A Euro Garages takeaway on an old and constrained part of the A1.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 24 January 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Great North Road
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Trivia and History
The service area here started out as a café in the 1960s called The Haven. This was placed at the busy Skellow Cross Roads, an important junction which had another garage on the opposite side of the road.
It was purchased by Happy Eater and, with a Texaco petrol station built next door, the site became known as the Doncaster services (occasionally called Skellow). The main building looked like a large house, with a large extension at the back. A Travelodge was later added.
In 1996 the restaurant was converted to become the Doncaster branch of Little Chef. The branch received investment including air conditioning and a blue colour scheme to try to attract evening diners. That concept was removed after a couple of years, and the building was instead painted white with red features. A Burger King franchise was also in place for a while.
The Little Chef featured a dedicated coffee shop, which became a Burger King and then Coffee Tempo!. In 2012, it was refurbished again and gained a Good to Go takeaway offer. In 2015, the Burger King reopened.
In around 2015 the Texaco changed to Esso, who call it the White Rose forecourt.
In January 2018, Euro Garages' rights to the Little Chef name expired, so it was quickly changed to EG Diner. The EG Diner closed in July 2018 and was replaced with Greggs in September 2018. Under Euro Garages, the building has been painted black, and the trees at the front have been cut down to reveal the space where a 1950s building was.
|Blyth (A1(M), 16 miles)||Services on the A1||Barnsdale Bar (3 miles)|
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