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Charnock Richard services


M6 between J27 and J28

Signposted from the road.



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Single site built upon the motorway.

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A great big block that sits above the M6, with extensions at each end that allow it to provide the usual facilities.


Catering: Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, The Good Breakfast, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Amenities: on both sides: Game Zone, Showers
plus northbound only: Ramada, Changing Places, Meeting Room, Revolution Laundry
Outdoor Space: Very little grass space available Charging Points: on both sides: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
plus northbound only: Applegreen Electric 150kW CCS; Tesla Supercharger 150kW CCS
Forecourt: on both sides: Welcome Break, Texaco Pumps, The Good Bakery, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go
plus northbound only: f'real Milkshakes
and southbound only: LPG (Calor)

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £29 (or £31 to include a £12 meal voucher).

Prices can be paid in the shop, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Motorway Break
Charnock Richard Motorway Services Area
Park Hall Road
Charnock Richard

Trivia and Design

Old restaurant, with a bar running along the windows, overlooking the motorway.
The 1960s Grill & Griddle restaurant on the bridge.

See also: History:Charnock Richard

The Starbucks and Subway here are provided in lower-level extensions, beneath the bridge staircase. This takes up the area which had been used as a restaurant for a while, after the main dining area moved off the bridge.

Camelot Theme Park, which has been closed since 2012, is situated next to the services and its rides are visible from it - though it is not easily accessed from here. Curiously, the theme park was previously owned by Granada, as part of their theme park division.

Charnock Richard is a classic example of an American-inspired bridge-restaurant service area; one of the oldest in the country. It was picked out of several options.


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Welcome Break servicesnone nearby

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