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
Service stations were first proposed here in 1989, with proposals from The Petergrove Consortium & S.P.Morley, Norfolk House Group and Tim Martindale. A plan from BP Express was put forward in 1992, followed by a joint application by BP and McDonald's in 1997. Although other facilities have since joined it, the BP forecourt remains the main facility.
It is built on the site of the historic Brampton Hotel, at the junction of Thrapston Road and the Great North Road. That building was placed on the patch of grass to the east of the small roundabout inside the service area. Some of the old A1 can be accessed at the back of the site.
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. A sign placed by the roundabout claims that this is the 'Brampton Hut services'.
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proposed including OK Diner and Costa as part of a number of plans put forward since 2011, but those have since been withdrawn.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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