Motorway Services Online

Services on the A1

Here are details on the services on the A1, truck road, starting at London and ending at Edinburgh. Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M1 and M18, M25, M62, A14, A17, A19, A46, A47, A168, A421, A689 and the former Oaktree, Rainton and Wansford services.

South Mimms

South Mimms services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  Between Edgware and Hatfield, Hertfordshire, EN6 3QQ. [Google Maps]
Burger King, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, Papa John's Pizza, Starbucks, Starbucks Drive Thru, Subway, Tossed, Costa Express, Krispy KremeFone Bitz, Travellers, Waitrose, WHSmithChildren's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Showers, Tesla Supercharger, UK TruckClean Truck Wash, Welcome Break GamingDays InnbookCars only: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue Containers
HGVs only: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue Containers
Free for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: South Mimms

Large Welcome Break at the busy M25 junction.

Baldock

Baldock services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  Between Baldock and Biggleswade, Hertfordshire, SG7 5TR. [Google Maps]
Chopstix Noodle Bar, El Mexicana, Francesca, 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, Costa Express, Deli2go, 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.  Between Stevenage and Biggleswade, Hertfordshire, SG5 4BL. [Google Maps]
The services are open 24 hours 

Northbound

BP, Nisa Local, Costa Express, FloGas LPG

Southbound

Redwings LodgeBP, BP Connect, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Cannisters & FloGas LPG


BP Express operate the southbound filling station
Notes: Both sides of the services were home to Little Chef restaurants. The northbound restaurant was known as the Astwick branch which opened in 1980/81 and the southbound restaurant was known as the Baldock branch which opened in 1996/97 when it replaced a Happy Eater restaurant. The southbound restaurant was accompanied by a Travelodge hotel which was known as the Hinxworth Baldock hotel.

In 2004/05, the Astwick Little Chef closed and remained boarded up for a while until it was demolished in 2010. It was said that the restaurant was still fully furnished and was left unlocked when it closed. In 2010, the Baldock Little Chef closed, marking the end of the Northway Little Chefs. The restaurant was left to stand empty. In 2013, the Travelodge on the southbound side also ceased trading, leaving just the BP filling stations to soldier on alone.

In the past, there used to be another cafe on the southbound side. However, this closed and has since been demolished.

Wyboston

Southbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Southbound side only.  Southbound between Biggleswade and Huntingdon, Bedfordshire, MK44 3AA. [Google Maps]
McDonald's is open 24 hoursMcDonalds Drive ThruBP, Londis, Costa Express, Subway, LPG & AdBlue
Quantum Commission operate the filling station
Notes: Former AJ's site, it was sold in 1995. Also accessible to people using the A428 to get onto the A421 at Black Cat Interchange.

Brampton Hut

Brampton Hut services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  At Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NQ. [Google Maps]
Brewers Fayre (Brampton Hut), McDonald's Drive ThruMeeting Room, Tourist InformationPremier InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue ContainersParking controlled by CP Plus, with areas available for coaches and HGVs.
Full details: Brampton Hut

Large BP Express services at the A1/A14 interchange.

Peterborough

Peterborough services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  At Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UQ. [Google Maps]
BakeHouse, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Costa, El Mexicana, Francesca, KFC, McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, Costa ExpressM&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmithChildren's Play Area, Dog Exercise Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Quicksilver, Picnic Tables, ShowersDays InnbookShell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue, Car WashFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Peterborough

A second modern Extra site.

Kate's Cabin

northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the northbound side only.  northbound between at Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UR. [Google Maps]
The services are open 24 hoursBP, Spar, Subway, Costa Express, LPG & AdBlue Cannisters
Notes: These services are named after a former truckstop and cafe known as Kate's Cabin. In the late 2000s, the filling station on the northbound side was rebuilt in order to enlarge it, and in late 2015, was sold by BP to an independent dealer. Formerly included Wild Bean Cafe.

Stibbington

southbound only. Single site located at a junction on the southbound side only.  southbound between Peterborough and Stamford, Cambridgeshire.
The services are open 24 hoursStibbington DinerShowers
Notes: Large HGV parking area available, with overnight parking at £10 a night or £15 a night with a £4 food voucher.

