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Old Inns services

Old Inns
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsOld Inns services
Road:M80 at J6
(also accessible to traffic on the A8011 and the B816)
(Google Maps link)
North Lanarkshire
G68 0BJ
Signposted from the road?Yes
Grid reference:NS771767 (SABRE Maps)
Services type:Single site located at a junction.

Little Chef Wiki

Old Inns is little more than a petrol station and a restaurant, which had a stroke of luck: first it was signed from the old A80 as a service area, and when that became a motorway, it received signs from the new motorway too.


Catering: Old Inns Cafewebsite Shops: none Main Amenities: none Motel: none Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Costa Express, Deli2go

Trivia & History

The services opened as a Little Chef alongside a petrol station, which had direct access from the A80 northbound, and access via a flyover for southbound traffic.

The Little Chef gained a Burger King, but despite high levels of trade, it closed in 2007, claiming it was unprofitable. The former Little Chef building then reopened as a Chinese buffet restaurant called 'Silk Cottage' however this closed in 2017.

When the A80 was replaced by the M80, the services gained new signs on the new road, making it one of the smallest services to be signed from a UK motorway.


Bothwell (M74 southbound, 14 miles)
Hamilton (M74 northbound, 15 miles)
Services on the M80 Stirling (9 miles)