Hot-smoked dill salmon, miniature mixed game pie, Old Peculier and Blue Swaledale cheeses, sundried tomato-stuffed green olives, baked-today chunky bread, Earl Grey/Green Tea mustard, entertainingly rough South African Shiraz.

Fan-ruddy-tastic, I tell you. Bought at… wait for it… Tebay Service Station on the M6.

It’s the only privately-owned motorway services in the UK. It’s like all the other services, only with ducks, friendly staff who care, and one of the best delis around. Yes, the latter is a bit unexpected, but it turns out to be well worth the trip. It’s one of the few things I’ll miss about zipping up and down between Leeds and Glasgow.

One Reply to “Bliss”

  1. Yeap, many a time on my trips up with the Ventures for a week of hillwalking, or transporting “stuff” between Yarrows and other non-specific locations, would we drop in. Didn’t realise it was privately owned, but that explains the excellent service, food, and ducks 😉

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