Wittering

northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the northbound side only.  northbound between Peterborough and Stamford, Cambridgeshire. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursShell, Londis, Costa Express, Autogas LPGLarge HGV parking area available.
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: A cafe used to be here called 'Woodview Cafe'.

Bloody Oaks

Bloody Oaks services
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northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the northbound side only.  northbound between Stamford and Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, PE9 4AD. [Google Maps]
OK DinerEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, AdBlue Containers
MRH operate the filling station
Notes: There appears to be an demolished forecourt opposite this site. Some signs suggest a Camp Site is also available at these services. Filling station formerly branded Jet, and before that, operated by Pace branded as Texaco.

Ram Jam

Ram Jam services
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northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the northbound side only.  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 there at the start of the 20th century - not the '70s band that sung 'Black Betty'! The filling station here was formerly operated by Esso. There is a pub-restaurant building, the actual Ram Jam Inn, but is currently boarded up and up for sale.

Colsterworth

Colsterworth services
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Three services (one northbound, two southbound) staggered across the carriageway with no public access between them. Full details  Between Stamford and Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5JR. [Google Maps]
 

Northbound

BP, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs

Southbound

Little ChefHistory, Burger King, Little Chef ExpressMeeting Room, Truck WashTravelodgebookJubilee Garage: Jet, Shop, Tchibo
Colsterworth Services: Esso, Spar, Starbucks on the Go, Subway, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £8 and HGVs £16, or £18 to include a food voucher.
Prices can be paid through the phone, with instructions in the Colsterworth Services car park. They are strictly enforced by CP Plus.


Full details: Colsterworth

Several services located around a 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 operator changed from Texaco to Harvest Energy.

Grantham North

Grantham North services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  Between Grantham and Newark-on-Trent, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AB. [Google Maps]
Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa ExpressWHSmithChildren's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, ShowersTravelodgebookBP, 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.  northbound between Grantham and Newark, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LD. [Google Maps]
The site is open 24 hoursEsso, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
MRH operate this site
Notes: There is a Highways Agency approved truckstop on site too. Former Little Chef site, it closed in 2007 at the same time as Wansford. Filling station formerly branded as Jet and before that Texaco. In 2012, Breakers Roadside Restaurant changed to LJ's Diner but closed in late 2013.

Newark

Newark services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  At Newark-on-Trent, Lincolnshire, NG24 2NY. [Google Maps]
 

Westbound

The Friendly Farmer RestaurantwebsiteFriendly Farmer Farm ShopShell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG

Eastbound

Mint LeafwebsiteJet, Londis, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash


Full details: Newark

Small site at the A46 junction.

North Muskham

North Muskham services
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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 Hot Dogs, AdBlue
M Carsley & R Mackay t/a Muskham Services operate the filling station
Notes: There is a Highways Agency approved truckstop on site too. Former Little Chef site, 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.
BP, Londis, Rollover Hot Dogs, AdBlue
M Carsley & R Mackay t/a Muskham Services operate the filling station
Notes: Newly re-opened and fully advertised/signposted services. Former Little Chef site. This became Cafe Amore but it closed in late 2015.

Markham Moor

Markham Moor services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  Between Newark-on-Trent and Worksop, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0QU. [Google Maps]
Little ChefHistory, McDonalds Drive Thru, SubwayTravelodgebookShell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue, LPG
Full details: Markham Moor

Another example of several restaurants located around a junction.

Blyth

Blyth services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  Between Worksop and Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, S81 8HG. [Google Maps]
Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Costa Express, Krispy KremeM&S Simply Food, WHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Picnic Tables, ShowersTravelodgebookEsso (with: LPG), Spar, Starbucks on the Go, Subway, AdBlue ContainersFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Blyth

Small Moto site at the A614 junction.

