Road:A1/A46 interchange
(also accessible to traffic on the A17 and B6166)
Address:Winthorpe Service Station
Lincoln Road
NG24 2NY
(Google Maps link)
Previous operators:Pavilion, Happy Eater, Little Chef, TCS
Grid reference:SK816560
Services type:Single site located at a junction.


Main Amenities: none
Restaurants: The Friendly Farmer Restaurant[website]
Shops: Friendly Farmer Farm Shop
Motel: none
Forecourt: Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2Go, AdBlue & Autogas LPG

Trivia & History

The 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.

There is a smaller service area on the A46 north-eastbound too which was originally an AJ's, then a Little Chef and is now an Indian restaurant with Murco and Costcutter filling station (with Jet Wash) which are open 24hrs.


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)
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