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Wetherby services

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Road:A1(M) J46
(also accessible to traffic on the B6164)

Address:Moto Services
Kirk Deighton
North Yorkshire
LS22 5GT
Telephone number:01937 545080
Signposted from the road?As Burger King/Costa/M&S
Grid reference:SE415502
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Wetherby/Moto's official website

A service area on the new section of the A1(M) motorway, bridging a large gap between services. It claims to be the greenest motorway service area in Britain.


Catering: Burger King, Chow, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Upper Crust, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Costa Drive Thru Shops: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Days Innbook Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue, LPG

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £28.50. HGVs can pay £30 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2476.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia & History

Wetherby new building.
Impressive architecture on the building.

Wetherby was controversially given planning permission in 2007 under the name 'Kirk Deighton'. It was built by North Midland Building Ltd. on the instruction of Moto, and it claimed to be the most environmentally-friendly service station around, with features including a large funnel to act as air conditioning and a giant 'wing' for a canopy.

There are 67 HGV spaces, 20 coach spaces, 395 car parking spaces and a 309-space overflow car park. The petrol station opened on 5 July 2008, with the rest of the services opening on 23 August.

In the design stage, Wetherby picked up the slogan "your environmentally friendly motorway service area". For some reason they didn't introduce this to the general public.

It has a 126-bedroom hotel (the first to be built at a Moto which wasn't a Travelodge), this was originally going to have three-storeys but that plan was rejected for being unsightly. The current hotel is operated by Starboard Hotelswebsite and was opened in Spring 2009.

In 2012 a KFC was planned to be added here, but it didn't happen and a Greggs was built outside instead.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In Spring 2017, Transport Focus calculated an 84% satisfaction score for the services.

In 2015, the services were rated as 4 stars by VisitEngland.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014 the services won a platinum loo award.

In May 2012 and August 2011, VisitEngland rated the services as 4 stars.


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