Watling Street (A5), Four Crosses, Cannock, West Midlands , Staffordshire , WS11-1SB
Phone 01543 466 868
The Hollies Truck Stop Transport Cafe with HGV Lorry Park is located on the A5 trunk road (1 minute from junction 12 on the M6) on the east side of the M6. Driving east from the M6 for some hundreds of yards it’s on the near side, big lorry park available.
Advance parking booking (account customers only) text or call : 07799 537 530
Sat Nav (Satellite Navigation) GPS (Ground Positioning Satellite)
Postcode details are WS11-1SB which is about 100yds out on google map and may be on your sat nav itself, but heck,, what’s a hundred yards when a good nosh up is waiting! PLEASE NOTE that this cafe is on the sat nav download of POI files (points of interest) available on this website, get them now free!
Lounge Bar area
Washing Machines & drying facilities
Showers and wash Facilities
Modern clean facilities
Wi Fi Zone
WiFi available in the Cafe area free of charge
Transport Cafe Hours of Business
Opening on a MONDAY at 06.00hrs through to Saturday at 20.00hrs close. Then Sunday hours are 06.00hrs until 22.00hrs close. Reopen Monday and the circle of times starts again. CLOSED Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Lorry Park, Parking (NOW MOSTLY RE-SURFACED)
Security Fencing now installed.
Overnight HGV charges £13 for 24 hours after 2 free hours
With a £6.00 meal voucher £19.00
Cab only charges £6.00
Cars vans up to 3.5 tons £6.00
Change overs £6.00 Security Guard on premises
Phone for weekend details or other
The Hollies Truck Stop offers quite a large area for HGV lorry Parking. The surface is slowly being improved as part of an ongoing plan. Security guards monitor the site. (dated March 2008).
Coaches regularly use this stop at weekends for their passengers, who enjoy the good food and value it offers. Being available in all weathers day and night near 7 days a week is the wonder of this operation, long may it continue, there are few such operations left in the UK.
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The Hollies Transport Cafe Truck Stop & Lorry Park History
The Hollies Transport Cafe serving drivers since World War two, Gregory Peck the famous actor, dined here in 1950.
The Hollies Transport Cafe Truck Stop is a golden oldie, essentially a classic,, the sound file with this is from another classic “Hill Street Blues”,,,, knowing both well enough I think they go well together. After some near 70 years of being a Cafe this has to be a record,, and personally I would like to thank all those who have been owners for keeping this classic Transport Cafe alive over all these years.
Records show that this was operating as a Cafe for travellers before 1933, reference a newspaper clipping that shows the Cafe was sold in that year as a cafe, so this may be the longest continuous service, Transport Cafe in the UK, really quite remarkable.
24/7 is a standard that many just cannot provide. The cost of all hours operation is not small, which is why few make this standard. The meals are large and true transport cafe prices. My travels over the Uk coupled with talking to drivers all over, have this Cafe logged in my head as the most well known Transport Cafe there is, possibly because of its position and unstinting service to the Lorry Driver. Today in 2012 it has been refurbished and is great for coach passengers, those who have eaten here can testify to the quality of the food.
I called in at this cafe for egg and chips with a slice and mug of tea in September 2008 (and quite a few more times over the years (from about 1960 to present day)). Really good chips and nice eggs,, the bread was moist and thick sliced making you want more, you know how it is!
July 2013 and this Truck Stop Transport Cafe has moved forward massivly with a complete refurbishment which is wonderful to see. The Food is excellent, terrific value for money.
The historical details for this cafe are quite unique making it stand out from others. Running any Truck Stop Transport Cafe 24/7 was and is a severe challenge, as it is for any business, be it the business is a PPC company or other kind of company. Such operations need to cast a broad net for custom, because transport alone cannot generally support the overheads for long operational hours staff plus security as this operation does.
I mention this too assist drivers who may on RARE occasions, just may, feel disadvantaged if the general public also use such facilities,, however in order to provide a service over all the hours a long distance HGV driver or WVM can need, we have to appreciate the economic needs of these Transport Cafes. Without extra customers it would to often be more than difficult to exist for the professional driver at all hours! I mention this not specifically for the Hollies, but for all operations in the UK. So on behalf of those drivers who call at odd hours, a big thank you to the Hollies,, Thank you! Running any Truck Stop Transport Cafe 24/7 was a severe challenge, as it is for any business, this one is now slightly less, but still excellent hours.