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A14 Eastbound, Nacton, Ipswich , Suffolk , IP10 0DD
Phone 01473659140 Fax 01473659148

Just six miles from Felixstowe and only half a mile from roundabouts to the east and west You can relax in the glass atrium or Bar, and forget about the long wait to unload until early morning or tip & load and stay the night for an early start. Lorry parking for 109 at the moment on concrete and looking to add more truck bays in the future as the Docks expand

IP100DD United Kingdom
Grid ref: TM213412
X: 621300m Y: 241200m
Lat: 52:01:31N (52.0253)
Lon: 1:13:29E (1.2248)
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Hours of Business

Orwell Crossing Opened on 5/2/2004. They offer home cooked food 24 hours a day from the all day breakfast to late supper after a pint in the Bar (£2.00 for a pint of fosters or John smiths)

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Photographs supplied by owner

Webmaster Comments

I called in at this Transport Cafe “Extraordinaire” and it is a remarkable operation. Few in the UK have this standard. The service from the staff was keen; they showed interest in you the customer. I had to notice that some of the staff were young, and yet they also had this ethic, which is excellent,, I assume this comes from good in-house training.

I personally had an omelette of Ham and Mushroom, because I felt I could not eat a large meal, however the omelette was large and full of ingredients, a wonderful Omelette with side salad, presented very well and with table waiter or waitress service. This as followed up by staff asking if all was ok, they did not know who I was!

A wonderful Semi Mediterranean & Continental environment, with tables having parasols over many of them. I also noted that the continental custom of a long table, with groups really enjoying their meal and chatting to each other, also had a place in this very large serving area.

The presence of many HGV’s and white van Men/Women told its own story, there is not doubt that this Transport Café, Truck Stop, Lorry Park gets their vote!

This stop is a must for those who like a good meal at a fair price and something different to observe. If you plan to route this way, make a point of stopping here, you must NOT pass by! Other establishments would do well to try and copy this standard. It cannot fail!

The Orwell Crossing has 14 excellent showers “AND” a 7FT TV SCREEN which has to,,, “SAY ITS SPECIAL”.
Driver Report.
Dominic HGV Driver
Orwell Crossing Lorry Park. This is a very nice stop, with plenty of parking.


14 private self-contained showers
Separate showers for lady Drivers
High Resolution night vision CCTV cameras
About 250 spaces for HGV
High security Lorry Park
Restaurant 24 hour operation
Overnight Parking has Meal Voucher


Thursday’s local Music acts
Football as and when on a 7 foot giant screen