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Alfreton services


A38 at Watchorn Roundabout, Derby
(also accessible to traffic on the A61 and the B6179)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

DE55 1HJ

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

Although the facilities offered are a standard affair familiar to regular drivers, the building here looks deceptively grand.


Catering: Burger King, Greggs, Starbucks on the Go, Krispy Kreme Shops: Sainsbury's On the go Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Under refurbishment

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles. Further details aren't available, please update this if you know.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details

Granada Motorway Services
A38 Island
DE55 1HJ

Trivia and History

Alfreton Services interior.jpg
The tall restaurant area in 2012.

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Opened by Granada 1989
Sold to Little Chef 1994
Taken over by Granada 1995
Taken over by Euro Garages 2017

Planned in 1987 as Swanwick services, Alfreton was part of Granada's plans to expand Granada Hotel. This one was styled to be particularly grand, with its large building and garden fronting the road, as well as the covered walkway at the entrance. There is a small, unused terrace at the front of the building and the toilets are in a small, separate area.

After Granada decided to leave hotels, this place was sold to Trusthouse Forte and they turned it into a Little ChefHistory/Burger King/Travelodge combination in November 1994. This fell back under the responsibility of Granada when they took over Trusthouse Forte in 1995, and was subsequently sold on again. Granada signage was covered up by 'Little Chef'.

Much of the original car park is now used by the neighbouring business park. There is a community fire station here too.

Euro Garages took over the restaurants in 2017, and were forced to change the Little Chef to a holding name, EG Diner.

The EG Diner closed on 15 August 2018 with the Burger King closing the following day, to allow the dining area to be refurbished. It later reopened in October 2018 with a Burger King and Greggs replacing the EG Diner. Sainsbury’s On the go opened in May 2019.

Forecourt development

The filling station formerly included a Costcutter store.

During June 2018, MFG submitted a planning application to redevelop the existing filling station shop. These plans include removing the car wash and plant room to make way for a new shop and parking area. The current building will become a Subway sandwich shop. The plans were approved in August 2018 and work commenced in Spring 2019. The site is expected to reopen during Summer 2019 and will also feature an electric car charging point.


Tibshelf (M1 north, 6 miles) Services on the A38 Derby and Burton (21 miles)