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Highways Agency Truckstop Guide

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Truckhaven, one of the facilities in the guide.

For a brief period between 2006 and 2011, the Highways Agency published a guide to truckstop cafés in England, which was available in print and online.

Traditionally, HGV drivers had learned about cafés through word-of-mouth, adverts in driving magazines and by collecting business cards in a file. The Highways Agency's guide attempted to be a modern replacement for those methods, and was issued free of charge, along with driving advice.

The guide listed facilities which they said were "recognised by local authorities as rest areas for heavy goods vehicles". Many of these were official service areas, but only a small number of motorway service areas were included, generally those with dedicated lounges.

Data from the guide was included in several commercial road atlases. These atlases would often take similar data from Scotland.

The guide was discontinued in 2011, having published only a few revisions, and the highway authorities have shown no interest in publishing a successor. As it was published by what was a government agency, it is the closest England ever got to an official list of truckstops, even if the facilities at the places listed did vary considerably.

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That guide has been replicated below, first as a map, and then below that as a list. The data is shown as it appeared in the guide, including any errors. As the official guide was last updated in 2011, it goes without saying that this should not be used for journey planning: many of these places have closed.

Where a listed truckstop is close to a place that is already documented in our own database, you can tap on its name to see its full write-up. On this map, the coloured icons usually relate to the road almost immediately outside the café: a small number of them are signed from more important roads, but most aren't.

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Full List

That map has also been reproduced as a list. Again, any errors in the original data have been replicated, and it should not be used for modern journey planning.

