Another in a series of small petrol stations on this old section of the A1.
At Cromwell, HGVs are advised to use the Cromwell village exit, to enter the site from the old road. The direct entrance from the A1 is suitable for cars only.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Trivia and History
A Little Chef and Esso forecourt opened here in the late 1960s as a brother to North Muskham. It closed in 2008 and became Cafe Amore, which itself closed in 2015 and is now an empty building up for sale.
The filling station was sold by The Carsley Group to Applegreen, who use the heavily potholed restaurant car park as their own.
In November 2018 Applegreen purchased a significant stake of Welcome Break. One of the trade-offs of the purchase was that Cromwell would eventually be re-branded Welcome Break, and adjusted to reflect the rest of their estate. In 2020, four English Applegreen sites were promoted by Welcome Break, but this wasn't one of them.
A Greggs store opened in the filling station in December 2020.
The service station is named after the adjacent village of Cromwell, but some documents call it 'Oliver Cromwell service station'! Whoever it's named after, it's not connected to the famous Cromwell Cafe, which was positioned about a mile further north.
|North Muskham (southbound, 1 mile)|
Foston (northbound, 3 miles)
|Services on the A1||Markham Moor (10 miles)|
|North Muskham (southbound, 1 miles)|
Kate's Cabin (northbound, 50 miles)
|Applegreen services||Darrington (southbound, 43 miles)|