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Burton-in-Kendal services

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

Address:Moto Hospitality
Burton Motorway Services Area
Telephone number:01524 781234
Signposted from the road?As Burger King/Costa/M&S
Previous operators:Mobil, Granada
Previous names:Burton West
Grid reference:SD521761
Services type:Single site located between junctions on one side of the motorway.
Visit Burton-in-Kendal/Moto's official website

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 £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £18, or £19.50 to include a £10 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.

Mobil 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.

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 now enough services nearby.

The filling station is operated by BP Express.


Bids to run the services came from Mobil, Shell and a company called Alpine who made a promising bid. The location of the services had been chosen to catch Lakeland traffic.

Only a £30,000 investment was requested. It was issued on a very short lease.

Mobil made an excessively prestigious bid to break in to the market. The Ministry felt that a forecourt operator would do the best job as traffic levels on this section of the M6 were expected to be low, so initially only a forecourt would be required. The winning bidder could then decide when and who would build the main facilities. Mobil decided to run the main services, but later sold them to BP, who lease the main site to Granada/Moto.

Survey Results

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 Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In 2015, 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 1991, a Which? survey rated the services as "average".

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


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