Brampton Hut services
Large services where the A1 and the A14 cross, recently expanded.
Catering: Brewers Fayre (Brampton Hut), Burger King Drive Thru, Greggs, McDonald's Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive Thru, Subway Main Amenities: Meeting Room, Tourist Information Motel: Premier Inn Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which charges apply.
Parking is controlled by CP Plus on behalf of BP, with areas available for coaches and HGVs.
Great North Road
- Grid reference: TL193718
Trivia and History
BP Express operate the filing station here and the Starbucks Drive Thru is operated by 23.5 Degrees. BP's signs describe the forecourt as the main part of the service station, but a new sign at the entrance (which is the first to advertise the name 'Brampton Hut services') refers to the new part.
This is built on the site of the historic Brampton Hotel, at the junction of Thrapston Road and the Great North Road.
Although the service area has been benefiting from an increase in traffic, it may soon suffer as the A14 is no longer going to be passing its doorstep. It will still be accessible, but via the new Brampton and Ellington junctions. The plan was to make the new A14 a motorway, which meant that the different landowners would have needed to agree to provide the facilities expected of a motorway service area if they wanted any signs at all. That plan appears to have been dropped at the last minute which means Brampton Hut can continue as it has done, as a regular trunk road service area.
The site was built with space for a number of new developments.
Additional land by the entrance to the existing was developed by Brampton Valley Ltd. during late 2016 and early 2017. In August 2017, a Greggs, Starbucks Drive Thru and Subway all opened as part of this redevelopment. A Burger King Drive Thru later opened in 2018. A Costa is also planned to open here.
Five retail units had been proposed including OK Diner and Costa as part of a number of plans put forward since 2011, but those have since been withdrawn.
| Wyboston (A1 southbound, 13 miles)|
Astwick (A1 northbound, 23 miles)
Bedford (A421, 21 miles)
|Services on the A1||Peterborough (15 miles)|
| Spaldwick (westbound, 4 miles)|
Thrapston (13 miles)
|Services on the A14||Fenstanton (A14 eastbound, 15 miles)|
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