Discussion in 'transport' started by danny la rouge, Apr 30, 2017.
Did you pay homage to the silver swan?
I saw it doing it's thing
Gloucester services on the M5 is a holiday destination in itself...
The Newcott Chef on the 303 near Honiton was the finest stop on the road network, was sold in 2010 and became a Route-something American diner. Still pretty good tho.
I've been down the M5 many times. How come nobody told me about Gloucester services before!
I usually wait til Exeter services, which are a shit hole. I feel cheated.
There's an 'OK diner' (there's an idiot name if ever I heard one..) on the A49 at Leominster - quite good actually, and excellent with little Sproglets. Burgers are very good.
I found a services on the A1 last year where a cup of tea was still something like 70p. Truck stop type place, all Formica and shit old school signage. Fuck Waitrose.
I do think there should be a law stating that places more than 100m from the motorway aren't allowed to call themselves services though. If it's more than one roundabout away I start getting in a bad mood.
It's called Route 303 now, of course
Award-winning Gloucester Services, if you will
A service station near Bristol has been named as one of the best in the UK
Doing the North Wales and return run on a regular basis for *some* years now ...
Plus been doing some long runs for both work and private purposes, all over the place. Ranging from Inverness, Oban, Peterhead back down to Brighton / Weymouth via Norwich / Harwich and a lot of locations in between ...
On that basis: Tebay and Gloucester rank very highly in my estimation - but I will often make a slight detour to find somewhere that is *not* a motorway service station for a break and food.
This will probably give away my age - and get me ridiculed - but in years gone past I had quite a soft spot for the original "Little Chef" chain, ie when it was part of TrustHouseForte (but certainly not their current and recent incarnations).
They should add "eye-wateringly expensive" to "award-winning".
Its a bit weird. Its more middle class farmers market than service station. My g/f's parents will down that way and they often go down there to do a bit of shopping, apparently the meat is very good. I found myself in there the other day and found just buying a coffee a baffling and surprisingly difficult experience.
Just passing through Ardwick station.
On a number 11 bus in Edinburgh. Just passing the Scott Monument.
Not sure whether my view was better or worse than yours...
somewhere in east berkshire on a train that is 11 minutes late due to operational cock up somewhere.
can't be bothered to take a picture of the murkiness
I don't know - I'm sure Slough looks acceptable in the dark.
If I can't sleep at night, or sometimes even just for the sake of it early evening if I haven't been drinking, I take a drive down to Cobham services on the M25. It has a nice outdoor area overlooking a pond/lake with fountains and birds and things, a nice wood and a train line, an occasionally a train phutting along with lights on on a moonlit evening, pure romance, peac e, calm and serinety
Where on the transport network? still stuck in the eighteenth century. The last investigation was the attempt, never realised, to make a water link between the Bristol Channel at Bridgwater and the English Channel. They got as far as Tiverton and the Exe valley but then didn't pursue a link to the ship canal for Exmouth. Instead they started but didn't finish a route towards Chard and the Axe valley aiming for Seaton. Railways came along and the various waterborne projects were abandoned, leaving their only their handworked marks on the landscape.
The next one is probably the River Stort Navigation, built to get malt into London.
I enjoy asking the staff there if they sell organic, hand-reared artisan petrol.
For only £14.99 a litre they'd get you some direct from the farmer
Eurostar terminal St Pancras waiting for the 1058 to Brussels to depart.
Fuck knows how I got here.
Birds are a bit noisy though.
Are you standing on a corner?
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