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Tibshelf
Roadchef
Tibshelf
Road:M1 between J28 and J29
Address:RoadChef
Newton Wood Lane
Newton
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 5TZ
Telephone number:01773 876600
Signposted from the road?As Roadchef/Costa (northbound)
McDonalds/Costa (southbound)
Opened:1998
Previous names:Chesterfield
Grid reference:SK448603
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.
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Facilities

Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Game On, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Costa, Costa Express, Restbite, McDonald's (southbound only), The Burger Company (northbound only)
Shops: Fone Bitz, Piglut, WHSmith
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Deli2go, Select, Air1 AdBlue Containers

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £20, or £22 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5254 (northbound) and 5255 (southbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia and History

The long corridor within the services.

The services were planned to be a few hundred yards further up the M1, on the other side of the footbridge you can see ghost slips and land shaped for a normal straight four-sliproad service area. Presumably an expansion of the industrial estate meant that the site had to be moved.

In 1995 Welcome Break worked on new plans for a service area here. They had to hold back as the Highways Agency were considering dropping plans to widen and realign the M1 which would have affected the position of the services. After this happened Roadchef and Extra showed an interest in the plans, and eventually pushed through with a revised plan to become operator and forecourt operator respectively.

One plan named the services "Sherwood Park".

Tibshelf used to proudly boast that "no other service station offers you such flexibility and choice". No-one knows exactly what they meant or where this extra choice was.

The Shell filling station is actually owned by Extra.

Inside the services are a series of promotional flags which still use the old (late-1990s) Roadchef logo.

Survey Results

In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.

In 2006, Holiday Which? rated the services at 2/5.

Alternatives

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Trowell (15 miles)
Alfreton (A38 south, 6 miles)
Services on the M1 Woodall (13 miles)
Watford Gap (67 miles)Roadchef services none nearby

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