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Livelounge Sat 17-Feb-18 19:41:09

Totally nerdy I know but I was on the M4 yesterday and stopped at Chievely and remembered the whole Gavin and Stacey debate about which one was best. That or Leigh Delaware.

I think they were all wrong and Membury is best.

But my favourite of all is Strensham on the M5 heading towards Worcester, only the North bound one though!

MaireadMacSweeney Sat 17-Feb-18 19:43:10

Tebay services on the M6. I'm up and down the M6 a lot and it's a welcome little oasis in a long boring drive.

Wrongwayup Sat 17-Feb-18 19:43:49

Glos services are lush but v expensive. Leigh Delaware reminds me of walking the Thames path - loved it

TheMobileSiteMadeMeSignup Sat 17-Feb-18 19:44:03

Tebay Services Westmorland. Lovely food. We actually deliberately planned a route to Leeds via there instead of going round Scotch Corner.

pastabest Sat 17-Feb-18 19:44:06

You are going to get a lot of people saying Tebay/Gloucester Services (Westmorland Group).

And they will be right.

StealingYourWiFi Sat 17-Feb-18 19:44:31

I do like South Mimms

SangriaInTheSun Sat 17-Feb-18 19:44:34

I came on to say Tebay as well. They have ducks grin

Goldenbug Sat 17-Feb-18 19:44:52

The one on the M6 troll road. The fact that you have to pay a fiver to get there means you keep the riff raff out.

Ulysses Sat 17-Feb-18 19:44:57

Another Tebay fan!

pastabest Sat 17-Feb-18 19:45:00

See ... three just in the time it took to write tha grin

PuntasticUsername Sat 17-Feb-18 19:45:08

Why do you like Strensham so much OP, out of interest?

Blackteadrinker77 Sat 17-Feb-18 19:45:10

Tebay, the beautiful lake and farm shop.

I love it if I get a client that gives me an excuse to drive there.

PinkSnowAndStars Sat 17-Feb-18 19:45:51

Leigh Delamere.... it’s always been my favourite and I don’t know why! I used to drive to wales a lot from Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire!

SilverHairedCat Sat 17-Feb-18 19:47:20

Tebay, but I'm rarely there. I pop into Gloucester most months, in both directions.

ForestFrump Sat 17-Feb-18 19:47:20

Another vote for Tebay.

Oooeeeerrrrrindeed Sat 17-Feb-18 19:47:38

Gloucs or Tebay (same company) but I'm a sucker for a "farm shop".

Chunkylover Sat 17-Feb-18 19:47:40

Tebay is a good shout!

My fave is probs Hartshead Moor on the M62, bit grotty in places but driving to Manchester has lots of good memories and it’s not far from the house in the middle of the M62

the new improved Wetherby is very good though grin

AssassinatedBeauty Sat 17-Feb-18 19:47:45

Tebay! Apparently also Gloucester but haven't been myself.

We liked the Cobham services as a non-Tebay type.

DramaAlpaca Sat 17-Feb-18 19:47:46

Tebay, no question.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 17-Feb-18 19:48:09


wizzywig Sat 17-Feb-18 19:48:30

Beaconsfield. I bloody love a service station

EllenJanethickerknickers Sat 17-Feb-18 19:49:11

Gloucester. And definitely not Exeter in the summer!

Bbbbbbbb2017 Sat 17-Feb-18 19:50:14

Fleetsbridge because it was always our school trip stop

Livelounge Sat 17-Feb-18 19:50:30

I think I like Strensham so much as going from Wales to "up north" taking the M50 has always scared me since that poor pregnant lady got murdered on there in the 1980s. It's such a short motorway but seems to go on forever (especially in the dark) then you join the M5 and get to Strensham north and bliss!

I must check out Tebay! Isn't there a really lovely one in the Lakes somewhere?

EggysMom Sat 17-Feb-18 19:51:29

Loved Gloucester services, loved the fact they had a separate area in the restaurant so that we didn't feel hundreds of eyes staring at our autistic son.

Favourite has to be Annandale Water, just because of the lake out the back :-) Never a queue for the toilets either.

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