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Greystones services


A590 eastbound between the M6 and Grange-over-Sands

Signposted from the road.


LA11 6RJ

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

Now it's just a single petrol station with a strangely-shaped shop, but Greystones once offered a little more than this.


Outdoor Space: Grass area with picnic tables at top of car park Forecourt: BP, Londis, Subway, Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Rollover, 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:
Greystones Filling Station
LA11 6RJ

Trivia and History

A BP forecourt sign promoting Mace and Costa Express, next to a car park, with a building in the distance.
The Mace-branded shop, pictured in 2020.

The north-eastbound filling station was built in the 1950s, and was joined by a property called Greystones, which is where the name of the service area derives from. The property is still there but hidden by the tall hedges. At the time the road was single carriageway so the garage could be accessed in both directions.

Meanwhile, a little further down the road was the Lindale branch of Little Chef, which had opened in 1970.

Creating A Service Area

In the mid-1970s, the road here was upgraded to a dual carriageway and the nearby village of Lindale bypassed. This saw the filling station here receive a major upgrade, with the sales building gaining a café and the site becoming a BP site.

The existing Little Chef in nearby Lindale was struggling to attract trade with it now being situated on the B5277, so several plans were drawn up to build a service area on the new road, opposite the Greystones site, featuring a new Little Chef. The Lindale branch eventually closed in 1985, being demolished shortly after. Instead, two Little Chef restaurants opened here, one on each side. The south-westbound side would have been one of Little Chef's more scenic sites, with a large parking area leaving space for another filling station which never materialised.

Becoming One-Sided

Both restaurants closed in around 2005, with the north-eastbound restaurant being demolished and the south-westbound side becoming several restaurants, before more recently becoming a kitchen design studio. That kitchen design studio closed in 2019, with its road access barricaded off, but has recently been used as a base for roadworks in Autumn 2023.

The forecourt café closed in 2011, later becoming part of an extended Mace store. The car park used to feature a tourist information board but this was removed in 2018.

MFG acquired the site from AUK Investments Limited in December 2020. As a result, MFG rebranded the shop from Mace to Londis and introduced a number of grab and go options within the store.

MFG currently hold planning permission to install one of their MFG EV Power electric vehicle charging hubs here. They also added an minor extension to the sales building to house a new Subway store in early 2024, with the store officially opened by The Services King on 16 May 2024.


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