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Lunch spot near M6

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Lunch spot near M6

We will be driving from the Cotswolds to the Lake District tomorrow (Weds., June 4) and need somewhere about half way to stop for a nice sandwich or salad. We want something just a bit nicer than a cellophane-wrapped take-away. We'd like to sit for a bit, eat, and have access to a loo. We do not want to detour very far from M6 to get this -- a couple miles out of our way, but not more.

Thanks in advance.

Jennifer

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1. Re: Lunch spot near M6

Try a motorway service station if you don't mind getting ripped off.

Sorry that I can't be more helpful than that. ;-)

http://www.motorwayservices.info/list/roads

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2. Re: Lunch spot near M6

Hi,

Your post is a little vague because there no start point(SP) in the Cotswolds or destination in the "Lake District". Halfway is near Stoke on Trent.

M6 via M5 or from east?

2 stops possibly. One to eat between 1200-1400 , another one for a break.

perhaps look at

http://www.offmotorway.com/

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3. Re: Lunch spot near M6

Thanks very much for your reply. It appears the OfftheMotorway web server is down.

Maybe you have an idea for a spot, if I am more specific.

We will be taking the M6 (Moreton-in-Marsh to Penrith) and would like to stop in the vicinity of Warrington. Anywhere within a half hour north or south of Warrington along the M6 would be great.

Thanks,

Jennifer

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5. Re: Lunch spot near M6

Thanks. This was very helpful. We will probably just do a motorway services stop. We hadn't thought of that, or really even known about them.

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6. Re: Lunch spot near M6

Leave M6 at Junction 17 for Sandbach a nice old market town , some nice cafes, restaurants pubs and places for picnic ingredients if that's what you prefer

Leave M6 at Junction 19 for Knutsford another Cheshire Market town , also for Tatton Park and Mere and some good Cheshire Countryside.

Slightly further off the M6 but on the M62 at junction 9

chefandbrewer.com/pub/…

One recommended service station is at Tebay. Quite close to the Lakes if you are going that far on the M6

Not your average service station.

tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g2531938…

Edited: 04 June 2014, 09:58
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7. Re: Lunch spot near M6

It might be a bit late.

But if you've not left yet: nowhere on Europe's motorway system matches Tebay services for food quality. The food shop is actually far better (for take-away) than the restaurant, and I'd suggest grabbing a cup of coffee in the restaurant for its view, then eating takeaway elsewhere. But it's a long way from MIM to Tebay

I'd suggest it's not worth driving off the motorway if you can't wait that long. Use any services area flagged with Waitrose or M&S for takeaway: use Stafford services (which has an M&S) northbound for a reasonable (by British standards, which are among Europe's worst) amount of green picnicking space to eat it in.

Edited: 04 June 2014, 10:09
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8. Re: Lunch spot near M6

I was just about to suggest the same thing, leave at Junction 19 and find a country pub around Budworth keep on to visit the Anderton Boat Lift, lots if nice pubs along the canal. Rejoin the M6 by driving up to the M56.

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