Truckstop Locality Overnight Parking Parking Spaces Other Facilities Listed
A1 Truckstop Colsterworth Grantham £10 200 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, beds, shop, TV, lorry wash
A19 Services North Hartlepool £8 16 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, CCTV, shop, cash machine, bookings
A19 Services South Hartlepool £8 20 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, CCTV, shop, cash machine, bookings (24 hour facilities)
A35 Café Dorchester £2 50 restaurant, toilets, floodlights, CCTV, change-over area, bookings
Adderstone Services Belford £12 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, TV, cash machine, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Airport Café Ashford £5-£10 50 restaurant, toilets, CCTV, bookings
Albion Inn and Truckstop Bridgwater unknown 25 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, beds, bar, TV, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area, bookings
Andi's Place Batley £14 none restaurant, toilets
Anglia Motel Spalding £3.75 50 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, beds, lounge, bar, TV, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area (24 hour facilities)
Antheas Country Café Launceston £5 15 restaurant, toilets, showers, lounge, TV, bookings
Ardleigh Truckstop Colchester £10-£12 60 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, lounge, TV, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area, lorry wash, repairs, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Ashford Truckstop Ashford £14.90-£18 335 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, beds, shop, lounge, bar, cinema TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area, lorry wash, repairs, bookings, pre-payment (24 hour facilities)
The Avon Lodge Bristol £12-£13 60 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, beds, shop, lounge, bar, TV, telephones, refrigerated loads area, lorry wash
Barney's Café Barnetby Top £6.50-£10 45 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, bar, TV, change-over area, lorry wash, bookings
Barton Lorry Park Richmond £8-£10 40 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, shop, TV, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Birmingham Truckstop Tyseley £5-£7.50 100 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, beds, lounge, bar, TV, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, repairs, lorry wash, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Bistro Café Sedgebrook free 15 restaurant, toilets
Boss Hoggs Café Ipswich none 40 restaurant, toilets (16:00 close)
Bypass Café Newark free 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, TV, telephones
The Cabin Café Faygate £10-£15 35 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, lorry wash, bookings
Caenby Corner Café Market Rasen £5 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, shop, bookings
Café Royal Bridport £2 25 restaurant, toilets, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, change-over area, bookings
Cannon Park Café Middlesbrough none 5 restaurant, toilets, security fence
Chris's Café and Motel High Wycombe £10-£15 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, beds, lounge, TV, change-over area, hazardous loads area
Christine's Diner Goole £5-£10.25 70 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrol, beds, shop, lounge, bar, TV, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, lorry wash, bookings
Cleveland Truckstop Middlesbrough £12 250 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, shop, TV, lorry wash, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Coach Station Café Torquay £9.50 20 restaurant, toilets, showers, CCTV, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Corby Truckstop (Oakley Skips) Corby £5 50 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, security patrols, lounge, TV, change-over area, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Crewe Lorry Park Crewe £12.50 120 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Crossbush Service Area Arundel free 18 McDonald's, toilets, fuel, floodlights, shop, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Crown Road Vehicle Park Enfield £13.40-£16 35 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Diggles Truckstop & Diner Manchester £13 100 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, bookings
Dinky's Dinahs Shrewsbury free 20 restaurant, toilets, shop, TV, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Dover Truck Stop Dover £20 100 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, shop, TV, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Ellesmere Port Truckstop Ellesmere Port £8-£15 48 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, TV, bookings
Garwick Café Sleaford free 12 Restaurant, toilets, floodlights (24 hour facilities)
Golden Fleece Services Carlisle £8 50 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, shop, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Grahams Transport Stop Bridgwater £5 50 Restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, shop, TV, telephones, change-over area, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Greasy Joe's at King Meadow Services Old Swindon £6 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, TV, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area (24 hour facilities)
Greedy Pig Café Corby none 60 restaurant, toilets, security fence, floodlights
Green Ore Café Wells none 6 restaurant, toilets, CCTV
HF Veale & Sons Bath £10 20 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, security patrols, change-over area, bookings
Halfway House Public House Kilsby unknown 15 Restaurant, toilets, bar, TV, cash machine
Hawkins Transport Village Dudley £10 100 Restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, security patrols, beds, shop, lounge, TV, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, lorry wash, repairs, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Heywood Distribution Park Manchester £7.50 200 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, shop, TV, cash machine, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Hideaway Truckstop Chippenham £9-£12 75 Restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, lounge, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, refrigerated loads area, fax machines, photocopying, bookings
Hillside Café Warminster £7 30 Restaurant, toilets, fuel, floodlights, CCTV
Hilltop Café Bury St Edmunds free 52 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, TV, telephones, bookings (24 hour facilities)
J26 M25 Truckstop Waltham Abbey £15 50 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, TV
Jacks Hill Café Towcester £5 48 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, beds, lounge, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, bookings
Jan's Truck Stop Ingleby Arncliffe £2.50 50 restaurant, toilets, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Junction 7 Business Park Accrington £6.50 20 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV (24 hour facilities)
Junction 23 Lorry Park Loughborough £14 180 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, shop, TV, lorry wash (24 hour facilities)
Junction 29 truckstop Chesterfield £9.50-£10.25 110 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, security patrols, shop, lounge, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, barber, change-over area, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Junction 38 Services Penrith £8 90 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, CCTV, shop, TV, cash machine, lorry wash, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Kate's Cabin Café Peterborough £5 36 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, TV, cash machine
Kingstown Truck Park Carlisle £7 40 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, shop, cash machine, bookings (24 hour facilities)
The Kitchen Lincoln £8.50 25 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, lounge, bar, TV, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, bookings
Langrick Station Café Boston free 25 restaurant, toilets, fuel, bookings (24 hour facilities)
The Lazy Kettle Oswestry £5 40 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area (24 hour facilities)
Lets Eat Café Warrington £10 10 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, bookings
Lincoln Farm Café & Hotel Hampton in Arden £8.50-£14 200 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, beds, shop, lounge, bar, TV, telephones, change-over area, bookings
Lodge Farm Café Spalding £7.50 15 restaurant, toilets, bar, TV (24 hour facilities)
Londonderry Lodge Londonderry £3.70 24 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, CCTV, beds, shop, TV (24 hour facilities)
