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“Best motorway service station by miles”
Review of Tebay Services

Tebay Services
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Tebay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$13
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Our story began in 1972 when John and Barbara Dunning, local farmers, set up Tebay Services in partnership with local bakers when the new M6 cut through the Tebay Gorge. It was the first and is still the only family run motorway service station on the UK road network - a small 30 seat cafe serving home cooked, locally sourced food. Forty years on and we are still here, still family owned, still farming and still with a fierce passion for, and a pride in, our landscape, our people, our environment and its products.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Stopped here Northbound for coffee, very good. Stopped Southbound for breakfast on the way home at around 7.30 am 5th April. Good breakfast but spoilt AGAIN by a cold fried egg, cannot understand why such a good services seem to be unable to cook fresh eggs and keep them warm. Next time I will make a point of asking for a hot egg !

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for toilet and refreshments. God god toilets stinking dirty. Very smelly. On the upside Beautiful View of the hills wouldn’t recommend any food as put off by smelly toilets throughout services

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I have travelled a lot and stopped in some pretty ropey places in the UK and overseas. This is by far the most imaginative and pleasant stop for a long time, No Costa no McDonalds or the usual M-Way junk food fare but real food, Yes it not cheap but you are on the motorway. We supplmented out rather poultry pack up with some fine cheese and a couple of pies and after a week away picked up something for dinner.

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Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The cafe was amazing great sandwiches and sausage role good selection of drinks and hot drinks and the loos where clean , good WiFi , great shop with a good selection of lakes. Products .. friendly staff. To

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I would never normally review on a service station or even consider it however me, my boyfriend and two friends have just come back from a very long trip to Scotland, we stopped at many service stations along the way including Tebay, (both north and southbound) we were pleasantly surprised to find the farm shop as well as the normal service station facilities. We decided to stay for a cup of tea and I chose the have a fruit scone, my boyfriend had some soup, it was wonderful. There is lovely views from the seating area. Including a pond area full of birds and ducks. It’s a perfect place to break up a long journey.

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