|Road:||M1 between J25 and J26|
|Address:||Moto Hospitality Ltd|
Trowell Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||01159 320291|
|Signposted from the road?||As Costa/Burger King/M&S|
|Previous operators:||Mecca Leisure, Granada|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.|
|Visit Trowell Northbound/Moto's official website|
Visit Trowell Southbound/Moto's official website
Trowell has a history of being slated but Moto have worked hard to brighten it up a bit. The northbound and southbound sites are very different, with northbound having recently had an extension. The car park is very small and finding spaces can sometimes be difficult.
General: Children's Play Area, Full Hou$e (northbound only), Local Information, Lucky Coin, Moto Free WiFi, Multi Faith Room, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co.
Shops: Fone Bitz (southbound only), M&S Simply Food (northbound only), WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme)
Fuel: BP (with: Costa Express Krispy Kreme Air1 AdBlue)
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £11 and HGVs £18, or £19.50 to include a £9 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2471 (northbound) and 2472 (southbound).
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
When it opened, operators Mecca Leisure insisted that visitors thought of it not as a service area but as a "village". The site was heavily themed, particularly around Robin Hood. This was all removed when Granada took over.
Trowell featured briefly in the TV show 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet', and was referred to briefly in 'Mock the Week' where Hugh Dennis suggested a sign after the services saying 'wish you hadn't eaten for 26 miles'.
In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.
In 2006, Holiday Which? gave Trowell a rock-bottom 1/5 in their survey. It didn't come last though, Cullompton on the M5 did.
Also in 2006 the services won a five-star loo award.
|Donington Park (11 miles)||Services on the M1||Tibshelf (14 miles)|
|Donington Park (11 miles)||Moto services||
Woolley Edge (51 miles)|
Doncaster (North) (54 miles)
With thanks to the users 'Ziathon', 'alex' and 'MatthewB6323' for the information used on this page.