Bloody Oaks services
A1 northbound between Stamford and Colsterworth
(also accessible to traffic on the B1081)
Signposted from the road.
(Google Maps link)
Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.
A branch of OK Diner by the side of the A1. It is technically possible to access it on the southbound side, but it's a significant detour.
Catering: OK Diner Outdoor Space: Grass verge only Forecourt: BP, SPAR
Short stay customer parking is available. No HGV parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Bloody Oaks Service Station
Great North Road
- 🗺 Grid reference: SK992094
- 📌 what3words: ///static.joke.patrolled
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Trivia and History
A pair of petrol stations were built here when the bypass of Great Casterton opened in the 1960s. The southbound side was abandoned and later demolished.
The northbound filling station was abandoned at some point during the early 1980s, and in 1989 Pace redeveloped the filling station opening a Texaco forecourt. Throughout the 2000s the site included Texaco's own-branded Star Market and offered a Coffee Nation machine.
Plans for a restaurant to join the filling station date back to 1989 when Trusthouse Forte were granted planning permission to add a restaurant here. This didn't happen and instead in 1996 OK Diner built their Tickencote branch here.
The forecourt rebranded to Jet in 2011 and was later acquired by MRH in 2014 who rebranded the store to their Hursts own-brand. The site then transferred to Esso branding in 2016. In 2020, current owners MFG rebranded the store to Londis.
MFG had intended to add two EV charging hubs here on either side of the forecourt, but these plans were later withdrawn as MFG sold the forecourt in May 2023 to Platinum Retail, to placate the Competition and Markets Authority. The site rebranded to BP with the shop becoming a SPAR store.
The garage was also signposted as the exit for a campsite.
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