A business park at the Moor Farm Roundabout on the A19.
Trivia and History
A service area was proposed here in 1989, as phase 1 of plans to develop a business park along the street called Broad Law. At the time the A19 was the main A1 towards Edinburgh.
The first plan showed a Travelodge at the western end of the site, a Little Chef in the middle and a Texaco petrol station in the eastern corner, with Texaco's Star Market convenience store. Space was left for a car showroom to the south.
This layout was approved but never built, probably because Little Chef were about to inherit Seaton Burn, just two miles away.
In 1997 The Camerons Brewery Company proposed a pub-restaurant called Poachers Pocket here. It wasn't built, and the following year Whitbread proposed a Brewers Fayre and Travel Inn. The Brewers Fayre, named Moor Farm, was a large branch with Charlie Chalk-branded play area. It may have defected to Brewers Fayre's sister name, Brewsters.
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