Two petrol stations near the Welsh border.
The northern one is positioned at the Gledrid Roundabout making it accessible to both sides. It has a large lorry parking area known as Chirk Truckstop.
COVID-19 update: Most service areas are fully open. We are regularly reviewing our information.
Catering: The Lazy Kettle (southern site) Forecourt: northbound only: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers
and southbound only: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. Short stay HGV parking is available at The Lazy Kettle.
Overnight HGV parking is also available at The Lazy Kettle and is charged at £5.50 for each 6 hour period stayed up to 18 hours.
Prices are paid in the café, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Gledrid A5 Services
- 🗺 Grid reference: SJ300361
🌍 Operators (Official Websites):
Trivia and History
The northbound forecourt opened as the Moreton Bridge garage in the 1940s, and by the 1980s it had moved slightly to replace an ancient property.
In 1990, the Weston Rhyn branch of Little Chef was added to the north of the filling station. This later closed in 2005 and went onto become Canalin Café then Cinnamon Indian restaurant and is now home to a hand car wash.
The newer roundabout site was first proposed in 1989 as a 'roadside service area development'. In 1993, a filling station and truck stop was also proposed and later renewed in 1995 with the site being built in around 1997 by James Pickstock Limited. A drive-thru restaurant was also proposed to join the filling station but this wasn't built.
In summer 2016, the filling station was purchased by BP Express who redeveloped the site reopening the site in late 2016 with a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Cafe. Until this point, the site had received no official signage however upon completion of the redevelopment, the site gained signage for southbound traffic.
The land to the south of the filling station to this day is still unused and is currently advertised to let.
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