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RoadChef Lodge

RoadChef Lodge
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Locations:up to 13
Associated names:Roadchef
Successors:Travel Inn, Ingram Hotel

RoadChef Lodge was the initial name for Roadchef's line of budget accommodation, like that offered by rivals Granada Lodge and Welcome Break's Travelodge.

As the size of the market became clear, Roadchef looked at opening hotels elsewhere, such as by the NEC and Wembley. They also worked closely with Premier Lodge and may have been about to adopt one of their brand names, such as Holiday Inn. However, before these could open Roadchef's motorway interests were sold, leaving the remaining hotels to open as Ingram Hotel.

In 2000 the remaining RoadChef Lodges were branded Travel Inn, under a licence which allowed brand owners Whitbread to operate the hotels but not manage the staff. The new branding helped Travel Inn grow, and aimed to remove an association between the upkeep of the motels and that of the service stations.

In 1995, Roadchef registered the name Superlodge Ltd, but this was never used publicly.

Former Locations

The services known to have a RoadChef Lodge were: