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Appleby Magna services

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Road:M42/A42 at J11
(also accessible to traffic on the A444)
(Google Maps link)
Address:Appleby Magna Service Area
Atherstone Road
Appleby Magna
DE12 7AP
Signposted from the road?A-roads only
Grid reference:SK306100
Services type:Single site located at a junction.


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 Shops: none Main Amenities: none Motel: none Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Trivia & History

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 and as of 2017, it looks like signage will eventually be provided.

If signs are provided, it 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. Shell now operate the filling station.

There is a Best Western opposite, but not part of, the services.


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