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Newport Pagnell services


M1 between J14 and J15

Signposted from the road.


MK16 8DS

map and directions


Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.

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Behind the many facelifts lies the 1960s heart of Britain's first motorway restaurant. It's virtually unrecognisable, but it's still there.


Catering: Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, The Good Breakfast, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Top Gift, Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Amenities: on both sides: Game Zone, Showers
plus northbound only: Changing Places, Ramada, Meeting Room
Outdoor Space: Small amount of grass by southbound entry only; needs extreme care and not suitable for children Charging Points: on both sides: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
and southbound only: Tesla Supercharger 150kW CCS
Forecourt: on both sides: Welcome Break Fuel, Texaco Pumps, The Good Bakery, Chicago Town Pizza, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go
plus northbound only: f'real Milkshakes

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 £32 (or £34 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:
Granada Services
Newport Pagnell Motorway Services Area
Newport Pagnell
MK16 8DS

  • 📞 Telephone number: 01908 217722
  • 🗺 Grid reference: SP858435

Trivia and Design

Old restaurant at Newport Pagnell
The Grill & Griddle restaurant in 1960.

See also: History:Newport Pagnell

Newport Pagnell is charged with being the UK's oldest service area. It's slightly more complicated than that, but Newport Pagnell was certainly the first motorway restaurant, and it was tailored mainly towards the needs of wealthy families. Full details are provided on the history page.

The first motorway WHSmith store was trialled here before being rolled out to almost every service station in the country.

In The Smiths' song 'Is It Really So Strange?', one of the lines is "I lost my bag at Newport Pagnell", referring to the services area.

Planning permission is held to build a drive thru coffee shop here.


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