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Appleby Magna services


M42 and A42 at J11
(also accessible to traffic on the A444)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

DE12 7AP

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

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The services consist of a filling station and McDonald's at the end of the M42, primarily serving the A444.


Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Contact Details

Atherstone Road
Appleby Magna
DE12 7AP

Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

The service area was built on a farm called Appleby Field, positioned on what used to be the A453.

Since it opened, there has been a debate between the landowners and various civil servants about whether the services could, or should, be signposted from the motorway. The argument has surfaced repeatedly since the 1990s. In December 2017 non-standard signs were added to the M42, but these may be changed.

If official signs are provided, Appleby Magna would become an MSA, even though it doesn't provide the required facilities. However, improved signage would benefit the landowner, and is also an opportunity to reduce the number of fatigue-related accidents on the A42.

The filling station here was previously branded Total, and before that, Fina.


Tamworth (8 miles) Services on the M42 & A42 Donington (15 miles)
Nuneaton (15 miles) Services on the A444 none