This is the original service area on the A14. For the new truckstop, see Rothwell Truckstop.
This service area is technically available in both directions, but only signposted eastbound as the westbound side involves a detour which is not suitable for HGVs.
Operators (Official Websites):
Trivia and History
The A14 here didn't open until the mid-1990s, however it was built over the alignment of a previous road. That road, the A6, had the Rothwell Lodge to the south, and a pair of cottages to the north called Rothwell Lodge Cottages. In the 1930s a transport depot and garage opened next to these, as well as three properties called Jonlyn.
That garage is now the petrol station which is there today, and Jonlyn was demolished to create the McDonald's. Rothwell Lodge is now a farm, but has lent its name to this junction.
The filling station was taken over by Euro Garages in 2015. It formerly included On The Run and Costa.
In 2019 a large truckstop was opened one mile to the west of here by Welcome Break. Technically it's a rival facility, although the existing Rothwell services only really caters for cars.
| Rothwell Truckstop (1 mile)|
Corley (M6, 34 miles)
Leicester Forest East (33 miles)
|Services on the A14||Kettering (4 miles)|
|none nearby||Euro Garages services||Kettering (4 miles)|