|Road:||M1 at J22|
(also accessible to traffic on the A50 and the A511)
|Address:||Leicester Markfield Moto Service Area|
Little Shaw Lane
|Telephone number:||01530 244777|
|Signposted from the road?||No|
|Previous operators:||Granada, Moto|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Euro Garages's official website|
Now little more than a Starbucks in an oversized building next to the M1, Markfield shows all the promise of being a full service area but doesn't actually achieve it.
General: Car Wash, Children's Play Area, Local Information, Meeting Room, Picnic Tables, Showers, Wi-Fi
Fuel: BP (with: Spar, AdBlue & LPG)
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £8 and HGVs £14, or £16 to include a £6 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2450.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
The first application for a service area here referred to a "drive-in type restaurant".
Markfield is officially known as Leicester, but we'll refer to it as Markfield to avoid confusion with ex-Extra's Leicester services and Welcome Break's Leicester Forest East, the latter being only six miles away but due to close at some point in the future.
Under Moto ownership these services had a retail store and a Little Chef, but these were both closed. The Little Chef was then replaced for a short period by a Costa outlet but this also get replaced by a Coffee Nation machine. This was then removed because the services was sold by Moto to Euro Garages and all that remained in the main building were toilets and Burger King. Euro Garages gained control of Markfield and changed fuel operators from BP to Shell and changed the Burger King to Starbucks.
All except the Travelodge and BP filling station here is closed and has been for some time
In 2006 the services won a four star loo award.
|Leicester Forest East (6 miles)||Services on the M1||Donington Park (9 miles)|
|road becomes A511|
Ashby-de-la-Zouch (9 miles)
|Services on the A50||Leicester (A46, 9 miles)|