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Travelling this stretch of the M1 a couple of times a week (each way) I really understand the frustration of the 50mph motorway restraining order. I can’t say that I stop that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In serious need of a refurbishment! Luckily this was a quick pit-stop to use the facilities but everything about the place sceams outdated.....should have carried on a bit further to one of the newer / bigger places rather than sitting in a hot car to have a drink. Wasn't much of a rest.

Thank Jessica W
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelling this stretch of the M1 a couple of times a week (each way) I really understand the frustration of the 50mph motorway restraining order. I can’t say that I stop that often at the Watford Gap Services, other than in a RTC backlog situation where a comfort break is necessary or a calorific top up forces me to stop.... More 

Thank jpcheshire2016
Rugby, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special but just what you expect. No fancy food or trendy shops. Stop, get out, get coffee.... get back to the motorway.

Thank Trevor Q
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,375 reviews
809 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watford Gap was one of the earlier Service Areas to be built, and tends to be a name that is well known when travelling. Reviews are not good and certainly more recently built areas have better facilities. However, it does serve a purpose and there is a fair selection of eating choices. Restroom facilities are adequate. Our visit was, however,... More 

Thank bsandrs
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped on a trip home from Sheffield. I had forgotten how small his place is compared to many of the newer services. The toilets were OK with soap in the dispenser. I bought a Big Mac Meal and coffee from McDonald's for £4.69. There is also a WHSmith and there are a few other eating places. It is good... More 

Thank KevinRayment
London, United Kingdom
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1,134 reviews
609 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The M1 is definitely not my favourite motorway as it tends to always have loads of roadworks and traffic. I would try to avoid rush hours if possible

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Sitting in roadworks (though nothing seems to be happening as per normal) and traffic again. Not a pretty motorway. Nothing I look at.

Thank Samantha U
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Travelled down the M1 on Sunday and was extremely frustrated with the amount of variable speed limits, went on for what seemed miles and miles. Understand that for safety reasons when road works are in place but it seemed to be stretches that weren't under any form of road works, and with the volume of traffic it made for a... More 

Thank colin m
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Can't agree these reviews. Admittedly the car park is untidy, and the bays and turning area are small, the toilets a bit out of the way, but we remember it from about 30 years ago, and my what an improvement. I didn't think the food was that expensive, and there was a waitress clearing and washing tables all the time.... More 

Thank Meg107
Wingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We stopped on the M1 whilst travelling Nirth and were very disappointed with the Watford Gap Services. Whilst the large car park offered a welcome break the refreshments left much to be desired. The choice was poor, the food prices were astronomical and the service was poor. I asked for a slice of lemon with my tea - after a... More 

Thank Keith J

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