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Spaldwick services


A14 westbound at J18

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

PE28 0TD

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Single site located at a junction (no turning allowed)

A newly-refurbished forecourt by the A14 westbound.


Catering: Costa, Greggs, Subway, Costa Express Shops: Applegreen Main Amenities: Children's Play Area Forecourt: Applegreen, AdBlue4You Containers

Contact Details

High Street
PE28 0TD

Trivia and History

Spaldwick in 2007, when it was an Esso.

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.

The forecourt was initially branded Esso. It then defected to Total, before returning to Esso.

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)