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Prizet services

Location:

A591 between Kendal and Sizergh
(also accessible to traffic on the A6)

Signposted from the road? Southbound only

Postcode:

LA8 8AA

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.



A pair of forecourts in the Lake District.

Facilities

Hotel: Travelodgebook (northbound only) Forecourt: Shell, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue Containers, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine (southbound only)

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Prizet Filling Station
Helsington
Kendal
Cumbria
LA8 8AA

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and History

Travelodge Kendal.
The buildings are all cladded in mock-local stone.

There was a building called Prizet View to the west of the A6 (now A591), built after the road was straightened out in the 1930s. This gained a petrol station in the 1960s.

In the 1970s the road was upgraded to a dual carriageway and a new southbound petrol station opened. The two have operated as a pair since - originally BPs but they became Shell in February 2015.

The old alignment of the A6 still forms part of the northbound petrol station.

In 1998 a Little Chef opened next to the southbound petrol station, and a northbound motel was added in 2005. The Little Chef closed in the same year and became The Energy Centre, now a flooring company.

In March 2020, AUK Ltd. submitted plans to build a Costa Drive Thru with 8 electric vehicle charging bays on the northbound side. These plans were refused in August 2020 on the basis that the development was not needed in such a rural location. The plans were then re-submitted in August 2020. A decision is set to be made in February 2021. If the plans are approved, it is likely that the brand will change to Starbucks following the acquisition of the site by MFG and this being their favoured partner brand.

In December 2020, the filling stations were acquired by MFG following the purchase of six sites (including these two) from AUK Investments Limited. As part of this, MFG rebranded the shops from Mace to Londis.

Alternatives

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Greystones (A590, 7 miles)
Burton-in-Kendal (M6 northbound, 9 miles)
Lancaster (M6 south, 25 miles)
Services on the A591 Ings (8 miles)