|Road:||A1 between Stevenage and Biggleswade|
(Google Maps link)
|Address:||Great North Road|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Two sites staggered between junctions, with no public connection between them.|
Little Chef Wiki
Now simply a pair of BP garages by the A1, although the motel recently reopened as a new budget brand.
BP Express operate the southbound filling station.
Trivia and History
Northway used to be the typical 'Little Chef and a petrol station' pairing, but its history is a little bit more complicated than that.
In 1996, that Happy Eater became the Baldock Little Chef. Its heritage as a pub made it one of the more distinctive buildings, although not the most distinctive on the A1.
In 2010 the Little Chef closed and in 2013 the hotel closed. In 2014, it reopened as the Baldock branch of Redwings Lodge.
The northbound restaurant opened in 1980 as a more typical, flat-roofed diner, named Astwick. Surrounded by several Little Chefs within a few miles, it was one of many candidates to be sold in 2004. No bidder was found and it was closed, locked and furnished.
In 2010 the neighbouring forecourt was extended, which required the restaurant to be closed.