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Thirsk services


A19 at Thirsk
(also accessible to traffic on the A168 and the A170)

Signposted from the road? Northbound only



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Single site located at a junction.

This is the new service area at the roundabout at Sowerby. For the site on the A168, see Gristhwaite.

A brand new development next to the main dual carriageway is only signposted locally.


Catering: Costa Drive Thru, McDonald's Drive Thru Amenities: Showers Outdoor Space: Grass verges around site; public footpath connections Charging Points: MFG EV Power 150kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: BP, Budgens, Greggs, Costa Express, Dunkin' Donuts, Flatstone Pizza, Hershey's Freeze, Reese's Freeze, Rollover, Tango Ice Blast, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay parking is available for cars at all facilities, with restrictions in each parking area:

Parking and use of the filling station is limited to 30 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by Euro Car Parks.

Parking in the Costa car park is limited to 3 hours maximum stay and is strictly enforced whilst parking in the McDonald's car park is limited to 90 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by UK Parking Control.

The HGV parking area is currently closed due to maintenance issues.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Thirsk Services
York Road
North Yorkshire

Trivia and History

Thirsk HGV park 2023.jpg
The HGV parking area, with separate toilet and shower block.

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Services opened 2023

This land had been planned to become a motel and restaurant in 1974, but this was refused and the land remained in agricultural use.

The service area was proposed by BP in 2020. They intended it to have a forecourt with an M&S Simply Food, alongside the Costa and McDonald's, and ample HGV parking, all accessed from different arms of a new roundabout. The farmhouse was demolished to create the charging infrastructure

The service area was opened in May 2023 by MFG, just a year after MFG abandoned a nearby service area at Gristhwaite, which they also knew as "Thirsk". This new site is widely promoted as 'Thirsk services', although McDonald's call it 'Oakfield Truck Park' and BP sometimes call it 'Sowerby'.

North Yorkshire Council provided new road signs on the A19 northbound, the A170 outbound and, strangely, even on the roundabout itself, but National Highways have not provided any acknowledgement of the facility from their trunk roads.

The HGV parking area opened with the filling station in May 2023 and was a great success, but due to maintenance issues it was closed later in the summer. It is currently unknown when the parking area will reopen.


Ingleby Arncliffe (13 miles)Services on the A19Spaceways (A1237 south, 20 miles)