This is a large site located at the junction of the A14 and the A45 at Thrapston.
Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles, with dedicated parking areas for each vehicle type including HGVs. No overnight parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Thrapston Service Area
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Trivia and History
See also: A14 Planning History
In 1987, several local authorities created a joint policy for service areas on the A1-M1 Link Road. This recommended building a service area here at Thrapston, and Forte soon proposed one.
The restaurant gained a Coffee Stop, which became a Burger King franchise.
Little Chef was taken over Euro Garages in 2017, who later changed it to the temporary name EG Diner in January 2018 following them losing the rights to use the Little Chef brand name. In August 2018, the EG Diner permanently closed, leaving behind the Burger King. The Burger King closed two weeks later at the end of August 2018. The main building reopened in Autumn 2018 with Greggs and Subway replacing the EG Diner and the Burger King reopening after refurbishment. A Sainsbury's On the go store then joined the site in May 2019.
Following the coronavirus lockdown in 2020, the Sainsbury's On the go store permanently closed. The Subway store also closed at the same time and it was thought that this was permanent however the store reopened on 3 May 2022 with the unit gaining Subway's new 'Fresh Forward' look.
A housing development has recently been added directly behind the services, with deliveries to the site being accessed through the services. This access has since been closed off.
2 175kW Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points were installed here in Spring 2021 as part of a forecourt refurbishment. These were expected to go live during late 2021 however due to difficulties with power supply to the chargers this has been delayed.
|Kettering (9 miles)||Services on the A14||Spaldwick (westbound, 9 miles)|
Brampton Hut (13 miles)
|Raunds (3 miles)||Services on the A45||end of road|
|start of road||Services on the A605||Warmington (10 miles)|
|Kettering (9 miles)||EG Group services||Fenstanton (eastbound, 22 miles)|