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12 Favourite Roadside Cafes & Pubs

I think it's fair to say we like a good favourites list at Freightlink. Here are 12 of the best roadside cafes and pubs as recommended by our driving friends at TruckNetUK.

Chippenham Pit Stop - M4 Junction 17

"I don’t get about much nowadays but The Pit Stop at junction 17 M4 was always tidy, clean with good hot food and good portions too. Okay it wasn’t cheap but still good value I reckon." Bald Bloke

"Love the food there. Not cheap but high quality and sensible portions. In the shop they also sell some lovely local meat. The mixed grill selection and quality is great and easy to cook in the lorry." Switchlogic

A1 Truckstop Diner - Grantham, NG33 5JN

"The A1 Truckstop Diner has to be mine. I have been stopping here for years and never been disappointed. Very friendly staff, great portions and a second cup of tea or coffee free. A good choice and some great breakfasts." Markyboy1008

Junction 29 Truckstop - Chesterfield M1, S42 5SA

"Truckstop is very nice with a good shop too. Very good service too. Was in J29 recently and the chilli con carne was lurvly! Clean place too lots of room." TiredAndEmotional

Cedar Transport Cafe - Grantshouse, TD11 3RP

"Not cheap but good home cooked food." Robroy

Carole's Cafe - A57

"A short distance over Dunham bridge on left hand side towards lincoln. Sit in portakabin in large secluded layby. Large menu, fresh cooked, everything has good prices." Notimetoulouse

Doug's Diner - Penrith

"It's as good as the rest if not better. Went in one morning last week for 2 bacon, 2 eggs, beans, hash brown, bread buttered and a pot of tea (makes 3 to 4 cups) - £5." Punchy Dan

Horseshoe Cafe - Inchture

"Cracking home cooked food with free parking for about 10 lorries." Scottie0011

Six Hill's Cafe - Leicester

"A great brekkie - full monty, 2 toast and tea, about a 5iver." m.a.n rules

Other recommendations include

"There's a cafe between Huerza and Jaca just south of the Pyrenees. I always stop there without fail every week, top notch food and the perfect cup of tea." AndrewG

"Smokey Joe's of Cornwall - love their T-Bone steaks (mostly covered by a parking ticket). PJM - all the food is top notch and included in parking. Red Moss Hotel - decent food and included in parking" $$$

Where is your favourite truck / van driver friendly pub or cafe? Let us know

08 December 2017

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