Arguably the UK's most popular and most famous service station, Tebay is a family-owned site which sits in the Lake District on the M6, consisting of two services offering great views. It has many nice and unique facilities such as a duck pond, a farm shop and a caravan park, and its quality and cleanliness are often praised.
Lorry drivers may prefer the J38 Truckstop, which is also ran by Westmorland and located a few miles to the south at junction 38.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 6 November 2020, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: Café, Quick Kitchen Shops: Farm Shop Main Amenities: Dog Walking Area, Free Cash Machines, Showers Hotel: closed Charging Points: Ecotricity, Tesla Supercharger Forecourt: Esso, Shop, Coffee Bar, Food to Go, AdBlue Containers, Premier LPG
First 3 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and caravans, motorhomes and HGVs £18 with a £3 food voucher.
The fees are enforced by Westmorland Limited.
Westmorland Motorway Services Ltd
- 📞 Telephone number: 01539 624511
- 🗺 Grid reference: NY605062
Trivia and History
Full details: 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 also used. This is mainly to serve the hotel and caravan park, which are technically built off-site.
Tebay Caravan Park, an unusual attachment to a service station, closed for the 2019 season, but is now expected to open later in 2020.
The site will be the subject of a four-part documentary series on Channel 4, to be broadcast in early 2021.
| Burton-in-Kendal (M6 northbound, 21 miles)|
Killington Lake (M6 southbound, 11 miles)
Scotch Corner (A66, 44 miles)
|Services on the M6||Southwaite (26 miles)|
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