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Barnsdale Bar services

Location:

A1 between Doncaster and Pontefract

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

WF8 3JF

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.



Barnsdale Bar southbound was once one of Forte's star attractions, but it has now descended to a typical pair of petrol stations.

Facilities

Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Great North Road
Wentbridge
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 3JF


Trivia and Design

Fortes Autogrill Barnsdale Bar.
The southbound amenity building in the 1960s.

See also: History:Barnsdale Bar

The service area is divided between two districts: Selby and Wakefield. The boundary line runs up the middle of the A1.

In January 2019, 23.5 Degrees submitted plans to build a Starbucks Drive Thru in the former southbound hotel car park. This was postponed after Highways England requested more information. The plans were later withdrawn in late 2019.

In March 2020, a second planning application was submitted. This time the plans included the Starbucks Drive Thru and associated parking in the same position as before however it is also planned that the current derelict restaurant building will be demolished to make way for a McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant and associated parking as well as two units (planned to be occupied by Greggs and Subway) within the hotel car park. The Starbucks car park is also planned to include 6 electric vehicle charging points which will be situated in front of the existing hotel building which is expected to remain. Once again, Highways England have postponed this application until further information is provided in regards to how increased traffic to the site will be managed to reduce the impact the site has on the main A1 carriageway.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Carcroft (northbound, 3 miles)
Blyth (19 miles)
Services on the A1Darrington (southbound, 3 miles)
Ferrybridge (5 miles)
Woodall (M1 south, 25 miles)