A large service area at the start or end of the Uttoxeter bypass, and one of Euro Garages' early examples of what modern filling stations are beginning to look like.
Catering: Burger King Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive Thru, Table Table (The Water Bridge) Hotel: Premier Inn Forecourt: BP, Spar, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, LPG (FloGas), AdBlue4You, Free Cash Machine
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £8 for up to 24 hours and HGVs, coaches and commercial vehicles must pay £14.99, or £19.99 to include a meal voucher.
Prices are paid in the shop.
The fees are strictly enforced by Parking Eye.
🌍 Operators (Official Websites):
Trivia and History
The service area here is situated off the main access road to the Uttoxeter Sewage Treatment Plant. The first plans for facilities along this access road came in 2000 from Whitbread for a hotel and restaurant. In 2001, a separate plan for a showroom, garden centre, pub-restaurant and hotel was approved with a Travel Inn hotel and a Brewers Fayre opening in 2002, known as 'The Racecourse' after the nearby Uttoxeter racecourse. In 2003, Uttoxeter Estates who owned the neighbouring land here proposed plans for two restaurant units to sit alongside the hotel and restaurant but these plans were refused. The hotel and restaurant later became Premier Inn and Table Table respectively in 2008.
The official signposted service area wasn't added until 2011 and opened with a BP filling station with Spar store and Greggs and Subway concessions, a Burger King Drive Thru restaurant and a Starbucks Drive Thru store. At this point, official signage was added to the A50 advertising the site.
Both the restaurant and hotel have received several extensions since opening, with the hotel gaining a detached second building housing 34 rooms in 2013. Premier Inn also currently hold planning permission to extend the second building to add a further 23 bedrooms to the hotel.
The service area may need to close if the Derby Road Roundabout upgrade scheme is carried forward however this has been delayed until 2025 at the earliest due to funding issues.
As you head eastbound, one mile before this site is the aptly-named McDonald's roundabout which hosts a number of facilities including another Euro Garages filling station and McDonald's Drive Thru on the eastbound side and the former Uttoxeter Little Chef and Travelodge hotel on the westbound side. None of these facilities are signposted officially and visitors of the filling station are directed by Euro Garages to use their larger site here by advertisement boards located around the site.
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