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Tickled Trout services

Tickled Trout
Tickled Trout
Road:M6 at J31
(also accessible to traffic on the A59)
(Google Maps link)
Address:Tickled Trout Services
Preston New Road
Signposted from the road?No (side-roads only)
Grid reference:SD578300
Services type:Single site located at a junction.

Amusingly named services located by the River Ribble.


Catering: Riverside Bar & Lounge, Scottish Steakhouse (both located within hotel) Motel: The Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotelwebsite Forecourt: BP, Nisa Local, Subway, Costa Express, LPG, Car Wash


The services are named after the Tickled Trout Hotel next to the site. The adjacent motorway junction is often referred to as the Tickled Trout as a result.

The eastbound A59 access road is the original road line from the construction of the M6 junction in 1958.

The site was extensively rebuilt in 2010, at the same time as the nearby junction improvements were carried out.

In late 2015, the filling station was rebranded and a Subway outlet replaced the Greenhaights Coffee Shop.

The hotel used to "proudly serve" Costa coffee.


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