A newly-refurbished forecourt by the A14 westbound.
Trivia and History
Planning for a service station here began in 1981. It was placed in a position where it could serve both Spaldwick village, which was on the A604, and the new A14 bypass which would open in the 1990s. Unfortunately no signage was provided from the new road.
In 2012 the forecourt was purchased by Applegreen. This would be a good investment as the A14 was about to be diverted away from its previous service area at Brampton Hut. While Applegreen were planning a refurbishment, it maintained Esso's colour scheme, using Applegreen's 'low-rent' brand name, 'Low Fuel Prices Always'. The building suffered from an arson attack in 2015, which prompted a large refurbishment scheme. Applegreen arranged for new signs to be placed on the A14 in 2018.
In November 2018 Applegreen purchased a significant stake of Welcome Break. One of the trade-offs of the purchase was that Spaldwick would eventually be re-branded Welcome Break, and adjusted to reflect the rest of their estate.
|Thrapston (9 miles)||Services on the A14||Brampton Hut (4 miles)|