When taking a long car journey it is always best to plan stop breaks to take during your trip. This way it gives you time to stretch your legs, grab a coffee or some food. It is always best to know before you set off which service stations will be available on your route that suits your needs.
There are hundreds of service stations across the UK yet which of these would benefit you? I have come up with a list of 5 of the best service stations in the UK that have gone that little bit extra to fulfil the demands you need when having a break from driving.
Norton Canes service station is based 20 miles up the M6 and has been voted for the second year running as the best in the UK. It has a great selection of shops and fast food stalls that is open for people with all needs.
Pease Pottage is known as the smallest service station in the UK. It is located from the A23 and the A264 and has an unusual feature that most service stations don’t have, which is it’s accessible by footpath as well as the motorway. Even though it may be small in size, it has lots of places to eat such as Burger King, Costa Coffee and Greggs and also places to shop such as Marks and Spencer’s Foodhall and WH Smith.
South Mimms services are based on the M25 and are a popular resting point for lorry drivers and commuters because of the popular range of facilities available on site. These include Pizza Express, Starbucks, KFC and Burger King. It is also a great place for people who have electric-powered cars to stop and recharge their batteries.
Corley Southbound is great for people who have a furry friend on board because around the service station there’s an area where people can walk their dogs. Drivers can also fill their tanks as there is a Shell station on site.
Stafford Northbound is based in the Midlands where a lot of long-distance drivers will pass through. It is popular for younger passengers as there is a child play area on site which gives your younger ones a chance to stretch their legs and tire them out for the rest of the journey.