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Knutsford services

Knutsford
Moto
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsKnutsford
Road:M6 between J18 and J19

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Granada Services
Knutsford Motorway Service Area
Northwich Road
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 0TL
Telephone number:01565 634167
Signposted from the road?Yes
Opened:1963
Previous operators:Rank, Pavilion, Granada
Grid reference:SJ733783
Services type:Single site built upon the motorway.
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Knutsford is an old service area with the restaurant on the bridge. The services are very close to J19, and the northbound onslip is very short.

There is very little space for lorries in the services (hence a half-hearted ban on them), so instead lorries are directed to Moto's nearby Lymm Truckstop.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Greggs, West Cornwall Pasty Co. Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky Coin, Showers Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP (with: LPG), Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue
southbound only: Costa

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £16 and HGVs £26, or £27.50 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2446 (northbound) and 2447 (southbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia and History

M&S on the bridge, where there would have once been a waitress restaurant

Full details: History:Knutsford

The stand-up comedy show 'Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie' is based entirely on his experience here, although he talks about service stations in general.

On the 9 December 2004 an M&S Simply Food opened here - Moto's fourth at the time.

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 Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.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, Holiday Which? rated the services at 3/5.

Also in 2006 the services won a four star loo award. In 2005 it was five stars.

A 1978 government review described the services as "appalling and rather tatty".

Egon Ronay's opinion of the services was somewhat split. In 1974 he was quite positive about it, and in 1977 he rated the restaurant as "acceptable". However, in 1977 the café was rated as "appalling". He called the café "a loud, garish place" and called the atmosphere "that of a lower-class transport café". The food, "arranged with no idea of presentation" included a mixed grill which was "scandalous". The restaurant on the other hand was "quite enterprising". He was also critical of the noisy jukebox and the smelly toilets.

Alternatives

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Sandbach (12 miles)Services on the M6 Lymm (6 miles)
Stafford (North) (M6 northbound, 23 miles)
Hilton Park (53 miles)
Moto services Lymm (6 miles)

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