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(also accessible to traffic on the B6164)
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
|Telephone number:||01937 545080|
|Signposted from the road?||As Burger King/Costa/M&S|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Wetherby/Moto's official website|
A service area on the new section of the A1(M) motorway, bridging a large gap between services. It claims to be the greenest motorway service area in Britain.
Restaurants: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Upper Crust, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Days Inn[book rooms] Forecourt: BP, Costa, M&S Simply Food, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue, LPG
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12.50 and HGVs £22.50, or £24 to include a £9 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2476.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Wetherby was controversially given planning permission in 2007 under the name 'Kirk Deighton'. It was built by North Midland Building Ltd. on the instruction of Moto, and it claimed to be the most environmentally-friendly service station around, with features including a large funnel to act as air conditioning and a giant 'wing' for a canopy.
It has a 126-bedroom hotel (the first to be built at a Moto which isn't a Travelodge), this was originally going to be three-story but the plans were rejected for being unsightly. The current hotel spent a year in development.
There are 67 HGV spaces, 20 coach spaces, 395 car parking spaces and a 309-space overflow car park. The petrol station opened on the 5th July 2008, with the rest of the services opening on the 23rd August.
In the design stage, Wetherby picked up the slogan "your environmentally friendly motorway service area". For some reason they didn't introduce this to the general public.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014 the services won a platinum loo award.
In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 4 stars.
|Ferrybridge (20 miles)|
Bilbrough Top (A64 east, 15 miles)
|Services on the A1(M)||
Scotch Corner (38 miles)|
Leeming Bar (27 miles)
|Ferrybridge (20 miles)||Moto services||Leeming Bar (27 miles)|
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