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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

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85% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Friendly helpful staff - clean facilities - level pitches 17/06/2018

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

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

    Small and friendly - cheap and cheerful
    Great pub and food -loads of bikes coming and going - popular place!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Brilliant - Wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Staff were friendly Definitely coming ... 13/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tamsyn S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (motorcyclist)
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    Brilliant - Wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Staff were friendly Definitely coming back here again☺

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Everything really. The breakfast that squires provide is extremely nice ... 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Damien James S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything really. The breakfast that squires provide is extremely nice for the price. A large breakfast,. a pint of Bovril and a slice of cake for just over £10.

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Crap 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jack E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Not much really. There was a good view if you went out the field

    Disliked: 

    The ground was uneven and grass above the ankles.
    I understand our event wasn’t made public to the young families who had to endure the crap music.
    The event itself was crap but that’s a different story.

    Wouldn’t recommend going to Squires, unless you’re a biker. If you’re a biker it’s a great atmosphere

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The casual atmosphere. The fact there was food and drink ... 03/06/2018

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The casual atmosphere. The fact there was food and drink so close by.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities looked a little shabby but adequate. There had been an event at the weekend before we arrived and they'd clearly struggled with the accumulated litter. To be fair they were obviously dealing with it as quickly as possible

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Great surroundings, although no playground for kids there was plenty ... 02/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Great surroundings, although no playground for kids there was plenty of space to play.

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would go back again 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda K. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    we enjoyed the stay overall. The location was good for traveling on day trips. The campsite itself was pretty good however we were not informed that there was a Husky dog meeting at the site for the whole weekend. There were that many dogs and never stopped barking, even right through the night. The cafe/bar was ok but could have been cleaner. Food was very basic but fairly priced. It is an excellent venue for bikers to meet so 5 out of 5 for that.

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Excellent site, good customer service and the pitch level 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patricia M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Customer Service - we had booked for a larger tent and, due to a large event having booked an entire field, couldn't fit our tent onto the bikers field we had been allocated. We were offered a pitch in a field on our own, which was fab for us as we were celebrating a 21st.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower blocks aren't big enough for the number of campers and although clean, they need updating a little.
    The original bikers field was sloping so anything other than a 2 man tent would have difficulty but other fields were level.

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it everything people are looking for and a bit more 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom JAMIE B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    it everything people are looking for and a bit more

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Liked the fact it is a bikers cafe and could ... 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen H. Confirmed

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

    Liked the fact it is a bikers cafe and could stroll down to the car park to see hundreds of bikes coming and going. Good food in the cafe.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block. Only 2 toilets in the ladies for 32 pitch site plus people camping in tents plus people in rally field. Could only lock one of the doors. Wouldn’t use shower as not private enough with curtain and nowhere to hang belongings.

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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.

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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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