Arguably the UK's most famous service station, Tebay is a family-owned site which is nestled in the scenic part of the M6, with two buildings offering great views over a special part of the country. Its duck pond, farm shop and caravan park make it an unusual destination on the motorway network, and one that has won a lot of die-hard fans.
Lorry drivers may prefer the J38 Truckstop, which is also ran by Westmorland and located a mile to the south at junction 38.
COVID-19 update: Most service areas are fully open. We are regularly reviewing our information.
Catering: Barbecue Shed (weather dependant), Café, Quick Kitchen Shops: Farm Shop, Butchers Counter, Cheese Counter Main Amenities: Caravan Park, Children's Soft Play Area, Dog Walking Area, Free Cash Machines, Meeting Room, Showers Hotel: Tebay Services Hotel Charging Points: Ecotricity, Tesla Supercharger Forecourt: Esso, Shop, Coffee Bar, Food to Go, AdBlue Containers
First 3 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and caravans, motorhomes and HGVs £18 with a £3 food voucher.
Prices can be paid for in the Quick Kitchen, with instructions in each car park.
The fees are enforced by Westmorland Limited.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Westmorland Motorway Services Ltd
- 📞 Telephone number: 01539 624511
- 🗺 Grid reference: NY605062
Trivia and History
See also: History:Tebay
In 2010 the service area raised £3,500 for the Cumbria flood appeal.
Inside, the lack of advertising or loud colours gives it more in common with some National Trust properties than any other service station. The motorway network's first farm shops were opened here in 2003 by Prince Charles.
Tebay is one of the few sites where signage encourages vehicles to use the Rear Access, although 'no entry' signs are still used. The road is mainly there to serve the hotel and caravan park, which are technically built off-site.
The site will be the subject of a four-part documentary series on Channel 4, to be broadcast in early 2021.
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