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Wyboston services


A1 southbound between Biggleswade and Huntingdon

Signposted from the road.


MK44 3AA

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Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.

Better known as the 'zig-zag petrol station'; Wyboston is known for its distinctive roof.


Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Outdoor Space: Small grass area next to McDonald's; public footpath connections Forecourt: Welcome Break, Londis, Greggs, Costa Express, LPG, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars at both facilities. No HGV or overnight parking is available.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Wyboston Service Station Southbound
Great North Road
MK44 3AA

Trivia and History

Looking at a BP forecourt with a flat roof.
The old forecourt roof, pictured in 2010.

A short distance south of here is the notorious Black Cat Roundabout, which has its own unsigned service area on the opposite side of the road.

The site opened in the late 1980s with a Mobil filling station and AJ's family restaurant, both operated by M Kamper Services.

It was announced in 1989 that the A1 would be replaced by a motorway. When AJ's sold the restaurant to McDonald's in 1995, they said the branch needed a more powerful operator to negotiate with the government over the new road. McDonald's demolished the building and replaced it with a new-build drive-thru the following year; the motorway proposal was dropped in 1997.

The forecourt was sold to Q8 in late 1990 before the site was acquired by BP in the late 1990s. The filling station was later acquired by The Carsley Group, who rebuilt the forecourt in 2013 with the new zig-zag roof replacing a long, thin one and adding a Londis store and Subway concession.

The Carsley Group sold the forecourt to Applegreen in 2018, with the shop rebranding to the Applegreen brand. In November 2018, Applegreen purchased a significant stake of Welcome Break. One of the trade-offs of the purchase was that Wyboston would eventually be re-branded Welcome Break, and adjusted to reflect the rest of their estate.

Welcome Break officially took control during the summer of 2021 and refitted the shop, rearranging the layout inside. The Subway store then closed in December 2021 and was replaced by a new Greggs store, which opened on 11 February 2022. The site was officially de-branded from bp on 1 April 2023, later gaining Welcome Break branding and a new Londis store during summer 2023.


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