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Bradbury services


A689 near A1(M) J60

Not signposted in advance.


TS21 2ES

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Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.

A small filling station situated just off the A1(M) at J60 where the A689 meets it.

Access is available to traffic in both directions however traffic heading eastbound is required to use the roundabout at J60 in order to continue.


Outdoor Space: Grass verges only; public footpath connections Forecourt: Gulf, SPAR, Costa Express, Rijo42 Coffee, Jet Wash

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Bradbury Service Station
Co. Durham
TS21 2ES

Trivia and History

BP filling station, pictured across a road.
The forecourt in 2009, as a BP site.

When the A689 was realigned to accommodate the new A1(M) in the late 1960s, a garage was built here.

The site was operated by Philip Wilks Ltd under the BP brand, and they made several attempts to expand the facilities available here. Plans to re-build the site and add a hotel in 1988, again in 1991, and a restaurant in 1992 and 1996 were all proposed but never built.

During the late 1990s, the sales building was extended to gain its own café. This later became the UK's first Bake & Bite bakery.

Further plans for additional facilities continued into the new millennium with a diner being refused planning permission in 2004. A major site redevelopment in 2009 would have seen the sales building and canopy replaced whilst the land to the east of the forecourt would have been developed into a coffee shop and 'park and share' site. These plans were later amended in 2010 to add a 90-bed hotel to the far east of the proposed site, but the overall plans were later withdrawn and never built. Part of the land was later used to build a veterinary hospital in the mid-2010s.

The forecourt went onto be branded Harvest Energy in the early to mid-2010s, when the site also gained a Mace store. The site later rebranded to JET.

KSC Worldwide Ltd handed over the filling station to Certas Energy on 4 February 2021, following the sale of their forecourts. Following the takeover, the site was rebranded to Gulf in March 2021, with the store rebranding to SPAR.


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