|Road:||M1 between J28 and J29|
Newton Wood Lane
|Telephone number:||01773 876600|
|Signposted from the road?||As Roadchef/Costa (northbound)|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.|
|Visit Tibshelf/Roadchef's official website|
General: BT WiFi, Conference Room (northbound only), Game On, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room (southbound only), Picnic Tables, Traffic Information
Restaurants: Costa, Restbite, McDonald's (southbound only), The Burger Company (northbound only)
Shops: Fone Bitz, Piglut, WHSmith (with Costa Express)
Fuel: Shell (with: Deli2go Select Autogas LPG Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point) (Air1 AdBlue available)
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 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 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 them to become operator and forecourt operator respectively.
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.
Inside the services, the hallway looks a lot like the hallway in Chester services (also opening in 1998), before it was fully refurbished. Then in the main part, it looks like Sandbach!
The Shell filling station is actually owned by Extra.
The McDonalds Southbound is open 24 hours.
An Ecotricity charging point is due to be installed here before Christmas 2013!
In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.
In 2006, Holiday Which? rated the services at 2/5.
|Trowell (15 miles)|
Alfreton (A38 south, 6 miles)
|Services on the M1||Woodall (13 miles)|
|Watford Gap (67 miles)||Roadchef services||none nearby|