The Barton Lorry Park is on the busy A1 in North Yorkshire near Richmond. It is just by Junction 56, just one junction north of where the northern Pennine A66 road from Penrith joins the busy A1. Hence is a useful and popular stopping point for HGV drivers.
It’s a bit run down and certainly in need of a lick of paint or a makeover, but it’s a good old school truckstop which will offer you the chance to get a good hot meal and a shower, and park for the night if need be.
The café area is a little walk away from the main parking area – which is desperately in need of resurfacing – and in between there is a petrol station – selling diesel with good access for lorries.
This has a typical petrol station shop selling a wide ranges of snacks and other useful items for those on the road
The small breakfast starts at £4.99 and will give you two sausages, two rashers of bacon, a fried egg, baked beans and a slice of fried bread.
Next up in size is the large breakfast which for an extra pound will double up on the eggs and add tomatoes and hash brown.
Finally, there is the Mega breakfast which comes with three sausages, two rashers of bacon, two eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash brown and fried bread and a tea or coffee and is priced at £6.99. You can also enhance your breakfasts with extra items all priced at 90p a go.
There is also the Omelette breakfast for £3.99 which is an omelette served with tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, toast and fried bread.
Breakfast butties are also available, and these are either sausage or bacon with a fried egg for £3 or both bacon and sausage with the egg for just £3.49.
If you don’t fancy a cooked breakfast, or just don’t have the time to wait for it to be cooked, then bowls of cereals start from £1.09.
The Barton Lorry Park offers plenty of main meal options, all very affordable. For £4.99 you can order roast chicken with mashed potatoes or chips and a choice of veg, the all-day breakfast brunch, sausage and mash in a Yorkshire pudding, scampi and chips, crispy chicken and chips and the pie of the day – served with mashed potatoes or chips.
Lasagne and chips or fish and chips are both priced at £5.99. Ham, egg and chips, chilli fries or two sausages with egg and chips are all on the menu at £3.99. There are daily specials on offer – see the blackboard by the counter for details.
The site also offers a range of burgers – all of which come served with chips. They include a beefburger and onions for £4.99, cheeseburger for £5.49, a chicken burger at £4.99 and a chicken, bacon and tomatoes burger also for £4.99. You can add cheese and bacon for an extra pound.
Simple baked beans on toast, cheese on toast, two eggs on toast or mushrooms on toast are all priced at £2.79. Toast or bread and butter on its own is 69p a slice of 99p for two slices.
A portion of chips is £1.29 while cheesy chips are £1.49. Gravy is 25p and extra beans is 90p.
They also sell
Hot sandwiches on offer include cheese and onion or cheese, ham and tomatoes for £1.99 while a bacon or sausage sandwich on their own are £2.49 each and you can add chips for an extra £1.29.
Drivers can add a chocolate, jam sponge or sticky toffee pudding to their meal for an extra £1.49, and they come with or without custard.
A mug of tea is £1.69, while coffee is £1.99. a glass of milk is £1.59, Oasis fruit drinks are £2.49 and bottled drinks – Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Fanta – are all £1.99 each as is a bottle of mineral water.
The café is open from 0630 to 2100 on Mondays to Thursdays and on Fridays it’s open 0630-2000. It is also open on Saturdays and Sundays from 0900 until 1530.
Parking costs £12.50 for 24 hours or for £14 it comes with a £3.50 meal voucher. Showers are £1 per token. There is also free wi-fi.
Strategically this Truckstop is in a good place with plenty of passing traffic on the A1 and A66 all likely to use its services and facilities