Two petrol stations straddling the Llangollen Canal, near the Welsh border.
The northern one is positioned at the Gledrid Roundabout making it accessible to both sides. It has a large lorry parking area known as Chirk Truckstop.
Catering: The Lazy Kettle (at roundabout site)
Outdoor Space: No grass space
Forecourt: northbound only: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express
and southbound only: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars at both sites.
HGV parking is only available at The Lazy Kettle site and is free for the first 2 hours, after which HGVs must pay £27 per 24 hour period.
Prices are paid in the café, 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.
Gledrid A5 Services
- 🗺 Grid reference: SJ300361
🌍 Operators & Official Websites:
Trivia and History
The northbound forecourt opened as the Moreton Bridge garage in the 1940s, and by the 1980s it had moved slightly to replace an ancient property.
The Weston Rhyn branch of Little Chef was added to the north of the filling station in 1990, at which point it became a formal service area. The forecourt was branded Shell from this point; they call it their Oswestry branch.
The restaurant closed in 2005 and went onto become Canalin Café, followed by Cinnamon Indian restaurant. It is now a hand car wash.
The newer roundabout site was first proposed in 1989 as a full service area. A filling station and truckstop were proposed in 1993, and the site was built in around 1997 by James Pickstock Limited. This wasn't regarded as an official service area by the highway authorities, and it wasn't signposted from the road.
A drive thru restaurant was also proposed to join the filling station but this wasn't built. James Pickstock were granted planning permission for a KFC Drive Thru and OK Diner to be built on the unused land to the south of the filling station in 2007, but these were never built.
In early 2016, the filling station was purchased by BP Express who redeveloped the site. The site reopened on 24 August 2016 with a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Café. A Traffic Signs Agreement allowed formal road signs were placed on the A5 southbound.
The land to the south of the filling station to this day is still unused and is currently advertised to let.
Gledrid was expected to become a BP Pulse electric vehicle charging hub in 2021, but this project was postponed.
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