Motorway Services Online

Services on the A38


Here are details on the services on the A38, starting at Mansfield and ending at Plymouth. Please note that this does not cover the section between Birmingham and Exeter as this is superseded by the M5. Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, A30 and the A50.

Alfreton

Alfreton services
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Single site located at a junction.  Between Mansfield and Derby, Derbyshire, DE55 1HJ. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle Chef, Burger KingMeeting RoomTravelodgebookBP, Costcutter, Costa Express
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A61 and the B6179. Planned in 1989 as Swanwick services. It eventually opened as a Granada Hotel, which became a Little Chef/Burger King/Travelodge combination in around 1993. The Burger King here closed here for a time but has since reopened. The Burger King and toilets are sited in small units between the main facilities. There is a small, unused terrace at the front of the building. Much of the original car park is now used by the neighbouring business park. There is a community fire station here too.

Derby and Burton

Derby and Burton services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  At Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6DX. [Google Maps]
KFC drive thru, LP4, Hamiltons (The Cherry Tree Farm Pub-Restaurantwebsite is adjacent)The Shell forecourt is part of the main buildingIbis BudgetbookShell (with: Autogas LPG),Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Car Wash, Air1 AdBlue
Full details: Derby and Burton

A site at the A50 interchange.

Willington

Willington services
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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.  Between Derby and Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, DE65 6GY. [Google Maps]
The northbound filling station is open 24 hoursOK Diner (southbound only)BP, Londis, Costa Express
Brobot Petroleum operate the filling stations
Notes: The shops are both branded as KeyStore Express, even though they are actually Londis stores and are advertised as such from the Londis website, totem poles and offers inside the store. The services are only a mile south of Shell's newest signed services at Derby with Burton. The diner also provides access to a house and can be accessed using a bridge from the northbound carriageway.

Ye Olde Butte Café

Single site located between junctions.  Between Tewkesbury and Stratford, GL20 6HB. [Google Maps]
Ye Olde Butte Café
Notes: A transport cafe situated at the side of the road that is signed as 'services'. Mistakenly labelled 'Ye Olde Hutte Cafe' in some places, including Worcestershire County Council's Truck Stop guide

Hardwicke

Single site located at a junction.  At Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 4RG.
This site is open 24 hoursMcDonalds Drive ThruEsso, Mace, Lavazza Coffee, Car Wash
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the B4008. The McDonalds on site houses a former Little Chef restaurant which opened in 1990/91 and closed in 2001/02.

Winning Post

Northbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Northbound side only.  Northbound between Exeter and Plymouth, Devon, EX6 7XU. [Google Maps]
This site is open 24 hoursRoute 5websiteEsso, Spar, Costa Express, PG Tips 2Go, Air1 AdBlue
Chartman Retail operate the filling station
Notes: Also known as Kennford. This was originally a dual-sided Welcome Break site. Both sides were Happy Eater's. Southbound is now the Haldon Diner and northbound was turned into a Little Chef however it closed in February 2012. This site has recently undergone a complete transformation with a new Esso forecourt and restaurant housing on the old Little Chef land. It is also due to gain 2 new drive thrus very soon. Plans for the site can be viewed here.

Woodpecker

No HGVs. Single site located at a junction. Closes at night.  Between Exeter and Plymouth, Devon, TQ13 7RB. [Google Maps]
Shell, Select, Costa Express & Deli2Go, Regals
Shell operate this site
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the B3352. Site also known as "Peartree" or "Carew". Former Little Chef site.

Lee Mill

Single site located at a junction.  Between Exeter and Plymouth, Devon, PL21 9EF.
The filling station is open 24 hoursTruck Stop, Lorry ParkGulf, Gulf Store
Notes: Signed with "Overnight Parking" sign. Former Jet filling station site.

Smithaleigh

Smithaleigh services
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Southbound only. Single site located at a junction on the Southbound side only. Closes at night.  Southbound between Exeter and Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5AX. [Google Maps]
BP, Shop
JR & JM Smith - t/a Smithaleigh Services operate this site
Notes: Located on the old A38, close to junctions on the new road. Former Little Chef site, it closed in February 2012.

Saltash

Saltash services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  At Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6LF. [Google Maps]
Burger King, SubwayTravelodgebookBP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
Full details: Saltash

A Granada built site just before or after the Tamar Bridge.