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Woodall services

Welcome Break
Road:M1 between J30 and J31
Address:Woodall Services
Woodall Motorway Services Area
South Yorkshire
S26 7XR
Telephone number:0114 248 6434
Signposted from the road?As Starbucks, McDonalds, KFC
Previous operators:Trusthouse Forte
Grid reference:SK479800
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.
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Complete with a wide variety of fast food (with different facilities on each side), Woodall is an old service station on the outskirts of Sheffield that has been brightened up several times by Welcome Break.



Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Showers, Welcome Break Gaming
Restaurants: KFC, McDonald's, Starbucks, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks Drive Thru
Shops: WHSmith
Motel: none
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Costa Express, Krispy Kreme


Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Meeting Room, Showers, Welcome Break Gaming
Restaurants: Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, Harry Ramsden's, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: Fone Bitz, WHSmith, Waitrose
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2Go, Costa Express

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £11.

Prices can be paid in the shop and restaurant, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.


Refurbishment to the northbound services removed some of the partitions.

The larger southbound side is set around its food court, whereas northbound has the seating area set in the side of the building.

In the past this website used to describe the bridge between the two buildings, which is something quite temporary made permanent, as "nasty". We've now been told by a panel of experts that this is wrong, and that the correct description is "apocalyptic". The bridge, which is draughty and leaks, and for a long time did not connect to the building, has been reconnected to WHSmith.

A Subway outlet opened here on the southbound side on 13 December 2013 with a Harry Ramsden's opening on the southbound side too on 18 December 2013.

Three possible sites were examined before the services were built: Killamash, Wales and Woodall. The main concern was the proximity to Sprotbrough. Forte wanted to build a hotel here from the outset, but were asked to back down.

Survey Results

In May 2012, Visit England rated the northbound services as 2 stars and southbound as 3 stars. In August 2011, both sides received 3 stars.

In 2008 the services won a five star loo award.

In 2007, Woodall won a five star loo award. The petrol forecourt won four stars.

In 2006, the southbound petrol station won a five star loo award and the main building won four stars. The northbound site wasn't rated. In 2005 the southbound main building won a five star loo award.

Also in 2006, Holiday Which? rated the services at 3/5.


Tibshelf (15 miles)
Alfreton (A38 south, 19 miles)
Services on the M1 Woolley Edge (27 miles)
Doncaster (North) (M18, 26 miles)
Barnsdale Bar (A1 north, 25 miles)
Leicester Forest East (53 miles)
Derby South (A50, 39 miles)
Welcome Break services none on M1
Hartshead Moor (M62 west, 46 miles)

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