motorway services

Started by: PeterP (8414)

Dont know how they stop open,getting even dearer.£2-40 for a small coffee,£4 for a sandwich,£6-00 for a hot meal plus £1 for bread and butter or extras like beans,tomatoes.Petrol £1-43 a litre

Started: 31st Jul 2011 at 22:02

Posted by: tonker (23286) 

Don't use them then!

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 00:15

Posted by: PeterP (8414)

I dont I stop to stretch my legs and a fag break for missus. If I need any thing I come off the motorway and go to the nearest town or supermarket get what I want then get back on too the motorway

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 08:44

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

In the 1980's, of course, somewhat less motorway then, I had a wonderful little book called:

'Just off the Motorway'

It listed, for every motorway junction, all the facilities within two miles: eating,pubs, fuel, recreation, shopping and stuff worth seeing etc.

It was good having this stuff in book form, I planned my motorway journeys taking in interesting places and eateries etc. Never used motorway services again!

I don't think a book like this could now compete with electronic media.

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 10:37
Last edited by priscus: 1st Aug 2011 at 13:53:26

Posted by: tonker (23286) 

I once saw a book called Just off the Motorway. It covered a similar topic.

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 11:39

Posted by: legion (inactive)

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 12:26

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Thanks tonker: error corrected.

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 13:54

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

In an ordinary pub in Twickenham the other week, Two Pints of Kronenburg £8.30

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 20:36

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 20:46

Posted by: billy (26053) 

i have always used truck stops off the motorways. excelent value.dont like being ripped off, it aint in my makeup.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2011 at 11:23

Posted by: bumper (311)

once in swansea a large glass of white wine £5..80p could not believe it

Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 18:31

Posted by: kayleigh (1161)

If we have to use them I take our food and drinks with us.
we only use the loos.

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 19:36

Posted by: baker boy (15541)

the strensham services have a mcdonalds near the m50 /m5 interchange thats the only services in the uk that i use,other than truck stops.france is even worse ,paid £10 for a small pizza in 1997,the last time other than using the "loos" i ever bought food in france.germany does,nt have services other than using the ausgang sign .where unsurprisingly there are a large number of mcdonalds very close by.

Replied: 8th Nov 2011 at 06:33

Posted by: billy (26053) 

there aint one to better the other.
all the same.
use truck stops, they are close to the motorways.

Replied: 14th Nov 2011 at 08:50


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