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.

Two competing services form one site here: the northern half is a Murco 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.



Main Complex

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

Eastbound Only

Main Amenities: none
Restaurant: Mint Leaf Asian Restaurant[website]
Shops: none
Motel: none
Forecourt: Murco, Costcutter, 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)
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