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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 133 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely people who advised me very well ,fantastic food and ... 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip S. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely people who advised me very well ,fantastic food and prices really good .

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Nice big pitch. Water tap and grey water waste drain ... 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paula C. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice big pitch. Water tap and grey water waste drain in pitch. Loads of hook ups.

    Disliked: 

    Bought minimum elec token when we left there was £4.30 unused

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Everything but the showers 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda S. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Everything but the showers

    Disliked: 

    The showers

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Ideal for a 1 or 2 night stopover if you have all your own facilities 20/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter N. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent site staff very helpfull

    Disliked: 

    The toilet block is something that needs a lot of Care and attention

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I’d absolutely go again everything we needed for a short stop over 16/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ashley B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site huge pitches, meal in the restaurant was lovely on the night and really good price too! Everywhere very clean

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really!

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Nice and quite level pitch, 11/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jean H. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice and quite level pitch,

    Disliked: 

    Shower block not to my liking and electricity expensive when only stopping one night

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We stayed at Squires over the Easter weekend. With all ... 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John R. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    We stayed at Squires over the Easter weekend. With all the awful wet and cold weather.

    The location is only a mile or so from the main road arteries. It does have a railway line within 50 yards of the site and the trains for some reason do like to sound off their horns whilst travelling past. I found no shop/pub etc close by.

    The site itself is one long track with hard standing pitches either side. The pitches are adequate but not large in size. The site seems to be half seasonal caravans and the other half normal tourers. All have electricity and plenty of water taps. The electricity is via a pre-paid card in £5 lots. The first night I was there it seemed to eat up the money. The subsequent nights I used little power but by then I had put in more money and ended up leaving money for the next camper. Even allowing for the vagaries of the electricity cost, at £12 per night at Easter it was good value.

    The toilets were not so good. The shower cost £1 for 3 minutes and was only part of the loo with just a shower curtain separating you from the urinals. On my second day both cubicles were not working correctly. One had it's door broken and the other the door would not shut. However the loo in the café was absolutely fine.

    The café itself was very good value for money with a big Sunday carvery. The café is known as a biker café. Do not be put off by hoards of motorbikes outside. The riders are all very pleasant people.

    There are also a number of large fields beside the campsite which offer excellent dog walking. I suspect in the summer when there are rallies on it may be a bit different.

    Due to this it may be best to check what if any events they are holding before you book.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities could do with updating

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The cafe and food was very good and well priced. ... 06/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_l227970 Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    The cafe and food was very good and well priced. The location was very nice. Friendly and courteous staff. The motorcycle theme and memorabilia.

    Disliked: 

    Very limited facilities, no washing up facilities for campers. Shower blocks were adequate but badly kept in terms of cleanliness and repair. Dogs appeared to be allowed to roam freely around the pitches.

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Interesting .. Noisy .. Entertaining. OK for an overnight stopover. 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patricia B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Friendly staff in the cafe bar who were very busy at the time we arrived. By accident we had landed on the day before the biker's egg run, it having been postponed due to bad weather. I enjoyed the mass gathering of a thousand or so motorbikes and trikes crammed into every available space in the sunshine. The Saturday to Sunday night was a bit noisy with some late night drinkers, not rowdy just talking loudly, but it didn't keep me awake.

    Disliked: 

    Shower and toilet facilities need care and attention. Site in general needs some tlc. Electric hook up was an additional cost and not worth it for our overnight stay.

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Excellent site, like above, toilets and showers could do with a clean 04/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Norman P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Everything, the bar could stay open abit longer tho

    Disliked: 

    Dogs not on leads, toilets showers could be cleaned every day

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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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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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