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Services on the A1

Below is a list of all the signposted services on the A1. Running from London to Edinburgh, the road has a long history of serving motorists, although a lot of it has now been replaced by a motorway.

The following roads meet the A1, and also have services guides on this website: M1 and M18, M25, M62, A14, A17, A19, A46, A47, A168, A421 and A689.

The following services have closed and been removed from this guide: Aberford, Oaktree, Rainton and Wansford.

South Mimms

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Starbucks, WHSmith and the filling stations are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  Between Edgware and Hatfield, Hertfordshire, EN6 3QQ. (Location Map)
Starbucks, WHSmith and the filling stations are open 24 hoursBurger King, Ed's Easy Diner, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, Pret a Manger, Starbucks, Starbucks Drive Thru, Subway, Tossed, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire TeaFone Bitz, Travellers, Waitrose, WHSmithChanging Places, Children's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Showers, Tesla Supercharger, UK TruckClean Truck Washwebsite, Welcome Break GamingRamadabookHGVs and cars: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue
HGVs only: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
Free for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: South Mimms

Large Welcome Break at the busy M25 junction.

Baldock

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  Between Baldock and Biggleswade, Hertfordshire, SG7 5TR. (Location Map)
McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hoursChopstix Noodle Bar, El Mexicana, Greggs, KFC, McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, Starbucks, Costa ExpressM&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmithChildren's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Picnic Tables, Quicksilver, Regus Express Workpod, ShowersDays InnbookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car WashFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Baldock

Modern Extra site at the end of this section of the A1(M) motorway.

Northway

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours Full details  Between Stevenage and Biggleswade, Hertfordshire, SG5 4BL. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hours 

Northbound

BP, Nisa Local, Subway, Costa ExpressHGV parking available

Southbound

Redwings LodgewebsiteBP, BP Connect, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Cannisters


Full details: Northway

Northway used to be the typical 'Little Chef and a petrol station' pairing, even though the two buildings were completely different.

Wyboston

Southbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Southbound side only. 24 hours: McDonald's is open 24 hours  Southbound between Biggleswade and Huntingdon, Bedfordshire, MK44 3AA. (Google Maps)
McDonald's is open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive ThruBP, Londis, Subway, Costa Express, BP Autogas, AdBlue ContainersHGV parking available
The Carsley Group operate the filling station
Notes: The restaurant was an AJ's, which was sold in 1995. The forecourt here has a distinctive zig-zag roof.

Brampton Hut

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours Full details  At Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NQ. (Location Map)
The filling station is open 24 hoursBrewers Fayre (Brampton Hut), McDonald's Drive ThruMeeting Room, Tourist InformationPremier InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue ContainersFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Brampton Hut

Large BP Express services at the A1/A14 interchange.

Peterborough

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  At Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UQ. (Location Map)
McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hoursBakeHousewebsite, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Costa, Ed's Easy Diner, El Mexicana, KFC, McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, Costa ExpressM&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmithChildren's Play Area, Dog Exercise Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Picnic Tables, Quicksilver, ShowersDays InnbookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG, Car WashFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Peterborough

A second, large Extra site on this route, at the end of the motorway section.

Kate's Cabin

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Northbound between at Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UJ. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursKate's Cabin Cafe and TruckstopBP, Spar, Subway, Costa Express, BP Autogas, AdBlue CannistersHGV parking available, with overnight parking available at £15 per night.
Notes: These services are named after the historic truckstop and café here known as Kate's Cabin.

In the late 2000s, the filling station was rebuilt in order to enlarge it, and in late 2015, was sold by BP to an independent dealer. It used to include a Wild Bean Café.

On the opposite side of the road is the Alwalton Little ChefHistory with a Burger King and a Travelodgebook, however these aren't signed as services so aren't included here. Even so, it's worth noting that it is one of the oldest Little Chefs in the country, even if it was rebuilt in 1986 to become a Little Chef Lodge.