Carcroft

Carcroft services
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northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the northbound side only.  northbound between Doncaster and Pontefract, South Yorkshire, DN6 8LR. [Google Maps]
The site is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistoryTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers
MRH operate the filling station
Notes: Also known under alternative name 'Skellow'. Another former Happy Eater site, which was later turned into the standard Little Chef/Travelodge/Burger King combination. Filling station formerly operated by Texaco. The Little Chef was upgraded in August 2012.

Barnsdale Bar

Barnsdale Bar services
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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. Full details  Between Doncaster and Pontefract, Yorkshire, WF8 3JF. [Google Maps]
 

Northbound

Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG

Southbound

DD's ServicesMeeting RoomSouthside LodgeShell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG


Full details: Barnsdale Bar

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

Darrington

Darrington services
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southbound only. Single site located between junctions on the southbound side only.  southbound between Doncaster and Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3HU. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursWaywest CafeBP, Londis, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
Chase Petroleum operate the filling station
Notes: In 2011, the filling station gained a Londis store replacing the former eXpress store.

Ferrybridge

Ferrybridge services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  At Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF11 0AF. [Google Maps]
Burger King, Costa, Ernie's Fish and Chips, 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. Still signposted from the A1, A1(M) and M62 and still accessible from all.

Wetherby

Wetherby services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  At Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 5GT. [Google Maps]
Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Upper Crust, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy KremeM&S Simply Food, WHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, ShowersDays InnbookBP, Costa, M&S Simply Food, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue, LPGFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Wetherby

A relatively new Moto site.

Leeming Bar

Leeming Bar services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  Between Boroughbridge and Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire, DL8 1DT. [Google Maps]
Costa, Eat & Drink Co. 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 truck stop at the junction before J51.

Coneygarth

Single site located at a junction. Full details  Between Boroughbridge and Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire, DL7 9EG.
ShowersShell, Mace, Costa Express, Subway, Rollover Hot Dogs, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Coneygarth

A new Exelby Services site which opened in November 2014.

Scotch Corner

Scotch Corner services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  At Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire, DL10 6PQ. [Google Maps]
Burger King, Costa, Greggs West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy KremeM&S Simply Food, WHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky CoinTravelodgebookEsso (with:), Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the GoFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Scotch Corner

A former Pavilion site located at this historic interchange, which it takes its name from.

Barton Park

Barton Park services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  Between Scotch Corner and Darlington, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NA. [Google Maps]
Truckers CafeShowersBP (with: Air1 AdBlue), Shop, Costa ExpressFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Barton Park

A part-Moto-ran truckstop at the start of the A1(M) near Darlington.

Durham

Durham services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  At Durham, County Durham, DH6 5NP. [Google Maps]
Costa, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy KremeWHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Picnic Tables, ShowersDays InnbookShell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Durham

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

Washington

Washington services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  At Washington, Tyne and Wear, DH3 2SJ. [Google Maps]
Burger 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

Seaton Burn services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  Between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Morpeth, Tyne and Wear, NE13 6EP. [Google Maps]
Little ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebook (There is a Holiday Innbook behind the services)
Esso, Shop 'n Drive, Costa Express, Car Wash
Full details: Seaton Burn

A Rontec site just off the A1, at the A19 junction.

Stannington

Stannington services
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Single site located at a junction. Closes at night.  Between Newcastle and Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6ED. [Google Maps]
Char MausumJet, Shop, LPG
Notes: It's a fair distance from the A1 itself, but it's still signed. It looks like the garage is on the old A1, but it stayed as it was next to a junction with the new one. That new one has since closed and traffic has to use the next one down. There used to be a Little Chef here.

Willowtree

Single site located at a junction.  At Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2HA. [Google Maps]
This site is open 24 hoursBP, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Jet Wash, Autogas LPG
Co-operative Group operate this site

Adderstone

Single site located at the side of the road.  Between Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, NE70 7JU. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursCafe OnePurdy LodgeGulf, Mace, Calor LPG, 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 Hot Dogs, FloGas LPG, Air1 AdBlue
Bayford Group operate this site
Notes: Sometimes known under the Lindisfarne Services title.

Musselburgh

Musselburgh services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  At Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 8RE. [Google Maps]
TravelodgebookBP, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, AdBlue Containers
Full details: Musselburgh

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