As the A1 heads north, its service stations get smaller and smaller. This one is a garage, café and a lodge.
Catering: Café One, The Lodge Bar & Grill Amenities: Purdy Lodge, Showers Outdoor Space: Grass verges only Charging Points: Tesla Supercharger 250kW CCS Forecourt: Harvest Energy, KeyStore More, Coffee Machine, Jet Wash
Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles. Overnight HGV parking is available at £13 or £22 to include a £9 meal voucher.
Prices are paid in the forecourt shop or Café One, and can be paid with GBP, EUR, fuel cards or SNAP.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Trivia and History
The Adderstone Garage was positioned in the corner of the Great North Road and the B1341. When the road was straightened and moved to the west of the site in the late 1970s, the facilities gained room to expand.
Space was left between the new A1 and Adderstone Garage in case the road needed to be upgraded to dual carriageway. New Esso-branded pumps and a workshop/toilet building were provided. Unused land at the far north of the site was also used as a camping and caravan site from around a similar time.
In 1982, J.W. Davidson & Sons converted part of the garage building into a retail shop. They also later added the 'Eat Again' transport café in a new building in 1984.
Plans were put forward for a 20-bed hotel, being branded as the Purdy Travel Lodge, as well as a 20-seater restaurant and 96-seater transport café in 1990 on the land currently being used for the camping and caravan site. The new facilities opened in 1993, with the existing café demolished and relocated to the new hotel building, rebranding to Café One.
The filling station went onto trade under the Q8 brand, with the branding changing to Gulf in around 2008. In 2019, the site was rebranded to Harvest Energy and the attached store changed from Mace to KeyStore More.
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