(also accessible to traffic on the A17 and B6166)
(Google Maps link)
|Address:||Winthorpe Service Station|
|Previous operators:||Pavilion, Happy Eater, Little Chef, TCS|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
Two competing services form one site here: the northern half is a Jet garage for traffic joining the A46 north-eastbound only, and the southern half is a petrol station sitting just off the A17 and can be used by all routes. There are roundabouts both directions from the sites so either can be accessed to and from the A1
westbound only: The Friendly Farmer Restaurant
eastbound only: Mint Leaf Shops:
westbound only: Friendly Farmer Farm Shop Forecourt:
westbound only: Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG
eastbound only: Jet, Costcutter, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash
Trivia & History
These services were built by Pavilion and then sold off to Forte, who branded them as Happy Eater and then Little Chef (for some period included a Burger King as well). In 2012 the filling station was sold by previous owners TCS and in the process the forecourt was changed from Total to Shell.
The former Pavilion building is now used by a local restaurant.
The Indian restaurant was originally an AJ's and then a Little Chef.
|Foston (A1 northbound, 10 miles)|
Grantham North (13 miles)
|Services on the A1||
Carlton (A1 northbound, 5 miles)|
North Muskham (A1 southbound, 4 miles)
|Thrussington (A46 northbound, 28 miles)|
Leicester (33 miles)
|Services on the A46||Thorpe on the Hill (9 miles)|