Motorway Services Online

Retrieved from ""

Great Ponton services


A1 northbound between Colsterworth and Grantham

Signposted from the road.


NG33 5DW

map and directions


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

One of Britain's smallest official service areas is positioned on the A1 at Great Ponton.


Outdoor Space: No grass space Charging Points: Alfa Power 100kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: Gulf, Premier, Costa Express, Hershey's Freeze, Jolly Rancher Slush, Rollover

Parking Prices

No official parking is available, although cars can park at the far end of the forecourt.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Ponton Main Service Station
Great North Road
Great Ponton
NG33 5DW

Trivia and History

Harvest Energy forecourt.
Harvest Energy branding in 2019.

The service area was built in the 1960s as a local facility for the village. Although it became signposted as an official service area, it was effectively an MOT centre that sold fuel, with limited facilities that would close completely in the early evening.

The fuel brand changed from Texaco to Harvest Energy in 2011. It was known as Ponton Main.

The site closed in June 2020 for conversion to Certas Energy's partner brand Gulf, reopening in October 2020. The site became pay at pump only at this point, meaning fuel was now available 24 hours a day but no shop was available. A new Premier store then opened in April 2023, reintroducing the shop facility but pay at pump remains the only payment method for fuel. The site is now named 'Great Ponton'.


Colsterworth (3 miles)Services on the A1Grantham North (7 miles)