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Wetherby

Wetherby
Moto
Wetherby
Road:A1(M) J46
(also accessible to traffic on the B6164)
Address:Moto Services
Kirk Deighton
Wetherby
North Yorkshire
LS22 5GT
Telephone number:01937 545080
Signposted from the road?As Burger King/Costa/M&S
Opened:2008
Grid reference:SE415502
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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A brand new service area on the new section of the A1(M) motorway, now fully open and bridging a large gap between services. It claims to be the greenest motorway service area in Britain.

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Facilities

Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., West Cornwall Pasty Co., Upper Crust, Greggs, Costa Express
Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt: BP, Costa, M&S Simply Food, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs £21.50, or £23 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.

Trivia

Impressive architecture on the building.

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 a KFC was planned to be added here, but it didn't happen and a Greggs was built outside instead.

Survey Results

In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 4 stars.

Alternatives

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Ferrybridge (20 miles)
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