A small petrol station and truckstop by the Dones Green crossroads. It was recently rebuilt by Applegreen and now uses their newest brand, 'fuelgood'.
COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: Lets Eat Café Hotel: Happy Guests Lodge Forecourt: Applegreen, Shop, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, AdBlue Containers, Free Cash Machine
Overnight parking is available next to Lets Eat Café for £18 per night.
Prices are paid in the café, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Trivia and History
The service station started out as a 1950s garage called Tall Trees, in the corner of the crossroads at Dones Green. A transport depot opened up behind it, which became a full truckstop with its own restaurant.
In around 1975 a house servicing that garage was extended to become the Lower Whitley branch of Little Chef. The building had a forecourt sales shop at one side, a restaurant at the other and accommodation upstairs.
The hotel was built in around 1988.
The Little Chef closed in 2005, and became an extended forecourt sales shop. The forecourt has been branded Texaco, BP and now Applegreen, who call it Whitley service station. The direct access between the forecourt and the hotel has since been closed off but the hotel and truckstop still insist they are part of the signposted service area.
During late 2018, the former filling station was demolished and rebuilt by owners Applegreen reopening in summer 2019 with Costa and Greggs concessions situated inside a much larger shop building.
In November 2018 Applegreen purchased a significant stake of Welcome Break. One of the trade-offs of the purchase was that Whitley would eventually be re-branded Welcome Break, and adjusted to reflect the rest of their estate.
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