Willowtree and Cawledge services
There are two services at the Alnwick exit on the A1 which until recently were operated by two separate companies.
There is one facility on either side of the A1, and both are accessible via the underpass.
The Willowtree site is closer to the A1 northbound.
The larger Cawledge site is closer to the A1 southbound.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 13 February 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Hotel: Temporarily closed Forecourt: BP, Spar, Costa Express, West Cornwall Pasty Co, AdBlue4You, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
Both sites provided short-stay car parking. Limited HGV parking is provided at Cawledge.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Co-Operative Retail Services Ltd
Willowtree Service Station
Willowtree Industrial Estate
- 🗺 Grid reference: NU196119
🌍 Operators (Official Websites):
Trivia and History
The Willowtree garage is named after the Willowtree Cottages, which it was built next to on a piece of land primed for development when the Alnwick Bypass was built. The petrol station used to be branded BP, then Shell, then Total, then went unbranded for a while (retaining the Total colour scheme for some time after) and most recently became a Co-op Petrol site. In 2020, Rontec purchased the Willowtree forecourt from the Co-operative Group which became Rontec’s second site at the same junction.
The forecourt was originally owned by Aln Motor Co Ltd, and then Ord's Of Amble. In the 1970s there was a plan to build a hotel here.
A second site was developed on a larger plot of land to the south of the junction. The southern forecourt used to be branded Shop 'n Drive.
Many sources refer to this site as "Alnwick motorway service area", despite the A1 not being a motorway.
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