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Charnock Richard services


M6 between J27 and J28

Signposted from the road.

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Single site built upon the motorway.

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Don't be fooled by the great big block sitting above the M6; inside it is a standard service area but with fast food on the bridge.


Catering: Burger King, KFC, Harry Ramsden's, Starbucks, Subway, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire Tea Shops: Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Showers, Game Zone
northbound only: Tesla Supercharger, Meeting Room, Changing Places
Motel: Ramadabook (northbound only) Forecourt: Shell, Texaco, Select, The Deli, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Rollover, Yorkshire Tea, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPG

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £26 (or £28 to include a £10 meal voucher).

Prices can be paid in the shop, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

Contact Details

Motorway Break
Charnock Richard Motorway Services Area
Park Hall Road
Charnock Richard

Trivia and Design

Old motorway restaurant.
The 1960s Grill & Griddle restaurant on the bridge.

Full details: History:Charnock Richard

The Starbucks and Subway here are provided in lower-level extensions, beneath the bridge staircase.

Camelot Theme Park, which has been closed since 2012, is situated next to the services and its rides are visible from it, although it is not easily accessed from here.

Charnock Richard is a classic example of an American-inspired bridge-restaurant service area; one of the oldest in the country. It was picked out of several options.


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