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Willowtree services

Location:

A1 at Thunderbourn Interchange, Alnwick
(also accessible to traffic on the A1068)

Signposted from the road? Northbound only

Postcode:

NE66 2HA

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Series of sites arranged around a junction.


Willowtree and Cawledge form a pair if facilities on either side of the A1 at Alnwick. Thanks to the underpass at Thunderbourne drivers can take their pick as to which one they'd like to visit, but signposts will try to send northbound drivers to this one, Willowtree.

Facilities

Main Amenities: Picnic Area Forecourt: Esso, Morrisons Daily, Food to Go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, LPG (FloGas), Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is limited to 20 minutes maximum stay for cars. A coach parking bay is also available around the back of the sales building.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Willowtree Service Station
Willowtree Industrial Estate
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 2HA


Trivia and History

Shell Willowtree
The forecourt in 1994, branded as Shell.

The Willowtree garage is named after the Willowtree Cottages, which it was built next to on a piece of land primed for development when the Alnwick Bypass was built. The forecourt was originally owned by Aln Motor Co Ltd, and then Ord's Of Amble, who had it branded BP. In the late 1970s there was a plan to build a hotel here.

A UPVC extension was added to the back of the sales building in 1992 adding the Willowtree Café. This was later demolished in 2003 and a brick-built extension was added instead.

Ord's of Amble rebranded the site to Shell with a Select branded store in 1994. They later sold the site to the Co-operative Group in around 2008 who rebranded the site back to BP and added their own branded Co-op Food store. The Willowtree Café also closed around this time.

The site rebranded to Total in 2012 before being removed a short time later in 2016, retaining the Total colour scheme. Co-operative Group then converted the site to their own-brand Co-op Petrol in 2017.

Rontec, who already owned the neighbouring site at Cawledge, purchased the Willowtree forecourt from the Co-operative Group in November 2019. They rebranded the site to Esso and added a Morrisons Daily store.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Stannington (21 miles)Services on the A1Cawledge (¼ mile)
Adderstone (13 miles)