Newport Pagnell services
|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M1 between J14 and J15|
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Newport Pagnell Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||01908 217722|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
(most facilities 1960, rebuilt 1980s)
|Previous operators:||Motorway Services Ltd, Trusthouse Forte|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.|
|Visit Newport Pagnell/Welcome Break's official website|
Still using a building built in 1960 albeit carrying a lot of refurbishments, Newport Pagnell achieves a lot with the little space available.
Catering: Burger King, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire Tea
Shops: Fone Bitz, Waitrose, WHSmith
Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Meeting Room, Showers, Welcome Break Gaming
northbound only: Changing Places
southbound only: Tesla Supercharger Motel: Ramada Forecourt: Shell, Texaco, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire Tea
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £26, or £28 to include a £9 meal voucher.
Prices can be paid in the shop with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
Trivia and Details
The first motorway WHSmith was trialled here before being rolled out to almost every service station in the country. In April 2013, Burger King returned to the services, having previously been removed to save space.
In The Smiths' song 'Is It Really So Strange?', one of the lines is "I lost my bag at Newport Pagnell", referring to the services.
Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.
In 2015 and May 2012, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars. In August 2011, they gave the northbound services as 2 stars and the southbound side 3 stars.
In 2008 the services won a five star loo award.
In 2007, Newport Pagnell northbound won a five star loo award. The southbound side won a four star one.
In 2006, both sides of Newport Pagnell won a four star loo award.
Also in 2006, Holiday Which? rated the services at 2/5.
It was here in 2000 that Egon Ronay made the infamous breakfast review "it's called 'all day' because it tastes as if it had been hanging around all day".
Also in 2000, the AA rated the services as "acceptable".
In 1991, a Which? survey recommended the services.
A 1978 government review described the services as "crowded and grubby".
In 1977 Egon Ronay rated the services as "just acceptable", saying it looked worn and made heavy use of pre-cooked food.
In 1961 Egon Ronay was full of praise for Newport Pagnell, telling motorists they could "stop with confidence". This favourable opinion did not last long.
|Toddington (15 miles)||Services on the M1||Northampton (13 miles)|
|London Gateway (39 miles)|
South Mimms (M25 east, 33 miles)
|Welcome Break services||
Leicester Forest East (45 miles)|
Corley (47 miles)
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