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Lymm services


M6 at J20
M56 at J9
(also accessible to traffic on the A50, B5158 and the B5356)

Signposted from the road? As Greggs/Costa/M&S

Post Code:

WA13 0SP

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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More of a courtyard than a service area, and technically only a truckstop but it caters for cars too. It's located at the M6/M56 interchange and used to have an independent appeal; it's now considered to be in-line with other Moto services.


Catering: Bar & Grill, Costa, Greggs, McDonald's Drive Thru, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Barber Shop, M&S Simply Food, Trucking Shopwebsite, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Lucky Coin, Lymm Truck Washwebsite, NomadPower, Showers Motel: Ibis Budgetbook Forecourt: BP (with: BP Autogas LPG), Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices[edit]

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £16 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £19.50. Trailer changeovers have a charge of £3 for 24 hours.

Prices are paid using pay points in the main building.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details[edit]

Lymm Services
Cliff Lane
WA13 0SP

  • Telephone number: 01925 757777
  • Grid reference: SJ665847

Trivia and Design[edit]

Lymm services.
The central courtyard.

Moto try to divert all of the lorry drivers at their nearby Knutsford services here, as that only has 27 spaces for lorries whereas Lymm has 600.

The Greggs outlet was the first to open at any UK service station.

There are a series of breakdown units located within the services.


Lymm was proposed in 1987 and built next to an original, much smaller one which has been there since the 1950s.

The truckstop was run by Poplar 2000, but it got mixed up with Granada and Compass's merger, which caused it to be a remaining hospitality venture that would therefore be owned by Moto. Moto are slowly replacing the Poplar 2000 branding and replacing its unique facilities with their own, such as WHSmith and Costa.

By the start of 2015 the Poplar name, which had survived only on the road signs, had completely disappeared despite past suggestions it could have been applied to Barton Park.

As part of plans to grow the services in 2015, an M&S Simply Food opened here on 19 March 2015. Lucky Coin and Fifth Wheel Bar & Grill also officially opened here on 30 March but actually opened on 25 March. A temporary unbranded restaurant and bar were in operation whilst the new facilities were built.

The Travelodge motel here closed in late 2013 and was sold on to Ibis Budget who reopened the hotel in May 2014.


Knutsford (6 miles) Services on the M6 Charnock Richard (22 miles)
Burtonwood (M62 west, 10 miles)
Birch (M62 east, 23 miles)
Birch (M62 east, 35 miles) Services on the M56 Chester (14 miles)
Knutsford (6 miles) Moto services Birch (M62 east, 23 miles)

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