For anyone on the road heading to (or from) Scotland, Tebay services (Westmorland Farm Shops) on the M6 is the place to stop. It’s Britain’s only privately owned motorway service station and you really notice a difference. The food is way nicer for starters, and it has a much more homely atmosphere than the enterprisey corporate blandness of all the other places.
I’m writing this post from the above establishment, where we’ve stopped off for a meal en route to Scotland for a week’s holiday. We’ll be getting some much needed rest as well as celebrating my granny’s birthday on Tuesday. She will be 91.