1 night stopover on A1 south

Discussion in 'England' started by lou020, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. lou020

    lou020 Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    huddersfield
    anyone know of a 1 night stopover around newark / grantham/ stafford area(or a little farther south).
    it could be a pub or layby or services, we dont mind paying but would'nt be arriving till 7pm ish.
    we fancy calling at duxford museum on our way south to Austria so will set off 1 day earlier to try out the new (to us) chieftain.
     
  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,233
    Likes Received:
    34,426
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    • Like Like x 1
  3. TheCaller

    TheCaller Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,818
    Likes Received:
    2,158
    Location:
    Lincs
    If the A1 layby is full, another one near Newark popular with lorries for an overnight stop is
    http://goo.gl/maps/00Whu
    It's on the A46, so a little less overnight traffic than the A1 & there is a bit of an earth bank between you & the road to cut the noise. If it's full, there's one on the other carriageway as well. Doesn't matter which one you end up in, as you've got to go up & turn round in the morning anyway, even if you are in the first one.

    Further south, near Peterborough, you could try Stibbington Diner.
    http://goo.gl/maps/QavUd

    There is another layby just north of Stibbington, formed when the A47 bypassed Wansford. It looks nice, on the banks of the river Nene, but last time I stopped to make a cup of tea on a summer's evening, I got the impression that the services on sale from the van parked up there didn't include tea! It did look as if security was provided though. :RollEyes:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. cruiser

    cruiser Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,930
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Location:
    northampton
    or you can try the Newark cattle market on the next r/bout from Brownhills.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. keith

    keith Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,258
    Likes Received:
    1,612
    Location:
    Ecclefechan
    Try the Sibson Inn, use to be a CS site so they have Dump and a nice grassy area next to the bar.

    http://tinyurl.com/k6au9at

    It's closer to Peterborough so may be too far for you, but a good stop off.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. lou020

    lou020 Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    huddersfield
    i used to stop there years ago, when i had to drive the truck.
    i thought trucks etc had been banned from using it.
    thanks for the info though
    thanks i'll have a look at that one
     
  7. Rayb182

    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,483
    Likes Received:
    1,609
    Location:
    Great Bentley
    Just off the A1, towards Castle Bytham, at Morkery Wood in the woods nice quiet sleepyspot,
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. wanderer

    wanderer Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    379
    Location:
    huntingdon
    Try Seven Wives pub in St . Ives its a Britstop and convenient for Duxford
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. lou020

    lou020 Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    huddersfield
    We tried the one at wandsford and it was packed full of trucks,, we ended up going down to Peterborough services,, should be £22 but the pay machines have been broken since October ,, so the lady at wh smiths told us it was free parking... Nice result with the money we saved we had full brekkie each,,,,and they managed to only charge us for 4 brekkies rather than 5.. Nice result
     

Share This Page