|Road:||A50 between J1 and J2|
(also accessible to traffic on the A6)
|Telephone number:||01332 799666|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.|
|Visit Derby South/Welcome Break's official website|
A modern service station on the busy A50 operated by Welcome Break, including a Burger King drive thru on the westbound side.
General: BT WiFi, Traffic Information, Conference Room (westbound only)
Restaurants: Burger King (eastbound only), Eat In
Fuel: Shell (with: Costa Express Autogas LPG ecotricity electric vehicle charging point)
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms] (westbound only)
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10. HGV/Caravans range from £16 - £21 for parking only and from £18.50 - £24 for parking & a meal voucher.
Prices can be paid in the shop and restaurant, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
The services are on a stretch of the A50 where it shares its route with the A6, so the services manage to serve two roads at once. The site was eyed by Welcome Break who were looking to avoid the regulations imposed on motorway sites.
Derby South is often referred to as Shardlow, as just a few miles to the west (and slightly to the south of Derby South) lies Extra's new Derby services. The hotel at Derby South is officially named 'Donington', which is also the name of a Moto service area. Confused? You should be!
The sliproads to the services were built long before the services themselves. Despite the services being quite new, they were built with a Little Chef, even though all the other ones at a Welcome Break had closed years ago. The Little Chef opened with the services in 2000, and closed during Welcome Break's re-branding in 2006.
The services were designed by ACP Architects.
In 2008 the westbound services won a five star loo award.
In 2007, the westbound services won a five star loo award and eastbound a four star.
In 2006, both services won a five star loo award.
|Donington Park (6 miles)|
Trowell (M1 north, 11 miles)
|Services on the A50||Derby and Burton (9 miles)|
|Leicester Forest East (M1 south, 21 miles)|
Woodall (M1 north, 38 miles)
|Welcome Break services||Keele (M6 north, 42 miles)|