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Burton-in-Kendal services

Facilities | Rating | ReviewsBurton-in-Kendal
Road:M6 northbound between J35 and J36

Address:Moto Hospitality
Burton Motorway Services Area
Telephone number:01524 781234
Signposted from the road?As Costa/Burger King
Previous operators:Mobil, Granada
Previous names:Burton West
Grid reference:SD521761
Services type:Single site located between junctions on one side of the motorway.
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A northbound-only service area which over time has generally improved. Southbound traffic should use Roadchef's Killington Lake.


Catering: Burger King, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP, BP Connect, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12.50 and HGVs £17, or £18.50 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2430.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.


It opened on 23 October 1970, operated by Mobil. The contract was deliberately given to a fuel company as traffic levels on this section of the M6 were expected to be low, so initially only a forecourt would be required. That leaseholder could then decide when and who would build the main facilities. Only a £30,000 investment was requested. Shell were also interested in taking it on.

Mobil decided to run the main services, but later sold them to BP, who lease the main site to Granada/Moto. They actually settled on a simple design which offered fuel and service facilities from either ends of the same building. That design had separate doors for the toilets and restaurant. Moto tried to encourage customers to use both by creating a glass walkway to the toilet doors.

The location of the services had been chosen to catch Lakeland traffic. It was issued on a very short lease.

In 1978, a partnering Burton East services was considered, but cancelled due to low traffic levels. In 1996 Extra applied to build a southbound service area opposite the existing one, but their plans were refused as there were enough services nearby.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.

In 2006 the services were graded 3/5 by Holiday Which?, who liked the individuality of the products for sale.

in 2005 and 2006, the services won a five star loo award.

In 1977, Egon Ronay rated the services as "appalling", calling it "drab and simply furnished".


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