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Willowtree and Cawledge services


A1 at Alnwick, Northumberland

Signposted from the road.


NE66 2HA

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Series of sites arranged around a junction.

There are two services at the Alnwick exit on the A1 which until recently were operated by two separate companies.


Willowtree site

Forecourt: Esso, Morrisons Daily, Food to Go, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers, LPG (FloGas) Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Cawledge site

COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 7 November 2020, with changes caused by COVID-19.

Catering: The Hog's Head Innwebsite, McDonald's Drive Thru Hotel: The Hog's Head Innwebsite Forecourt: BP, Spar, Costa Express, West Cornwall Pasty Co, AdBlue4You, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Co-Operative Retail Services Ltd
Willowtree Service Station
Willowtree Industrial Estate
NE66 2HA

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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