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Trowell services

Trowell
Moto
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsTrowell
Road:M1 between J25 and J26

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Moto Hospitality Ltd
Trowell Motorway Services Area
M1
Trowell
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG9 3PL
Telephone number:0115 932 0291
Signposted from the road?Yes
Opened:1967
Previous operators:Mecca Leisure, Granada
Grid reference:SK492407
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.
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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 had an extension. The car park is very small and finding spaces can sometimes be difficult.


Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
southbound only: West Cornwall Pasty Co.
Shops: Fone Bitz, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith, Top Gift Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers, Multi Faith Room Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue
northbound only: Greggs
southbound only: Costa

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £22, or £23.50 to include a £10 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.

Trivia and History

The extended retail entrance on the southbound side.

Full details: History:Trowell

Trowell services was originally awarded to Mecca Leisure who had a very unique styling. Granada extended it, but Moto reduced the number of brand partners.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.


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.

In 2005 and again in 2006, the services won a five-star loo award.

A 1978 government review described the services as "spotless and impressive".

In 1977 Egon Ronay made a rare positive comment about the services, describing the food as "almost good on occasion". It was the only place which he said was trying to provide a "comfortable, restful, pleasant restaurant", and appreciated the "extensive" menu. The café was not as good was the waitress service, but was still clean with prompt service.

Alternatives

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Donington Park (11 miles)Services on the M1 Tibshelf (14 miles)
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Doncaster (North) (54 miles)

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