One of the oldest services, Welcome Break have refurbished Keele many times. The fast food is located on the bridge.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 8 June 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks Drive Thru Shops: Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Main Amenities: on both sides: Game Zone, Showers
and southbound only: Changing Places Hotel: none Charging Points: Ecotricity, Tesla Supercharger Forecourt: on both sides: Welcome Break Fuel, Texaco Pumps, The Deli, Chicago Town Pizza, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go
plus northbound only: Air1 AdBlue
and southbound only: f'real Milkshakes, Top!Blue AdBlue
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £28 for up to 24 hours (or £30 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.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Trusthouse Forte Welcome Break
Keele Motorway Services Area
Three Mile Lane
- 📞 Telephone number: 01782 626221
- 🗺 Grid reference: SJ806440
Trivia and Design
See also: History:Keele
On the southbound approach to the service area, there is a sign in the central reservation of the M6 advising of the facilities. This probably dates back to the late 1970s, and it's now in a very poor state. A sign in this position was never required by the standards, so it's not clear why it was provided, but the inevitable consequence is that neither Highways England and Welcome Break have been in any rush to maintain it.
At night, lorries are unofficially allowed to park at the back of the car park as there is a severe shortage of space. In April 2019, Welcome Break were granted permission to build an additional secure HGV parking area for 100 lorries in the south-eastern corner of the northbound service area to resolve this issue. It will be similar to the development at Corley North which opened in 2020.
|Stafford (North) (M6 northbound, 10 miles)|
Stafford (South) (M6 southbound, 11 miles)
Derby and Burton (A50, 33 miles)
|Services on the M6||Sandbach (15 miles)|
Barthomley (6 miles)
Derby and Burton (A50, 45 miles)
|Corley (60 miles)|
Hopwood Park (M42, 56 miles)
Telford (M54, 43 miles)
Derby South (A50, 42 miles)
|Welcome Break services||Charnock Richard (53 miles)|
Burtonwood (M62 west, 40 miles)
Derby South (A50, 53 miles)
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