Lorraines Truckstop Market Drayton £6 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, beds, shop, lounge, bar, TV, refrigerated loads area, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Lynns Raven Café Whitchurch £6 50 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area (24 hour facilities)
Markham Moor Truckstop Markham Moor £10 110 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, security patrols, lounge, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Meadows Inn Derby £5 100 restaurant, toilets, male showers, security fence, floodlights, security patrols, lounge, bar, TV, telephones, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Merrychest Café Dartford free 30 restaurant, toilets, bar, telephones
Midway Truckstop Whitchurch £4 35 restaurant, toilets, shower, TV, telephones, change-over area (24 hour facilities)
Morgans Café Burlescombe free 20 restaurant, toilets, bar, telephones
Moto Cherwell Valley Bicester £19-£21 747 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, CCTV, beds, shop, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Moto Doncaster North Doncaster £10-£14 64 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, floodlights, beds, shop, lounge, TV, cash machine, telephones (24 hour facilities)
Moto Hilton Park Wolverhampton £10 50 restaurant, toilets, male showers, fuel, floodlights, shop, lounge, TV, cash machine, telephones (24 hour facilities)
Moto Knutsford Knutsford £21-£34 27 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, shop, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Moto Lancaster Forton unknown unknown restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Moto Leigh Delamere Westbound Chippenham £12-£14 100 restaurant, toilets, male showers, fuel, floodlights, beds, shop, TV, cash machine, telephones (24 hour facilities)
Moto Leigh Delamere Eastbound Chippenham £12-£14 65 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, TV, cash machine, telephones, barber, change-over area, hazardous loads area (24 hour facilities)
Moto Medway Gillingham £18-20 137 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Moto Reading Eastbound Reading £17-£19 55 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Moto Stafford North Stone £14-£16 80 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, TV, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Moto Washington Birtley £16-£18 56 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, TV, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Moto Wetherby Wetherby £18 60 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, beds, shop, TV, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
NT Truckstop Alconbury Huntingdon £14 215 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, beds, shop, lounge, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area, lorry wash (24 hour facilities)
NT Carlisle Carlisle £15.50 200 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, beds, shop, TV, cash machine, bookings (24 hour facilities)
NT Truckstop Rugby Rugby £11.50-£18.50 270 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, lounge, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, refrigerated loads area (24 hour facilities)
NT Truckstop Wolverhampton Featherstone £13 190 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, lounge, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area (24 hour facilities)
Necton Diner Necton £10 100 restaurant, toilets, bookings
Nell's Café Gravesham free 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, TV, telephones
Nunney Catch Transport Café Nunney Catch £1-£2 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, 300 parking spaces, floodlights, CCTV, shop, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, bookings
Oakdene Café Sevenoaks £5 10 restaurant, toilets, floodlights, CCTV, shop, bookings
The Old Willoughby Hedge Café West Knoyle free 20 restaurant, toilets
Orwell Crossing Lorry Park Nacton £12-£14 229 restaurant, McDonald's, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, bar, TV, telephones, hazardous loads area, lorry wash, bookings (24 hour facilities)
PACE Foston Foston £5 8 Toilets, shop, cash machine
PJ's Transport Café Sudbury £8 25 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, floodlights, shop, lounge, TV, cash machine
Penrith Truckstop Penrith £14 160 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, beds, TV, cash machine, bookings
Pie Stop Cafés Ltd Launceston none 15 restaurant, toilets, security fence, shop (15:00 close)
Pitstop Motel and Café Sevenoaks £6 5 restaurant, toilets, TV, telephones, change-over area (13:30 close)
Poplar 2000 Truckstop Lymm £11 600 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, CCTV, beds, shop, TV, cash machine, lorry wash, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Portsmouth Truckstop Portsmouth £15 80 restaurant, toilets, CCTV (24 hour facilities)
Priory Park Lorry Park Truck Stop Hull £8 40 toilets, showers, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, telephones, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area (24 hour facilities)
Quernhow Café Thirsk £6.50 45 restaurant, toilets, CCTV, beds, TV (24 hour facilities)
Ranch Café & Lorry Park Newark £8-£11 160 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, lorry wash, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Red Lion Café & Truckstop Northampton £10-£12 120 restaurant, toilets, showers, CCTV, beds, shop, bar, TV, cash machine, telephones, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Redbeck Motel Wakefield £6.25 40 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, beds, TV, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
The Saltbox Café Hatton £7.50-£10 35 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, bar, cash machine, telephones, bookings
Scoffers Café Northampton free 20 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, shop, cash machine, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Shell Beacon Brough free 15 toilets, floodlights, shop, cash machine, telephones (24 hour facilities)
Silver Ball Café Royston £12.50 20 restaurant, toilets, showers, TV, telephones, bookings
Six Hills Café Thrussington £2 8 restaurant, toilets
Smokey Joes Café Blackwater £3-£11.50 80 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, bar, TV, telephones, change-over area, bookings
South Mimms Truckstop South Mimms £10-£23.50 200 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, beds, shop, TV, cash machine, telephones, barber, lorry wash (24 hour facilities)
Standeford Diner Wolverhampton £10-£12.50 60 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, security patrols, lounge, TV, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area
Stibbington Diner Peterborough £5 54 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, security patrols, lounge, bar, TV, telephones (24 hour facilities)
The Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham £9 250 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, beds, shop, TV, cash machine (24 hour facilities)
Sue's Pitstop Café Leeds none 20 restaurant, toilets, security fence, bookings (15:30 close)
Square Deal Café Knowl Hill none 20 restaurant, toilets (15:00 close)
The Super Sausage Café Towcester £1 20 restaurant, toilets, floodlights, change-over area
Super Sausage Café Northampton £6 52 restaurant, toilets, showers, TV, bookings
Swindon Truckstop Swindon £9-£15 85 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, floodlights, CCTV, shop, lounge, bar, TV, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area, fax machines, photocopier, bookings
Titan Truckstop Thurrock £15 100 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, shop, TV, bookings (24 hour facilities)
Truckers' Rest Cannock £5-£10 90 restaurant, toilets, showers, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area
Truckhaven Carnforth £8 360 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, beds, shop, TV, cash machine, bookings (24 hour facilities)
The Truckstop Café Husborne Crawley £6 40 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, shop, TV, telephones (24 hour facilities)
Truckworld Thurrock £12 250 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, beds, bar, TV, telephones, change-over area, lorry wash, fax machines (24 hour facilities)
Ulceby Truckstop Immingham £12 52 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, security fence, CCTV, shop, TV, lorry wash (24 hour facilities)
York Lorry Park York £8.50-£10.50 30 restaurant, toilets, showers, security fence, CCTV, TV, bookings
Watling Street Truckstop St Albans £12 85 restaurant, toilets, showers, fuel, floodlights, CCTV, security patrols, shop, TV, cash machine, telephones, change-over area, refrigerated loads area, hazardous loads area, lorry wash, bookings
Whitley Bridge Pallets & Truckstop Goole £5 40 toilets, showers, fuel, bookings (24 hour facilities)