Stibbington

Southbound only. Single site located at a junction on the Southbound side only. Closes at night.  Southbound between Peterborough and Stamford, Cambridgeshire, PE6 8LR. (Google Maps)
Stibbington DinerShowersHGV parking available, with overnight parking available at £15 per night.


Wittering

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Northbound between Peterborough and Stamford, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6HA. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursShell, Londis, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPGHGV parking available
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: Site formerly home to a café called 'Woodview Cafe'; this has since been demolished and is now the parking area.

Bloody Oaks

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Northbound between Stamford and Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, PE9 4AD. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursOK DinerEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue Containers
MRH operate the filling station
Notes: There appears to be an demolished forecourt opposite this site. Some signs used to suggest a camp site was also available at these services. The filling station here was formerly branded Jet, and before that, operated by Pace under the Texaco brand.

Ram Jam

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. Closes at night.  Northbound between Stamford and Colsterworth, Rutland, LE15 7QX. (Google Maps)
Texaco, Spar, Tchibo
Notes: It's thought that the name Ram Jam comes from the name of the beer that was brewed here at the start of the 20th century - not the '70s band famous for 'Black Betty'. There is a pub-restaurant building, the actual Ram Jam Inn, but it is currently boarded up and up for sale. The filling station here was formerly branded Esso.

Colsterworth

Three services (one northbound, two southbound) staggered across the carriageway with no public access between them. 24 hours: The BP and Esso filling stations are both open 24 hours Full details  Between Stamford and Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5JR. (Google Maps)
The BP and Esso filling stations are both open 24 hours 

Northbound

BP, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover

Southbound

Little ChefHistory, Burger King, Little Chef ExpressMeeting Room, Truck WashTravelodgebookJubilee Garage: Jet, Shop, Tchibo
Colsterworth Services: Esso, Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, Air1 AdBlue
Free for two hours, charges afterwards


Full details: Colsterworth

A collection of several services clustered around one junction.

Great Ponton

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. Closes at night.  Northbound between Colsterworth and Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5DW. (Google Maps)
Harvest Energy, Shop, Rijo42 Coffee
Notes: In 2011, the filling station changed from Texaco to Harvest Energy. This site is also home to an MOT centre.

Grantham North

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Costa and the filling station are open 24 hours Full details  Between Grantham and Newark-on-Trent, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AB. (Location Map)
Costa and the filling station are open 24 hoursBurger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa ExpressWHSmithChildren's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers, Tesla SuperchargerTravelodgebookBP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueFree for 2 hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Grantham North

A Moto service area located by a former roundabout.

Foston

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. 24 hours: The site is open 24 hours  Northbound between Grantham and Newark, Lincolnshire, NG32 2JS. (Google Maps)
The site is open 24 hoursEsso, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
MRH operate this site
Notes: The site was formerly a Highways Agency approved truckstop. The filling station here was formerly branded as Jet and before that Texaco. The forecourt shop still retains Jet 'Shop' branding and colours. A Little Chef here closed in 2007, at the same time as Wansford. In 2012, Breakers Roadside Restaurant changed to LJ's Diner but closed in late 2013.

Newark

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling stations are both open 24 hours Full details  At Newark-on-Trent, Lincolnshire, NG24 2NY. (Google Maps)
The filling stations are both open 24 hoursThe Friendly Farmer Restaurantwebsite, Mint LeafwebsiteFriendly Farmer Farm ShopShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Jet, Londis
Full details: Newark

Two small sites at the A46 junction.

North Muskham

Southbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Southbound side only. Closes at night.  Southbound between Newark and Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6HT. (Google Maps)
Burger KingTravelodgebookBP, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue4YouHGV parking available
The Carsley Group operate the filling station
Euro Garages operate the Burger King
Notes: The site was formerly a Highways Agency approved truckstop. The Little ChefHistory here opened in the 1960s, next to the existing forecourt. It operated in tandem with Cromwell (below) and in the 1980s it was thoroughly refurbished and became a Little Chef Lodge. It closed in April 2015 and is now a Burger King.

