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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. Both sides are connected by an internal footbridge, which is only accessible by steps.


Catering: Burger King, Chopstix Noodle Bar, KFC, Starbucks, Starbucks Drive Thru (northbound only) Subway, The Good Breakfast, f'real Milkshakes, Jolly Rancher Slush, Krispy Kreme, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go, The Good Bakery Shops: Top Gift, Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Amenities: on both sides: Game Zone, Showers
plus northbound only: Ramada, Changing Places, Meeting Room
Outdoor Space: northbound only: Safe grass area behind hotel
and southbound only: Small amount of grass by southbound entry only; needs extreme care and not suitable for children
Charging Points: on both sides: Applegreen Electric 150kW CCS & 100kW CHAdeMO; GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
and southbound only: Tesla Supercharger 150kW CCS
Forecourt: on both sides: Welcome Break, Texaco Pumps, The Good Bakery, 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 £33 (or £35 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

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. The truth is 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.

When the M1 was built, this was the edge of a small village. Houses were soon built nearby, and the urban area has now surrounded the service area on all sides. The service area has itself expanded far beyond its original boundaries.

The café featured in a lengthy scene in the 1968 film 'Charlie Bubbles'. The 1987 Smiths song, 'Is It Really So Strange?', then referenced the service area with its melancholic line, "I lost my bag at Newport Pagnell".

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

New Applegreen Electric chargers were also added to both car parks in December 2023. A Starbucks drive thru pod opened on the northbound side on 12 March 2024.


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