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“Great burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tebay Services

Tebay Services
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Tebay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$13
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Lochwinnoch
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“Great burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Just had the only edible lunch I have ever had in a motorway service station. We were travelling southbound and stopped for lunch. I had a pork burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and relish. Fresh and stunningly good. My wife had steak and ale pie. Very generous quantity of meat and both were great value. Well done Tebay (Westmorland) folks!

  • Visited June 2014
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at Tebay Services, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
What a lovely review! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your meals, and we agree, the burgers are pretty fabulous! We hope we will be welcoming you back soon.
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful views, great shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Great stop off on the way home from Carlisle after completing the Cunbria way. Not enough in the way of vegetarian options for breakfast (well, none in fact - just one of those, have the beans and eggs instead places) which was sad given it is attached to a great artisan, local, organic food hall.

  • Visited May 2014
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at Tebay Services, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments about the offering we provide in our Farm Shops. However, we are sorry to hear that you were not happy with our restaurant’s vegetarian breakfast options. I am not sure why our usual hot vegetarian breakfast offer, which includes eggs, tomato, mushrooms, fried bread, hash browns, baked beans and toast, wasn’t available when you visited. However, there are a number of other early morning items suitable for vegetarians such as cereals, porridge and breakfast pastries available, and our Farm Shop deli counter offers a number of vegetarian products. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and we hope you will call again soon.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A service station worth going the extra mile for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We always stop at this service station when travelling north on the M6 (and it's sister when travelling south). Inside it is easy to find your way around, there's lots of natural light and natural wood giving a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

The staff are helpful and friendly, even at 4 a.m.

The food and drinks on offer is reasonably priced for a motorway service station but of a higher quality than most. We usually stop for hot chocolate and coffee - and they even do soya milk :o)

The facilities are well maintained and we have noted they have improved over the years (whereas other service stations they have simply been left to decline). The farm shop is well stocked and you can very easily get carried away with the range of goodies on offer. There is also good use of the outdoor spaces too, with a picnic area, small lake and great mountain views.

We will be back every time we pass.

  • Visited May 2014
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at Tebay Services, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Wow, what a wonderful review! We are really happy to hear how much you enjoy stopping here at Tebay, and the facilities we have on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Best services station!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stopped here on the way up to the Lake District after a recommendation from a friend, and we're so glad we did. It's completely unlike the usual services stations- instead it serves more rustic 'proper' food- I had a hotpot which was delicious, and my partner had a pie. In fact we loved it so much we made sure we stopped here for food on the way back home again! Thoroughly recommend- a refreshing change to motorway services.

  • Visited May 2014
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at Tebay Services, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review and thank you to your friend for recommending us! It is really nice to hear how much you enjoyed both your visits to us. We look forward to your next visit!
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Hexham
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“The only pleasant British motorway services I've vivited”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Most motorway services are noisy dirty overpriced unfriendly and unpleasant. Tebay is none of these - well ok it's a bit pricey, but it's so pleasant it's acceptable. It is spotlessly clean, attractive and has amazing views. The staff I came across were very friendly and the food is really good quality. The farm shop is well stocked and attractive, and no more expensive than any other I've visited. You cannot always plan stops easily when on the motorway but if you're heading northbound on the M6 towards Carlisle and need to stop, this is the best place by far. If all motorway services were like this there would be no cause for complaint about them. This is similar in many ways to the French style 'aires' .

  • Visited May 2014
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at Tebay Services, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stop with us at Tebay. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we hope to be seeing you again very soon.
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