Cromwell

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. Closes at night.  Northbound between Newark and Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6JG. (Google Maps)
BP, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue4You
The Carsley Group operate the filling station
Notes: A Little ChefHistory here opened in the 1970s as a brother to North Muskham (above). It closed in 2008 and became Cafe Amore, which itself closed in 2015 and is now up for sale.

Markham Moor

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: McDonald's and both of the filling stations are open 24 hours Full details  Between Newark-on-Trent and Worksop, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0QU. (Google Maps)
McDonald's and both of the filling stations are open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, McDonald's Drive Thru, SubwayTravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG
Full details: Markham Moor

Another example of several restaurants located around a junction.

Blyth

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Costa and the filling station are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  Between Worksop and Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, S81 8HG. (Location Map)
Costa and the filling station are open 24 hoursBurger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy KremeM&S Simply Food, WHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Picnic Tables, ShowersTravelodgebookEsso, Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue ContainersFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Blyth

Small Moto site at the A614 junction.

Carcroft

Northbound only. No HGVs. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Northbound between Doncaster and Pontefract, South Yorkshire, DN6 8LR. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers
MRH operate the filling station
Euro Garages operate the restaurants
Notes: Also known as 'Skellow'.

A Happy Eater opened here, which in 1996 became the Little ChefHistory. This branch received investment such as air conditioning and a blue colour scheme to try to attract evening diners.

The Little Chef featured a dedicated coffee shop, which became a Burger King and then Coffee Tempo!. In 2012, it was refurbished again and gained a Good to Go takeaway offer. In 2015, the Burger King reopened.

The Little Chef is set to close in 2017.

The filling station was formerly branded as Texaco.

Barnsdale Bar

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. 24 hours: The filling stations are both open 24 hours Full details  Between Doncaster and Pontefract, Yorkshire, WF8 3JF. (Google Maps)
The filling stations are both open 24 hoursDD's Services (southbound only)Meeting Room (southbound only)Southside Lodgewebsite (southbound only)Shell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG
Full details: Barnsdale Bar

An old, former, large, dual-Little Chef site, once owned by Trusthouse Forte.

Darrington

Southbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Southbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Southbound between Doncaster and Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3HU. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursBusy Bee's DinerShowersBP, Londis, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueOvernight HGV parking available at the cost of £12 or £20 for 24 hours
Chase Petroleum operate the filling station
Notes: In 2011, the filling station gained a Londis store, replacing the former eXpress store. The café formerly branded as 'Waywest Cafe'.

Ferrybridge

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Costa and the filling station are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  At Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF11 0AF. (Location Map)
Costa and the filling station are open 24 hoursBurger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy KremeCotton Traders, M&S Simply Food, WHSmithChildren's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, ShowersTravelodgebookBP, Shop, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Ferrybridge

Moto site on a former (now by-passed) section of the A1. It's still signposted from the A1, A1(M) and M62 and still accessible from all.

Wetherby

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Costa and the filling station are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  At Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 5GT. (Location Map)
Costa and the filling station are open 24 hoursBurger King, Costa, EDC, Greggs, Upper Crust, West Cornwall Pasty Company, Costa Express, Krispy KremeM&S Simply Food, WHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, ShowersDays InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue, LPGFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Wetherby

A relatively new Moto site, on the new motorway.

Leeming Bar

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Costa, McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hours Full details  Between Boroughbridge and Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire, DL8 1DT. (Google Maps)
Costa, McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hoursCosta, EDC McDonald's Drive Thru, Costa ExpressWHSmithShowersThe Lodge at Leeming Bar
BP, Shop, Costa Express, FloGas LPG, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Leeming Bar

A Moto-owned services now cut off by the new motorway. The future for this site, or how well-signed it will be, is still not clear as it is a significant detour from the road.

