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Rugby Truckstop


A5 at Rugby
(near M1 J18)

Signposted from the road? From A5 only


CV23 0AE

map and directions


Single site located at the side of the road.


A large truckstop on the A5, which is also signed from the M1's slip roads. Despite being a signed service area, it is currently promoting parking for Stobart & Culina only.


Catering: Restaurant, Bar Shops: Barbers, Shop Amenities: Free Cash Machine, Games Arcade, Launderette, Showers Outdoor Space: Small grass area next to car park; picnic area by HGV parking area Forecourt: Fuel, LPG

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs must pay £26 per 24 hour period.

Prices are paid using pay machines located within the amenity building, and can be paid using card, fuel cards or SNAP.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Stobart Truck Stops Ltd
Watling Street
Clifton upon Dunsmore
CV23 0AE

Trivia and History

A forecourt canopy roof, with a number of HGVs stopped under it. The end section is marked "Eddie Stobart only".
The fuel filling station.

The site started out life as a transport café which dates back to at least the 1970s. Back then, the site was home to the Rendezvous Café, better known as 'Tubby's', which provided overnight parking for truck drivers. Throughout the 1980s, the owners of the café intended to add a hotel and fuelling facilities to the site to increase their custom however by the mid-1980s the café had closed.

Lakeland Investments sold the truckstop to BP in January 1988, along with a sister site at Penrith. BP developed both sites to create 'BP Truckstops' in 1989. The site includes an amenity building in the centre of the site, with HGV parking to the north and fuelling facilities to the south.

BP later sold the site to Nightowl in 2001, who were later acquired themselves by the Stobart Group in 2013. Stobart have since built a new transport depot on previously unused land to the south of the truckstop, with access to the depot provided through the truckstop.

Despite Rugby clearly functioning as a truckstop, it has always been signposted as "Services", as no formal signage for truckstops existed when it was built. This policy remained even when the signs were replaced in around 2007. It has full advance signage at ½ mile in addition to advance signage on the M1 J18 slip roads.


Hinckley (14 miles)
Rothwell (A14, 25 miles)
Services on the A5Watford Gap (M1 south, 6 miles)
Leicester Forest East (M1 north, 22 miles)
Rugby (M6, 10 miles)

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