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Getragdogleg

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4,559 posts

68 months

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This thread topic is inevitable, it is a bit stereotypical but we all need to eat while we shuttle other folks tat about the land.

I am in far west cornwall so will kick off with a few food stops we use a lot and have found to be good.

Penzance, Sullivans cafe, right outside the Railway station next to the huge car park, does brekfasts and lunches, over night stops in the main carpark are possible so long as you get up and gone early.

St Erth, just outside of Hayle on the A30, Frankies Diner, an ex Unigate works canteen that was turned into a public cafe when Unigate packed up. It is good for luches and you can park artics outside.

Scorrier, A30, near Chiverton cross roundabout, It is a truck stop that has been goin for years, overnight parking in the rough yard and some over night facilities, good food.

We also stop off in Avonmouth Truckstop quite a lot, it is far enough away from home to be right about when we need to stop on a break plus the food is pretty good.

Cartgate, A303, the diner there was quite good but I think It has been removed or is being rebuilt at the moment, we have been running up the M4/5 recently so have not been up the 303 for a while.

If I think of any more I will post them up.

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

115 months

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I can only comment on Lymm Services.

They do the job.

Tommy Saxondale

1,300 posts

79 months

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Unlikely anyone will ever be in the proximity of this one, but Nanna's Kitchen Newton Aycliffe Industrial estate (A167/Darlington exit on A1) do an excellent breakfast!




Cobalt Blue

67 posts

81 months

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My thread has arrived - I love a good fry-up biggrin

On my way to Portsmouth early on Sunday; A34, M3, M27 and looking for a greasy close-ish to Pompey for that last gut-busting breakfast before the 24h ferry trip. I'll be driving a fully-laden Volvo estate

Life Saab Itch

37,053 posts

73 months

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I'm with Baz on this. Lymm will be hard to beat on price and quality.

You're guaranteed to find a parking spot too with 700 odd truck spaces. smile
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timbob

1,875 posts

137 months

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Getragdogleg said:
Scorrier, A30, near Chiverton cross roundabout, It is a truck stop that has been goin for years, overnight parking in the rough yard and some over night facilities, good food.
Smokey Joe's?

Used to regularly head up there for a fry up whilst I was studenting down in Truro smile

Getragdogleg

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4,559 posts

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timbob said:
Getragdogleg said:
Scorrier, A30, near Chiverton cross roundabout, It is a truck stop that has been goin for years, overnight parking in the rough yard and some over night facilities, good food.
Smokey Joe's?

Used to regularly head up there for a fry up whilst I was studenting down in Truro smile
Yup, Smokey joes, I feel daft now for forgetting to put the name in the OP.

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

115 months

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Life Saab Itch said:
I'm with Baz on this. Lymm will be hard to beat on price and quality.
Showers, Wi-Fi, a pub, a half-decent canteen, a McDonald's, a barber, a CB Radio/beaded seat cover shop, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a Coffee Nation machine in the WH Smiths shop and, more recently, a Gregg's too.

What more could you want?

Getragdogleg

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4,559 posts

68 months

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Cock Womble 7 said:
What more could you want?
Working locks on the toilet doors ?


Cartgate is the worst place for that problem.

Group N

629 posts

88 months

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Getragdogleg said:
Cock Womble 7 said:
What more could you want?
Working locks on the toilet doors ?


Cartgate is the worst place for that problem.
He honest, that`s why you go there smile

Getragdogleg

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4,559 posts

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Group N said:
Getragdogleg said:
Cock Womble 7 said:
What more could you want?
Working locks on the toilet doors ?


Cartgate is the worst place for that problem.
He honest, that`s why you go there smile
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rumple

4,464 posts

36 months

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eccalfechan truckstop [ ill have spelt that wrong} is a good one just off the m74 south of lockerbie, the northbound bp services on the a19 south of stockton on tees does a massive fry up for 4.50 as well

GC8

14,998 posts

75 months

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My favourite has gone now: the Green Bus at Ambergate. Im the Simon in 'The Big Simon' - the biggest breakfast Ive ever seen, with all the tea and toast you could manage for a fiver.

Switch

3,356 posts

60 months

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Wednesday 14th March 2012 quote quote all
this thread is very relevant to my interests (and waist line)

One Amp Andy

1,013 posts

75 months

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Friday 16th March 2012 quote quote all
There's a half decent butty van behind the lorry park on the M62 eastbound Hartshead Moor services. It's just through the service road barrier next to the recovery company depot. Not daft prices either.

Johnnytheboy

10,197 posts

71 months

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Getragdogleg said:
Cock Womble 7 said:
What more could you want?
Working locks on the toilet doors ?


Cartgate is the worst place for that problem.
Cartgate is where I saw the best bit of toilet-rendezvous-related graffiti ever.

Someone had left their details and said they'd like to meet people "in TV gear"" on Thursdays.

Underneath someone had written:

"What? Like someone off Doctor Who?"

Changedmyname

10,043 posts

66 months

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Heading into Wales ,or out there's Dinkies Diner they a f/o breakfast.
I no longer drive 7.5 tonne trucks but still stop there.

dowahdiddyman

952 posts

96 months

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Truckhaven at j35 of the M6,
Saltbox just of the A50 at the A511 junction,
PJ`S just of the A50 on the A515 for Lichfield.
Buttie van on the A515 outside Darley Moor racetrack, excellent food,coffee,very clean and owned by a really decent couple. Just leave bleedin room on the layby for my truck.

Edited by dowahdiddyman on Sunday 18th March 08:22

GC8

14,998 posts

75 months

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Really? I thought that the buttyvan at Darley Moor was pretty average.

rumple

4,464 posts

36 months

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Stopped at red moss this week, no trucks, all locked up, has it shut, anyone know
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