Seaton Burn services
A traditional set-up at the end on the A19, where it meets the A1.
Catering: Burger King, Greggs Amenities: Travelodge, Free Cash Machine Outdoor Space: Grass area around amenity building; picnic tables; public footpath connections Forecourt: Esso, Shop'N Drive, Costa Express, Car Wash, Free Cash Machine
Parking and use of the site is restricted to 90 minutes maximum stay for all vehicles. No HGV parking is available.
Travelodge guests must register their vehicle registration number in the tablet at the hotel reception in order to gain free parking during their stay.
The restrictions are strictly enforced by Horizon Parking.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Trivia and History
The service area is positioned on a portion of land that became boxed in by roads when the roundabout was built.
Curiously, even though there is a dedicated slip road from the A1068, the road signs instruct drivers not to do that, but to turn right from the Old Great North Road and enter via what is clearly supposed to be the exit. It's not clear why the slip road is shunned like this.
This service area was built by Kelly's Kitchen and Petrofina, opening in early 1989. By 1990 Kelly's Kitchen had been taken over by Little Chef, and the restaurant was re-branded. The Little Chef gained a Burger King and continued to trade for almost 30 years.
Another Little Chef had been planned two miles east of here at Cramlington, but it was dropped after they acquired Seaton Burn.
In January 2018 Little Chef's new owners lost the rights to the name, so the restaurant transferred to the holding brand EG Diner. The temporary arrangement didn't last long and EG Diner closed in July 2018. The Burger King then closed on 19 October 2018 and reopened in January 2019 alongside a new Greggs unit, which replaced the old EG Diner.
|Washington (A1(M), 17 miles)||Services on the A1||Stannington (5 miles)|
|none||Services on the A19||Moor Farm (2 miles)|