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
Don't use them then!
Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 00:15
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
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
I once saw a book called Just off the Motorway. It covered a similar topic.
Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 11:39
Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 12:26
In an ordinary pub in Twickenham the other week, Two Pints of Kronenburg £8.30
Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 20:36
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
once in swansea a large glass of white wine £5..80p could not believe it
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 18:31
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
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
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