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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 153 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Bikers haven 22/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom DIANE H. Confirmed

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

    Our second stay at Squires and thoroughly enjoyed our stay again. I think some of the moaners who post negative reviews should read the history of Squires and realise that this is a unique place where bikers can meet up after a rideout. The atmosphere is wonderful seeing all these people chatting to each other about their favourite subject. There is always someone to talk to and it spans the whole age range! Another important point, if you want 'al a carte ' then book yourself into a hotel, don't moan about very reasonably priced food, it's basic i agree, but it serves the purpose for which it was intended! We were particularly impressed with the speed in which the staff worked, they never stopped, and when in the quieter moments they busied themselves with cleaning and tidying jobs, something you don't see a lot of from the younger generation these days! The pitch we had was lovely just like last time, a place to exercise the dog, electric book up, bins, water, chemical toilet point. Toilets and showers for those who need them, lovely countryside and a cute nearby village to explore. If you don't mind the bikes (we love them) then it's a great place to try for a reasonable fee. We look forward to our next visit thanks.

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Hassle free last minute booking online. Location and facilities onsite. ... 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris_b949752 Confirmed

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

    Hassle free last minute booking online. Location and facilities onsite. Friendly, helpful staff.

    Especially liked the fact that I could return after the main gate was locked when I had to use my van to collect a friends seized bike.

    Stayed there before, will again.

    Disliked: 

    A bit of a trek to the toilet block from camper pitch but not that much of a problem.

    If you don't like motorcycles it's not really for you. No such problem for me.

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good food ,bar ,fish and chip shop , 20/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom christopher c. Confirmed

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

    good food ,bar ,fish and chip shop ,

    Disliked: 

    cant say they was anythink i Disliked

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Fantastic food in pub 19/05/2018

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  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic food in pub

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 16/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom pauline r. Confirmed

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

    Had a great time, the staff were polite and very friendly . the pitch was plenty big enough£12 per night. the hook up was £5 we were only running a fridge ,phone chargers off it and it lasted all weekend and was still some left when we were leaving. The showers were token operated.Cafe prices were very reasonable and portion sizes were good. The pies according to our friends were excellent value and tasted good. Carvery good i think it was £8.95. we didnt leave till late in the afternoon but they werent rushing us off we left in our own time,

    Disliked: 

    only dislike is , we were in the top field and it was a little far to the loos during the night

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Place location bikers 15/05/2018

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Place location bikers

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People staff etc 15/05/2018

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    People staff etc

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Location as it is good for walking. Lots of events ... 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul H. Confirmed

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

    Location as it is good for walking. Lots of events on at Squires. Good staff. Good food. Great coffee. Stayed many times.

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave. Really there isn't anything to dislike.

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Facilities Were Clean staff were friendly. 14/05/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We liked the fact we could just for our car next to the camp.

    Disliked: 

    No kitchenette Which Is An Essential! No BBQ'S! No Fires! Showers Were A Bit Open!

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Good bikers cafe with basic charged for camping facilities. 13/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom GARY G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Motorcycle orientated.

    Disliked: 

    Surly uncooperative staff. Lack of facilities cleanliness. Lack of facilities maintenance.

    Facilities Block:
    One out of two showers not working. Staff reluctant to get involved in resolving after it had taken my £1for 3mins token.
    Floors and washing surfaces dirty and wet.
    Shower curtains ripped and hanging loose.
    Lock missing in one of two toilets.
    Very dirty toilets especially in the disabled section.

    Main Cafe:
    Complete chaos at busy breakfast period when tannoy was faulty. Luckily the lady cleaner sowed initiative and organised the sulky teenage staff into some semblance of order.

    In General:
    I have been a biker since the 1970's and am used to very basic and none existent camping facilities. My problem with Squires is that while basic facilities exist and are charged for, they do not perform. I am sure that if the management can organise their somewhat reluctant staff to perform some fundamental cleaning and maintenance tasks this would be a reasonable little pitch for a night or two.

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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.

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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