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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.

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


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8.0

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82% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

 

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People are nice and friendly 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicky_s203834 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    People are nice and friendly

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good atmosphere and great food felt sorry for the stunt ... 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darran K. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    good atmosphere and great food felt sorry for the stunt show on sat weather was a bit against them but had a great time anyhow live music and a few sherbets at night

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    only gripe is and its a little one is electric token £5 only there two nights yoused about a £1 of it

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Staff friendly and even when it's really busy, they are ... 25/09/2017

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Staff friendly and even when it's really busy, they are always very helpful.

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Cheap and cheerful 24/09/2017

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  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Great cafe
    Sat just watching all the bikers (and 2 bubble cars!!!) coming in and out
    Great location for both York and Leeds

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Friendly staff and good food in the cafe 18/09/2017

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Friendly staff and good food in the cafe

    Disliked: 

    The shOwer and toilet blick

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Easy family orientated biker-friendly location to stay at. Food good, ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (motorcyclist)
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    Easy family orientated biker-friendly location to stay at. Food good, from their own farm. Bike shop on hand. Felt very welcome.

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    Railway alongside campsite.. with occasional train drivers who like to sound the horn earlier than they need to..

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Great location, easy to reach nearby towns and cities but ... 17/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great location, easy to reach nearby towns and cities but still in the countryside. Very friendly and helpful staff.
    Huge field to pitch tents in.
    We stayed the weekend of Leeds festival and the management had designated areas for the festival goers to pitch which worked well.
    Excellent value café bar onsite.
    Really good value for money.

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The service, staff and friendly patrons. Food is especially good. ... 12/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The service, staff and friendly patrons. Food is especially good. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Wifi in the café bar but not outside where you pitch.

    Disliked: 

    The toilets! There are only 2 in the ladies, along with 2 basins - and 1 shower, so as you can imagine the toilets were especially busy in the mornings.

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Spoiled by a rowdy group 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (motorcyclist)
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    For the price, the bikers camping area is fine with a small but adequate sanitoryr block. No problem booking on Pitchup or when arriving to claim our pitches. All very well organised.

    Great friendly staff & good food. John Smiths smooth is against our religion but they had 500ml bottles of Hob Goblin Gold for the evening, we all enjoyed that.

    Disliked: 

    Rowdiness: There is a sign at the entrance to the bikers camping area that says no cars on the grass. We came out of the cafe/bar at 10pm when it closed, to find the chain/sign down, a car had been driven onto the grass with a large tent & 5 young people who must have brought their own food & beer, they weren't in the cafe/bar, they partied on until 2am keeping us all awake with girls screaming & giggling. We didn't hear the trains passing by for the noise on the camp site. The group arose at 10am packed & left without buying a breakfast.
    Maybe the charge should be per person, which might stop the camp site being used for a cheap party.

    When we booked, the website said, units to be max 2M x 3M & one unit per pitch. Which for us meant taking our one man tents. This meant 5 of us paid £25. While the rowdy group with the large tent would pay £5 between the 5 of them, spending nothing in the cafe/bar. We had spent a fair bit of dosh with brews, meals, evening drinks & breakfast, having arrived Sat lunch & left Sun 11am. The lack of sleep spoiled a great w/e. We tired old boys then had to ride home having had little rest.

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Staff very friendly bikers are friendly food was good was ... 07/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom George F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Staff very friendly bikers are friendly food was good was surprised how quite it was

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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.

Policies

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.

General
Barbecues and open fires in the camping areas are not permitted.

Additional terms

Arrival time is after 12 noon and departure time is before 11am unless a stay extension has been paid (£3 for departure from 11am until 6pm).

Please note that stay extensions are not allowed on the tent pitches.

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

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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