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Northop Hall services


A55 eastbound between J33A and J33B

Signposted from the road.



map and directions


Two sites staggered between junctions, with no public connection between them.

The smaller and more organised of the two Northop services. This is the eastbound side; for the westbound side, see Gateway.


Catering: Greggs, Starbucks Amenities: Travelodge Outdoor Space: Small grass areas around site Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express

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:
Expressway Service Station
Eastbound A55 Expressway
Northop Hall

Trivia and History

A Shell forecourt in the distance, with a grass verge next to it.
The Shell forecourt.

The service area opened in 1990 with a Happy Eater, a Travelodge and a Total forecourt. It had been envisaged as a Little Chef to go with its westbound partner, but neither of these happened. Total knew it as 'Expressway services'.

Forte changed the Happy Eater to the more profitable Little ChefHistory brand in 1996, and this branch received additional attention with a thorough refurbishment providing air conditioning, new furniture and a blue colour scheme, in order to attract more evening diners. It was known as the 'Northop Hall' branch.

Under Granada, a Burger King was opened, but the 'blue' changes were later undone and the Burger King itself closed. That unit became a Coffee Tempo! and later Little Chef Express.

The restaurant was closed by EG Group in April 2017. It re-opened two months later as a Starbucks. A Greggs store then joined the Starbucks in late 2018.

The forecourt became Shell in 2012, and was re-built in 2016. Shell know it as their 'Northop Hall' site, with 'Expressway' being its address. They installed four Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points in 2021, but these are yet to be switched on due to power supply issues.


Kinmel Park (21 miles)Services on the A55Gateway (westbound only, ½ mile)
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