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Gledrid services


A5 and A483 between Oswestry and Ruabon

Signposted from the road.


SY11 3EN (northbound), SY11 3EP (southbound)

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Two sites located on either side of the road (turning possible)

Two petrol stations near the Welsh border.

The northern one is positioned at the Gledrid Roundabout making it accessible to both sides. It has a large lorry parking area known as Chirk Truckstop.


Catering: The Lazy Kettle (southern site)website Forecourt: northbound only: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers
and southbound only: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. Short stay HGV parking is available at The Lazy Kettle.

Overnight HGV parking is also available at The Lazy Kettle and is charged at £5.50 for each 6 hour period stayed up to 18 hours.

Prices are paid in the café, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Gledrid A5 Services
Weston Rhyn
SY11 3EN

Trivia and History

Northbound History

The northbound forecourt opened as the Moreton Bridge garage in the 1940s, and by the 1980s it had moved slightly to replace an ancient property.

The Weston Rhyn branch of Little Chef was added to the north of the filling station in 1990, at which point it became a formal service area. The forecourt was branded Shell from this point.

The restaurant closed in 2005 and went onto become Canalin Café, followed by Cinnamon Indian restaurant. It is now a hand car wash.

Southbound History

The newer roundabout site was first proposed in 1989 as a full service area. A filling station and truckstop were proposed in 1993, and the site was built in around 1997 by James Pickstock Limited. This wasn't regarded as an official service area by the highway authorities, and wasn't signposted from the road.

A drive thru restaurant was also proposed to join the filling station but this wasn't built. James Pickstock were granted planning permission for a KFC Drive Thru and OK Diner to be built on the unused land to the south of the filling station in 2007, but these were never built.

The forecourt opened under Total branding. It was soon sold to BP. In the early 2010s, it gained a SPAR store.

In summer 2016, the filling station was purchased by BP Express who redeveloped it. It reopened in late 2016 with a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Café. A Traffic Signs Agreement was signed with Highways England and formal road signs were placed on the A5 southbound.

The land to the south of the filling station to this day is still unused and is currently advertised to let.

Gledrid was expected to become a BP Pulse electric vehicle charging hub in 2021, but it's believed that this project has been postponed.


Mile End (5 miles)Services on the A5Bangor (58 miles)
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