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Red Lion Truckstop


A4500 east of M1 J16
(close to the A45)

Signposted from the road? From the A4500 only



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Single site located at the side of the road.

The Red Lion Truckstop is a large pub with lorry parking signposted from the A4500, positioned close to M1 J16.

Access is available in both directions and cars can park outside the entrance.


Catering: Restaurant, Bar Shops: Shop Main Amenities: Free Cash Machine, Launderette, Meeting Room, Showers Forecourt: Fuel, AdBlue, LPG

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles after which HGVs must pay £1 per hour they stay up to 8 hours.

Overnight parking is available for £23 which includes a £6 meal voucher, or £28 which includes a £12 meal voucher.

Prices are paid in the bar, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Red Lion
Weedon Road
Upper Heyford

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Red Lion pub.
The Red Lion in 1973, before it became a truckstop.

The amenity building here is an old inn positioned on what used to be the main A45, but this was bypassed by the new dual carriageway and renumbered.

Access used to be provided by a gap in the dual carriageway, and some visitors would park on the section of old road. The road layout was all changed in 2021, with a new roundabout provided, and the old road made much narrower. A lot of trees were removed, making the building visible from the main road once again.

The truckstop gained a Certas Energy-operated HGV refuelling bunker in September 2019, introducing fuel facilities here for the first time. As part of this work, a hard surface was provided for the parking area.

Red Lion hold planning permission for a truck wash which is due to be installed before the end of 2021.


Northampton (5 miles)Services on the M1Watford Gap (8 miles)