The best service stations in the UK

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Services stations are everyone’s favourite part of a long distance journey. This is because travelling for a long time can lead to boredom and discomfort. So taking a break can allow you to stretch your legs, grab a bite to eat, fuel your car or take a toilet break. 

It’s essential everyone takes a stop break every 2 hours of driving as it not only breaks up your journey but makes the rest of the distance a lot safer. Long distance drives can often lead to fatigue which can result in an accident on the road. Tiredness is one of the main factors to cause road collisions in the UK so it’s very important to break up your journey by recharging with a little brisk walk to stretch your legs or to grab a coffee.

Across the UK there are a range of service stations that fits everyone’s different needs. However, with so many service stations, what makes one stand out from the rest? Lease car has investigated what makes a great service station. 

Here is a list of 5 of the best service stations in the UK that are definitely worth the visit.

Cobhams M25 service station

Cobhams M25 service station is known as ‘the Ritz’ of motorways pit stops. It has a vast amount of restaurants and fast food kiosks such as Nandos, Pizza Express and McDonald’s. It also has a petrol station, hotel and toilet facilities on site making it an ideal stop for people to stretch their legs, fuel their car, grab a bite to eat or even catch some sleep if you’re travelling a long distance. There is no surprise it has been voted one of the best service stations in the UK as it accommodates for everyone’s individual needs.

Norton Canes services 

Norton canes service station is based on the M6 in Staffordshire. It is great to stop if you want a quick refreshment as it has an array of food choices such as Costa Coffee, McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme. It is also great during the summer as they have an outdoor picnic area on-site so you can relax and unwind in the sun before you drive the rest of your journey.

Stafford Northbound 

Stafford Northbound service station is very popular for people who are driving a long distance journey. Long distance drivers pass through the Midlands daily so this service station has facilities on site that cater to their needs. For example, there is a hotel on site for people who need to get some rest before travelling the rest of their journey.

Gloucester services 

Gloucester’s service station is based on the M5. It sells fine quality food in spacious restaurants as well as on the go snacks for when you’re in a rush. One of the main things that make Gloucester services unique is that there is no franchise on site all the food comes from their cafes and farm shops.

Reading services 

Reading services are perfect for when you have little ones on board. They have a children’s outdoor play area making it perfect for parents to have a little downtime and children can have some fun before continuing the rest of their journey.

If you are a regular motorway driver then you can share what you think is the best service station in the UK by using the hashtag #ukservicestations.

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