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



Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Game On, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Costa, Costa Express, Fresh Food Café, Krispy Kreme, McDonald's
Shops: Fone Bitz, Leaf Gifts, 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 £22, or £24 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. This was built with the M1, which was planned to gain three additional services. Presumably an expansion of the industrial estate meant that the site for this one had to be moved.

Concern had been raised over the proximity of a coal mine when building here.

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.

The northbound side is currently undergoing a major refurbishment in February 2015. A refurbished Costa outlet opened on 3 February followed by a McDonalds outlet on 18 February, the latter replacing the former The Burger Company outlet. A Fresh Food Cafe also opened on the 23 February 2015 replacing the former Restbite outlet. A Fresh Food Cafe also opened on the southbound side joining its northbound counterpart on 9 March 2015.

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.


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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