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Old Inns services


M80 at J6
(also accessible to traffic on the A8011 and the B816)

Signposted from the road.


G68 0BJ

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Single site located at a junction.

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Old Inns is little more than a petrol station and a restaurant, which had a stroke of luck: first it was signed from the old A80 as a service area, and when that became a motorway, it received signs from the new motorway too.


Catering: Old Inns Café Outdoor Space: Grass area at back of car park; public footpath connections Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Parking on the Shell forecourt is limited to 20 minutes maximum stay whilst parking in the café car park is limited to 2 hours maximum stay.

Parking restrictions in the café car park are strictly enforced by Civil Enforcement Ltd.

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:
North Lanarkshire
G68 0BJ

Trivia and History

A hut building branded Old Inns Café.
The Old Inns Café, in its new building on the old exit slip road.

Old Inns started as a filling station built next to the north-eastbound carriageway of the new A80, close to Old Inns Farm. Access was also provided to and from the B816 on the other side. This meant traffic heading south-west could access the filling station by driving around the two loops at Old Inns Interchange to join the A80 northbound, and then return by taking the B816 back to the interchange.

The Cumbernauld branch of Little ChefHistory opened alongside the filling station in February 1984. This gained a Burger King in 1998. Despite reportedly high levels of trade, the branch closed in 2007 as Little Chef felt it was unprofitable, most likely due to a previous decision to sell the land to raise cash. The former restaurant building then reopened as a Chinese buffet restaurant called 'Silk Cottage', which in 2017. It then became Milano Express Pizza and Burger Restaurant.


When the A80 was replaced by the M80 in 2011, the signs for the service area were replaced with blue ones. The direct access from the dual carriageway was closed and instead all traffic had to enter and leave via the rearranged Old Inns Interchange. This makes it the smallest service area to be signed from a UK motorway.

Around the same time, the forecourt was redeveloped with the flow turned around, to match the new road layout.

The Old Inns Café was added to the restaurant car park in 2011, in a small hut. A hand car wash opened on the old car park exit in 2012, but this was replaced in 2017 when the Old Inns Café relocated into a larger wooden lodge building.

Milano Express temporarily closed on 28 August 2023, due to rising costs, and remains shut. They hold planning permission to convert the building into a takeaway-only restaurant featuring various takeaway offerings.

Shell hold planning permission to add four Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging bays to their forecourt.


Bothwell (M74 southbound, 14 miles)
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Services on the M80Stirling (9 miles)

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