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Newark services


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

Signposted from the road? A17 and A46 southbound only

Post Code:

NG24 2NY

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Series of sites arranged around a junction.

Two competing services forming one site. There are roundabouts both directions from the sites so either can be accessed when heading to or from the A1.



Catering: The Friendly Farmer Restaurantwebsite Shops: Friendly Farmer Farm Shop Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Little Waitrose & Partners, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Newark Road

Catering: Mint Leafwebsite Forecourt: Esso, Londis, Costa Express, AdBlue4You

Contact Details

Winthorpe Service Station
Lincoln Road
NG24 2NY

Trivia and History

The services are really in two distinct halves, although traffic can use either. They don't appear to have official names but 'Newark Road' is the one on the A46 and 'Winthorpe' is the one in the corner.


The services were built by Top Rank in the late 1980s, 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.

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 a restaurant.

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.


Newark Little Chef.
The former AJ's restaurant now plays home to an Indian restaurant.

The restaurant here was opened by 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.


start of road Services on the A17 Sleaford (17 miles)
Thrussington (A46 northbound, 28 miles)
Leicester (33 miles)
Services on the A46 Thorpe on the Hill (9 miles)

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