Is your favourite stop off when travelling in the top 10?

 

Most of us stop at a motorway service station once in a while to use the toilets or grab something to eat whilst on a journey but have you ever sat and wondered whether the one you’re in would score highly or poorly if asked what you thought about it?

According to a new study, the Number 1 service station in the UK is Cobham services between junctions nine and ten on the M25. It has a fine selection of facilities available for customers to use, including a Nando’s and a launderette.

On the opposite end of the scale and coming at the bottom of the rankings were the North and South Todhills on the M6.

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Cobham Services on the M25 – the UK’s favourite pit stop according to a new study thanks to its 13 food outlets! © Copyright Gordon Griffiths and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The scores were given based on quality of service and the number of amenities available at each service station. Twenty per cent of the score was made up of ratings from the Motorway Services online website – a kind of TripAdvisor for motorway service stations.

Every service station in the UK was marked out of 100 and the top scoring Cobham managed to gain an impressive score of 97.28, with second-place Cherwell Valley on the M40 just three points behind.

Cobham services has the most food outlets of any motorway services, with 13 different options available to customers including a Carvery Express, El Mexicana, Greggs, Harry Ramsden’s, KFC, McDonald’s and a Pizza Express, as well as the already mentioned Nando’s.

It also has an M&S Simply Food and a WH Smith and boasts 4,620 parking spaces.

Third place was South Mimms services on the M25 with a score of 90.11, followed by Chester in fourth place with a rating of 88.71.

Corley services took fifth place with a rating out of 100 of 88.53 – 6th to 10th places were filled in by Fleet (M3), Exeter (M5), Wetherby A1 (M), Norton Canes (M6 TOLL) and Leigh Delamere (M4) finishing 10th with a rating of 86.96.

Eighth place Wetherby services has eight food outlets and also scored the best hotel rating on the entire list with a score of 4.5 and an overall rating of 87.38.

The most consistently high quality service station provider was Welcome Break, scoring an average ranking of 82.35 over all its sites. The average rank for all stations is 78.10.

The two lowest scoring service stations on the full list of 112 in the UK were the two Todhills in Cumbria between junctions 44 and 45. They scored poorly mainly due to the fact that they don’t have as many facilities on offer.

 

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