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5 of the Best Service Stations in the UK

Although we all love reaching our destination in no time, planning regular stops on long journeys is always a must. Whether you’re stopping for fuel, stretching your legs or grabbing a coffee, there are thousands of service stops scattered around the UK.

As we know how important it is for drivers to take regular breaks, we have a 20% discount on all Welcome Break service stations for Club members. You can join the club here for more offers or keep reading to discover our 5 best service stations in the UK.

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Gloucester Services

Located just off the M5, Gloucester Services is an aesthetically pleasing family-owned motorway service that celebrates the history and people of Gloucester. The Westmorland family service station includes a farm shop, kitchen and filling station.

When visiting the farm shop, you’ll find that Gloucester services pride themselves on working with over 130 local producers, including farmers, butchers, bakers, potters, patisserie chefs, chocolatiers and cheesemakers, to bring their visitors freshly made, authentic products.

The kitchen also uses freshly sourced ingredients to make their visitors tasty food. Whether you’re after a full English breakfast, fish and chips or a juicy burger, you can find a wide variety of hot foods at the Gloucester services kitchen. Once you’ve enjoyed a spectacular meal, you can stretch your legs and walk it off by appreciating the stunning surrounding greenery.

Nearby Club Sites include:

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Tebay Services

If you’re travelling through the Lake District, Tebay Services is another magnificent service station to visit. Located off the M6, the adorable farm shop and kitchen is a great stop for a tasty meal and a well-deserved break.

Sticking to Westmorland family traditions, everything at Tebay services is locally produced. The farm shop works with over 70 producers within a 30-mile radius of the service station, and everything made in the kitchen is locally sourced and, where possible, made from scratch.

At Tebay services, you’re able to fill up, enjoy a meal, use the restroom or take a shower, and let your dog out for a walk.

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Cairn Lodge Services

Another brilliant UK service station that’s part of the Westmorland family is Cairn Lodge Services. The service station is located on the M74 in Douglas, Scotland. Like all Westmorland family-owned service stations, the Cairn Lodge Service has a stunning farm shop and kitchen. They both contain freshly sourced products from local vendors and make food from scratch.

The great thing about this motorway service is that it has a dedicated parking area for caravans and motorhomes. This spot is located behind Gatehouse in a quiet location away from the main car park.

Please note, if you’re taking your motorhome or caravan here, there is no water, waste disposal or electric hook-up, and there's a maximum stay of 24 hours.

Nearby Club Sites include: Moffat Club Site 31-minute drive.


Beaconsfield services

Travelling to London? Beaconsfield services is a brilliant service station at the bottom of the M40 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. If you’re in the area and can’t decide where to eat, this is your place to visit. With over 15 restaurants, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice.

Here are the facilities available at Beaconsfield services.


  • Chozen Noodle
  • El Mexicana with Don Churro
  • Greggs
  • Wetherspoon (The Hope & Champion)
  • KFC
  • LEON
  • McDonald's
  • Nando's
  • PizzaExpress
  • Starbucks
  • Tapori
  • West Cornwall Pasty Co
  • Costa Express
  • Krispy Kreme
  • M&S Coffee to Go
  • Starbucks Drive Thru


  • M&S Simply Food
  • Top Gift
  • WHSmith


  • Changing facilities
  • Showers
  • Lakeside walking area
  • Picnic area
  • Childrens play section
  • Car wash
  • Fuel and charging facilities

Nearby Club Sites include:


Leeds Skelton Lake

Whether you’re camping in the Peak District, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales or travelling through Leeds, a great nearby service station that will leave you spoilt for choice is Leeds Skelton Lake services. Located on the M1 (J45), the service station offers a wide variety of food, facilities and a brilliant customer experience.

Alongside the convenience stores and outlets, they also have the following brands;

  • Starbucks
  • Burger King
  • KFC
  • Nando’s
  • Pizza Express
  • The Good Breakfast
  • LEON
  • Pasty Shop
  • Chopstix
  • Tortilla

The service also caters for motorhomes and caravans, so you’ll have plenty of space to park up, stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air.

Nearby Club Sites include:


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