|Road:||A1 between Dishforth and Darlington|
(also accessible to traffic on the A684)
|Address:||Motel Leeming Services|
90 Bedale Road
(Google Maps link)
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
Larger services on the A1 at Leeming Bar junction with A684.
Main Amenities: none
Restaurants: McDonald's (with: Drive Thru), Benedicts Restaurant
Shops: The Yorkshire Maid
Motel: The Lodge at Leeming Bar[website]
Forecourt: Texaco, Londis, Costa Express, FloGas LPG & Air1 AdBlue
Originally on the A1 northbound, the services were upgraded from a roadside café to service area status in 1977. For years it was thought the services would close when the A1 became A1(M) and the Leeming exit closed, but it has now been given permission to expand into a large, but distant, service area.
There used to be a Little Chef here.
Leeming Bar had put in an application to build a new truckstop at one of the new junctions on the A1 but this, as with other controversies such as Kirby Hill, was rejected in favour of expanding the current site. With the owners struggling to fund the refurbishment, in 2014 Moto took over the services, giving them a near-monopoly on services between Blyth and Washington.
|Wetherby (27 miles)||Services on the A1||High Brough Moor (A1 northbound, 10 miles)|
Scotch Corner (11 miles)
|Wetherby (27 miles)||Moto services||Scotch Corner (11 miles)|