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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.

Please note that no fires or barbecues are allowed on site.

Please note

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

A charge of £2 applies for the use of shower.

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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7.6

Overall rating based on 126 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

 
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Will certainly use again 27/07/2017

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

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

    Brilliant atmosphere and great food

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Great friendly site for quick 'stop-overs' 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Manda H. Confirmed

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

    Good homemade food and loads of it, certainly not scrimpy portions, you can have an all day breakfast, all day, good prices too and a 'mug' of tea or coffee. The ice rink for the kids was also fun, more for the younger ones, mine are under 10, nothing much for them to play outside, but they don't advertise as being a kids camping facility anyway. Big cafe/bar to sit in as it seems is always busy, which is a good sign and the staff are really really lovely and helpful.
    We stayed in our caravan and the pitch is basic but did the job, the electric points can be far away, so best if you have an extension, I didn't, but they kindly lent me on, no hassles, it's £5 for electricity and I only used 75p's worth all weekend, we didn't get our surplus money back either, which is a shame, think the electricity card could be cheaper in all fairness or you only pay for what you use. It's not really a scenic campsite, more of a stop-off place, we needed somewhere to pitch up and sleep, during the day we were off elsewhere so didn't need to be onsite anyway. The grass area for the tents looked large and lush, there were quite a lot of motor bikers staying over the Saturday night, looked like they were having fun, although it rained all weekend! The wash block wasn't up to much, (in the ladies) 2 loo's, one with a broken door, 2 wash basins, 1 shower with only a curtain, there are more loos in the cafe and restaurant if you're desperate. Big restaurant where they do a carvery on a Sunday, didn't eat there but it looked good. Was great seeing all the bikers and their bikes and everyone super friendly and great food. As said, not really a holiday destination, but great for a stop-over and only 20mins into Leeds centre, really close to the M1 motorway large entrance and drive, making it easy for caravan's and large motorhome's to enter.

    Disliked: 

    £5 electricity charge when only used 75p's worth from Saturday to Monday; for short stays would prefer PAYG or something.
    Wash and shower block. Very basic

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The price was fair and everyone very friendly. 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom DIANE H. Confirmed

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

    The price was fair and everyone very friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The cleanliness of the toilet/shower left a lot to be desired. We stayed on the hard pitches with our motorhome, the toilet block was on the tent site just below. However it was blocked by tents (cluster of them altogether) which made it difficult and dangerous to navigate around. Kids from these tents were running wild in the toilets and when I went to the ladies for a shower there was a bloke in there with his little girl trying to clean her up. The mess was incredible, he was washing her very soiled undies in the sinks provided for hand/face washing and the mess dripped right across the floor to the toilet. Needless to say I did a quick uturn and used my own facilities in the motorhome. We won't be visiting again!

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spot on 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karen_s251502 Confirmed

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

    clean site, biker friendly good food ,very friendly staff well kept grounds,our second time here booked another 2 stays,

    Disliked: 

    bar prices a bit high,and the fact that you buy your electric on a pre pay £5 and we only used only used £1-50 with no refund,would be better putting on stay price,this is the second time here so lost £5,

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very clean great atmosphere will return 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom scott b. Confirmed

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

    bmw weekend great people great site cant wait to return on the 26th aug

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Overall a cheap budget site. 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tom W. Confirmed

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

    It was okay. The price was good and aimed at Bikers which made one feel more sympathetic to them afterwards. The shower was run by a token (didn't use) and loos were basic. There was a pub for food and shop selling motorbike gear on site. Also claimed to have an ice rink on site. Families and bikers arrived in the evenings.

    Disliked: 

    It was a bit off putting at first. We had booked for three nights and after we came back night after night, it seemed to improve. Perhaps we were simply getting used to it. The bins seemed quite full but were emptied on day three.

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Excellent site. 18/07/2017

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

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

    Great atmosphere great food friendly people.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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O.k. For short stays and motor cycle enthusiasts. 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Roger B. Confirmed

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

    Convenient for cafe/bar.
    Clean toilets and several water points.

    Disliked: 

    Overflowing bins, general tidiness and outlook

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. Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitch 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Scott B. Confirmed

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

    was good very clean weather was nice will go again

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Refuse on tent pitching area, no rubbish bins on site. ... 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom DANIEL B. Confirmed

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

    Refuse on tent pitching area, no rubbish bins on site. Expensive beer in Cafe. Toilet and showers well maintained and clean.

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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.

Extras
A charge of £2 applies for the use of shower.

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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