|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M1 between J30 and J31|
Woodall Motorway Services Area
(map and directions)
|Telephone number:||0114 248 6434|
|Signposted from the road?||As Starbucks, McDonalds, KFC|
|Previous operators:||Trusthouse Forte|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.|
|Visit Woodall/Welcome Break's official website|
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, Starbucks Drive Thru, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select Foodstore, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Meeting Room, Showers, Welcome Break Gaming
Restaurants: Burger King, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: Fone Bitz, Waitrose, WHSmith
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Costa Express, Deli2go
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.
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.
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.
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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