|Road:||M1 between J30 and J31|
Woodall Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||01142 486434|
|Signposted from the road?||As Starbucks/McDonalds (northbound)|
|Previous operators:||Trusthouse Forte|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, connected by a pedestrian footbridge.|
|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.
General: BT WiFi, Meeting Room (southbound only), Showers, Traffic Information, Welcome Break Gaming
Restaurants: Burger King (southbound only), KFC, McDonald's (northbound only) Starbucks
Shops: Fone Bitz (southbound only), WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme), Waitrose (southbound only)
Fuel: Shell (with: Krispy Kreme Costa Express Autogas LPG Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point)
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms] (southbound only)
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10. HGV/Caravans range from £16 - £21 for parking only and from £18.50 - £24 for parking & a meal voucher.
Prices can be paid in the shop and restaurant, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
The southbound side was refurbished quite extensively, but the northbound side wasn't and it's a lot smaller.
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, no longer plugs into the southbound building and instead you need to follow a path around the back.
Woodall was featured in Ross Noble's 2013 television series 'Ross Noble: Freewheeling' where he started episode 1 at the services trying to decide where he is going to go from tweets from members of the public.
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.
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)