Barnsdale Bar

Barnsdale Bar
Barnsdale Bar
Road:A1 between Doncaster and Pontefract
Address:Great North Road
West Yorkshire
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Signposted from the road?Yes
Previous operators:Autogrill
Grid reference:SE505146
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.

An old former Little Chef restaurant and still a large service area, part of the signed route to the south.


Main Amenities: none
Restaurants: DD's Services (southbound only)
Shops: none
Motel: A1 Hotel (part of Siesta Inns)
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Costa Express, Deli2Go


The southbound site was originally a Trusthouse Forte TRSA, of a very similar design to Oxford Peartree on the A34 and it was probably branded as a Welcome Break for a short time. In the 1980s, Forte re-branded it as a Little Chef and gave it one of the original Little Chef Lodges to boot.

Siesta Inns currently operate a hotel on the southbound side - it was formerly a Days Inn.

The northbound side has always been a Little Chef, although it definitely closed in 2003, but was re-opened by The People's Restaurant Company in 2005 when they took control of the Little Chef brand.

There used to be a footbridge between the two sites but it was demolished a few years ago.

In 2010 the Shell service stations were demolished and rebuilt, allowing the addition of a Select store on the forecourts, with a Coffee Republic on the go facility, in 2012 changed to Costa Express.

In 2012, The Coffee Tempo! here was also replaced with Little Chef Express along with 10 other former Coffee Tempo! sites.

Both Little Chef's closed on 27th September 2012.


Carcroft (A1 northbound, 3 miles)
Blyth (19 miles)
Services on the A1Darrington (A1 southbound, 3 miles)
Ferrybridge (5 miles)
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