A service area on the new section of the A1(M) motorway, bridging a large gap between services. It claims to be the greenest motorway service area in Britain.
Catering: Burger King, Chow, Costa, Greggs, KFC, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Costa Drive Thru Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Showers Motel: Days Inn Forecourt: BP (with: BP Autogas LPG), M&S Food to Go, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £29.50. HGVs can pay £31.50 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2476.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Trivia and History
Impressive architecture on the building.
Wetherby was controversially given planning permission in 2007 under the name 'Kirk Deighton'. It was built by North Midland Building Ltd. on the instruction of Moto, and it claimed to be the most environmentally-friendly service station around, with features including a large funnel to act as air conditioning and a giant 'wing' for a canopy. Wetherby has quickly become one of Moto's busiest and most profitable services, benefiting from the lack of facilities on the new A1(M).
There are 67 HGV spaces, 20 coach spaces, 395 car parking spaces and a 309-space overflow car park. The petrol station opened on 5 July 2008, with the rest of the services opening on 23 August.
In the design stage, Wetherby picked up the slogan "your environmentally friendly motorway service area". For some reason they didn't introduce this to the general public.
It has a 126-bedroom hotel (the first to be built at a Moto which wasn't a Travelodge), this was originally going to have three-storeys but that plan was rejected for being unsightly. The current hotel is operated by Starboard Hotels and was opened in Spring 2009, with a largely glass frontage rarely seen at a motorway hotel.
In 2012 a KFC was planned to be added here, but it was postponed and opened in July 2019. In the intervening time a Greggs was built outside, and another was added to the filling station in February 2019.
| Ferrybridge (20 miles)|
Leeds Skelton Lake (M1 south, 17 miles)
Bilbrough Top (A64 east, 15 miles)
|Services on the A1(M)||
Scotch Corner (38 miles)|
Leeming Bar (27 miles)
|Ferrybridge (20 miles)||Moto services||Leeming Bar (27 miles)|
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