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Newark services

Location:

A17/A46 interchange
(also accessible to traffic on the A1 and B6166)

Signposted from the road? A17 and A46 southbound only

Postcode:

NG24 2NY

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Series of sites arranged around a junction.



This is the existing facilities at Winthorpe. For the proposed service area on the A1, see Fernwood.

Two competing services are gathered around the same roundabout, where the A1 meets the A46 and the A17.

Facilities

Winthorpe Facilities

The Winthorpe site is positioned on the A17, and is accessible in all directions.

Forecourt: Shell, Little Waitrose & Partners, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine Charging Points: Shell Recharge

Interchange Facilities

The site named Interchange is accessible only when travelling north-east on the A46.

Forecourt: Esso, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, West Cornwall Pasty Co, AdBlue4You, Jet Wash

Parking Prices

Short-stay customer parking is provided. No formal HGV parking is available, but HGV access is possible at both sites.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Winthorpe Service Station
Lincoln Road
Winthorpe
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG24 2NY

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and History

The services are really in two distinct halves, although traffic can use either. Official names are hard to come by, but the one on the main A46 is recorded as 'Interchange', while the one in the corner is recorded as 'Newark', but labelled 'Winthorpe' by us.

Main Service Area

The service area was built by Top Rank in 1991, as part of an experiment to try catching traffic with smaller facilities on A-roads. In 1992, Top Rank were bought by Pavilion, but the company were worried about their finances and looked to sell off the least-profitable sites. Pavilion had looked at building a hotel here.

With that, the services were sold to Trusthouse Forte, who decided to convert the building to a large Happy Eater. The next year Forte were taken over by Granada who converted the restaurant to a Little ChefHistory and Burger King. Those restaurants had closed by 2006 and the building was purchased by The Friendly Farmer who turned the building into a restaurant and farm shop.

In 2012 the filling station was sold by previous owners TCS to Shell. During early 2018, it underwent refurbishment and is now features a Little Waitrose store.

The Friendly Farmer permanently closed in early 2020. As part of the Overton Park development on the former airfield, Lindum Group are planning to build a Starbucks Drive Thru immediately behind the former Friendly Farmer building - but this will be a separate facility accessed from a separate junction on the A17.

Smaller Eastbound Site

Newark Little Chef.
The former AJ's restaurant as Indian restaurant Mint Leaf in 2019.

The Winthorpe service area was planned in 1988 by Strait Properties Ltd, as a petrol station and diner.

The diner opened as AJ's, rivalling the existing services. In 1998 it was converted by Granada to a Little Chef, which then closed in 2005.

The filling station was formerly branded as Jet, and before that Murco.

In April 2020, current owners MFG submitted plans to extend the shop to introduce a new 'hot food offer' as well and redesigning the HGV fuelling area. It is likely these plans will now be put on hold until the outcome of the A46 Newark bypass improvements are decided.

In late 2020, Mint Leaf permanently closed in anticipation of the possibility of demolition to make way for the new A46 bypass slip roads (see below).

The Future of the Two Services

In 2020, Highways England proposed two plans to improve the Newark Bypass, which are currently in the consultation phase. As part of both plans, both of the service areas here would no longer be immediately accessible to the A46.

Under Option 1, the current section of the A46 from the Winthorpe junction towards Newark and Friendly Farmer roundabout would be directed away from the current alignment and join the new bypass with two new slip roads being built connecting the new bypass with Friendly Farmer roundabout. As part of these plans the Interchange site would be demolished to make way for the new slip roads.

Under option 2, both service areas would be able to remain with the current alignment of the A46 being used as the connecting road between the Winthorpe junction and the Friendly Farmer roundabout and the new bypass would run to the west of the Interchange site with the two being connected at the Winthorpe junction.

The consultation ran from 9 December 2020 until 2 February 2021 with a decision expected in late 2021.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
start of roadServices on the A17Sleaford (17 miles)
Thrussington (A46 northbound, 28 miles)
Leicester (33 miles)
Services on the A46Thorpe on the Hill (9 miles)

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