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    Hilton Park's nothing special. Tebay and Killington Lake are much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Hilton Park's nothing special. Tebay and Killington Lake are much better.
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    So Scooter for fleapit hotels & you for services. You been subbing for NLyUK again?
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    Is Tebay the Farmers one? That's very good - rivals the standard French fayre. All the rest should be demolished and replaced with a vending machine. Ghastly holes that they are.

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    It was all those CUK meet ups (who will bring the marital arts equipment?) that put it into 5th worst place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    ooh a connoisseur

    So Scooter for fleapit hotels & you for services. You been subbing for NLyUK again?
    Jeepers, I didn't realise her clients could afford to use service stations. Thought petrol stations and round the back of Tesco was more their thing.

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    Is Tebay the Farmers one? That's very good - rivals the standard French fayre. All the rest should be demolished and replaced with a vending machine. Ghastly holes that they are.
    Yes, that's the one. Killington Lake's southbound only and has a great view; if you're have a lengthy break and a bit of food, I'd put it ahead of Tebay.


    There's a new one on the M5 that's opened in the last couple of years at Gloucester but I haven't used it yet. Looks like another farm shop one but I'm usually trying to get past Bristol before rush hour so push on to Sedgemoor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Jeepers, I didn't realise her clients could afford to use service stations. Thought petrol stations and round the back of Tesco was more their thing.
    Oh she started you on servicing the economy clients!

    Her prestigious ones i.e. those with letters after their name not a list of convictions like to use travelodges. Apparently MF was quite a popular supplier until the hotels banned him because he broke the beds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Oh she started you on servicing the economy clients!

    Her prestigious ones i.e. those with letters after their name not a list of convictions like to use travelodges. Apparently MF was quite a popular supplier until the hotels banned him because he broke the beds.
    I heard it was because clients were leaving because they were burning their backsides on the ceiling lightbulbs.
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    From the article.....

    Overall, 92% of motorway service station customers polled were happy with their visit

    Who the hell did they ask. They are tulip, overpriced and dirty. The fact that everything costs a fortune means that motorists don't use them as often as they might or should. This leads to tired drivers staying on the motorway, when they should stop and have a brew.

    Tebay, as mentioned is ok but that's the only one I'd bother with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoredBloke View Post
    From the article.....

    Overall, 92% of motorway service station customers polled were happy with their visit

    Who the hell did they ask. They are tulip, overpriced and dirty. The fact that everything costs a fortune means that motorists don't use them as often as they might or should. This leads to tired drivers staying on the motorway, when they should stop and have a brew.

    Tebay, as mentioned is ok but that's the only one I'd bother with.
    My main requirement of a motorway service station: Does it have a toilet I can use without picking up any communicable diseases.

    If it does, I'm mostly happy.
    If it's also got a grassy area where I can let The Dog (tw) out safely for a wee, even better.
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