles)
  • Goddards Garden (13.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Squires Cafe Bar cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Squires Cafe Bar will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

Electric is token operated. The token can be purchased on arrival or during the stay from the café for £5 per token.

Showers are also token operated and each £1 token lasts for approximately 3 minutes.

The main gates to the site close normally at 10pm; if you require access after that time please ask at the café for the week's code for the gate.

The indoor skate ring is open Tuesday to Sunday, 3pm-7pm, priced at £3 per person for half an hour.

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