Scotch Corner

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Costa and the filling station are both open 24 hours Full details  At Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire, DL10 6PQ. (Location Map)
Costa and the filling station are both open 24 hoursBurger King, Costa, Greggs, West Cornwall Pasty Company, Costa Express, Krispy KremeM&S Simply Food, WHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky CoinTravelodgebookEsso, Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the GoFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Scotch Corner

A former Pavilion site named after this historic interchange. It is currently surrounded by roadworks as part of the motorway upgrade.

Barton Park

Official truckstop. Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours Full details  Between Scotch Corner and Darlington, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NA. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursTruckers CafeShowersBP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Barton Park

This truckstop is ran by Moto, but is much less shiny than many of their other sites.

Durham

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  At Durham, County Durham, DH6 5NP. (Location Map)
McDonald's and the filling station are open 24 hoursCosta, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy KremeWHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Picnic Tables, ShowersDays InnbookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Durham

Operated by Roadchef, and their only presence on this road.

Washington

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: Costa and the filling station are open 24 hours Motorway service area. Full details  At Washington, Tyne and Wear, DH3 2SJ. (Location Map)
Costa and the filling station are open 24 hoursBurger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy KremeWHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, ShowersTravelodgebook north | book southBP, Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Washington

Quite an old design - traffic leaving the southbound services is required to cross the J64 sliproad.

Seaton Burn

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours Full details  Between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Morpeth, Tyne and Wear, NE13 6EP. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebook (There is a Holiday Innbook behind the services)
Esso, Spar, Costa Express, Car Wash
Full details: Seaton Burn

Stannington

Single site located at a junction. Closes at night.  Between Newcastle and Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6DR. (Google Maps)
Char MausumCYC electric vehicle charging pointJet, Shop, LPGHGV parking available
Notes: It's on the old A1 which means it's a fair distance from the road itself, but it's still signed as services. A Little ChefHistory opened here in the 1970s. Despite the bypass, it managed to survive until 2004, when it was finally closed due to low sales. It's now the indian restaurant Char Mausum.

Willowtree

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  At Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2HA. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursCo-op Petrol, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash, FloGas LPG
Co-operative Group operate this site
Notes: The petrol station used to be branded BP, then Total, then went unbranded for a while. It still retains the Total colour scheme.

Cawledge

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The McDonald's and filling station are open 24 hours  At Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2BF. (Google Maps)
The McDonald's and filling station are open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive Thru, The Hog's Head InnThe Hog's Head InnBP, Spar, Costa, West Cornwall Pasty Company, Jet Wash
Rontec operate the filling station
Notes: This site opened in around 2015 and is located off the same junction as the previous service area. It used to be branded Shop 'n Drive.

Adderstone

Single site located at the side of the road. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, NE70 7JU. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursCafe One, The Lodge Bar & GrillPurdy LodgeGulf, Mace, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash30 overnight HGV parking spaces are available at the charge of £12 per night.
W J Davidson & Son operate the filling station

Beal

Single site located at the side of the road. Closes at night.  Between Alnwick and Berwick-upon Tweed, TD15 2PD. (Google Maps)
Gulf, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, FloGas LPG, Air1 AdBlue
Penny Petroleum operate this site
Notes: Sometimes known as Lindisfarne Services. This site was formerly operated by The Bayford Group.

Musselburgh

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours Full details  At Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 8RE. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursTravelodgebookBP, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue Containers
Full details: Musselburgh

The former Moto-owned services at the Musselburgh junction with A1, now operated by MRH

Key

The following icons may be used on this page:

TRSAiconEastbound.gif - services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)

TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

TRSAicononline.gif - there are two services, on either side of the road

TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

TRSAiconfulldetails.gif - further information available on this link

TRSAiconMSA.gif - the services are actually part of a motorway service area

TRSAicontruckstop.gif - the services are actually part of a truckstop