These are the best and worst motorway services in the UK – where does your favourite come on the list?

 EXTRA service stations have come out on top in the battle of the pit stops – while Moto makes up the top three WORST in the UK.

An analysis of Google reviews has revealed which service stations has risen to the top of the pack and who offers the worst pit stops for customers.

Beaconsfield services  was the first to have a pub on site
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Beaconsfield services was the first to have a pub on siteCredit: Google
Cobham services topped the list of the UK's best
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Cobham services topped the list of the UK's bestCredit: Google

Barton Park Services, on the A1 in North Yorkshire has been ruled the UK’s worst, and is run by company Moto.

Ten miles further down the A1 comes the runner up for worst of the pit stops – as Leeming Bar was given a 3.2 rating on Google – with five being the maximum available.

Barton Park and Leeming Bar have both received lower ratings because of their general “lack of cleanliness” with many commenting the upkeep of the bathroom facilities.Both are run by Moto stations, with a third for the company coming in for the bronze spot in the worst category - Todhills station on the M6 motorway.

A spokesman for Moto said: “Google reviews are one of the many ways we listen and respond to our 120 million customers who visit our sites every year.

"We were disappointed to not see our Rugby services included in the research, which scores 4.6 out of 5 on Google reviews, making it the best service station in the UK.

"We continue to invest in upgrading, refurbishing and cleaning all our facilities, and strive to provide excellent customer service to every single visitor to Moto.”

Worst 10 UK service stations

  1. Barton Park – A1, Moto – 3.1
  2. Leeming Bar – A1, Moto – 3.2
  3. Todhills – M6, Moto – 3.7
  4. Pont Abraham, M3/M4, Roadchef – 3.8
  5. Cullompton – M5, Extra – 3.8
  6. Rownhams – M27, Roadchef – 3.6
  7. Sandbach – M6, Roadchef – 3.7
  8. Cairn Logde – M74, Westmorland – 4.2
  9. Annandale Water, M74/A74, Roadchef – 4
  10. Trowell – M1, Moto – 3.7

The best service stations have also been revealed, with Extra’s plush Cobham services coming top of the list.

On the M25 in Surrey it boasts 13 food outlets, four shops, a play area as well as a hotel on site.

Extra’s Beaconsfield services come in a close second to Cobham, on the M40 and was the first of its kind to have a pub on site.

It boasts a JD Weatherspoon’s, a Nandos, Greggs, Starbucks, McDonalds, Leon and includes a large lakeside terrace with a play area.

Beaconsfield also has a business centre attached, and a Ibis Hotel located on site as well.

The only northern station on the best reviewed list is Moto’s M6 Lancaster services in the North West.

Top 10 UK service stations

  1. Cobham – M25, Extra – 4.1
  2. Beaconsfield – M40, Extra – 4.1
  3. Peterborough – A1, Extra – 3.9
  4. Cherwell Valley – M40, Moto – 3.8
  5. Baldock – A1, Extra – 4
  6. Leigh Delamere – M4, Motor – 3.8
  7. Cambridge – A14, Extra – 3.9
  8. Reading – M3/M4, Moto – 3.8
  9. Lancaster – M6, Moto – 3.6
  10. Stafford – M6, Moto – 3.8
Leeming Bar on the A1 was rated second worst in the UK
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Leeming Bar on the A1 was rated second worst in the UKCredit: Google
Barton Park was voted the worst service station
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Barton Park was voted the worst service station

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