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Lost 1k playing on the fruit machine, never won once, machine is rigged - payout rate is pathetic.
Adam, Mon 11 Aug 2014
Not so much a service area than a "pits" stop. This place is truly awful! The gents toilet was manky and smelly, light fittings were hanging off the roof, air vents were blocked with material I do not want to imagine and "hygiene" is a concept yet to arrive in Durham. The only positive was that the lady in the shop was charming and very helpful. As for the rest of it, the best advice is to stop at the Washington services!
eric donaldson, Mon 13 Jan 2014
Stop briefly to use the facilities and was jumped on for parking on the coach bay. The car park couldn't accommodate the van and that's only for cars. HGV section is only for HGV which the van isn't so told cant stop there Threatened with a ticket for moto not being accommodate our van! Way to get customers moto, we left and took our custom to welcome break! Another off the list!
Jhm logistics ltd, Tue 23 Jul 2013
All I can say about these services is abysmal. The gents toilets stink, at least 3/4 of the sinks have no soap in and one of the taps has been broken for at least 5 months. They clearly don't care about this service station.
Nathan Robinson, Sun 14 Apr 2013
Unpleasanly overcrowded. And fruit machines blocking entrance to the loos!!
Anonymous, Mon 8 Oct 2012
One of our drivers paid the usual excessive rate to park up on this motorway service station in is HGV vehicle overnight on what is supposed to be a safe and secure place! He woke up to find all his diesel had been syphoned out of his tanks!!! ALL Truckers Avoid this Services!!!!!!!!!
Acorn Transport, Wed 15 Aug 2012
i told friends i meet up with them for acoffee here as they live at catterick , thought it was good meeting point in between ,,,, didnt see any signs about how long you can park for free ,, after spending acouple of hours and loads of money in the restaurant ,,on coffees and meals ,,, was totaly shocked to get a parking fine through the door for Ã‚Â£50 ,,, for parking to long ,,,, you think when your in there spending your money they let you park for more then 2 hours .....turn out to be a very expensive cup of coffe
D WARD, Mon 28 May 2012
Dont go to the burger company bar!! just short of Ã‚Â£27 for 3 large meals and it was awfall
mark, Sun 11 Jul 2010
Be very careful here - I stopped for 5 mins to use facilities and came back to find my car had been broken into. No CCTV on carpark, and resulting police visit informed me the services are notorious for it
Liam, Sun 14 Feb 2010
Special thank's go to stella and denise in the restaurant, sorry if the name's are incorrect. I ordered the mixed grill and it was cooked how i liked it, oh the service was exellentthank you.
paul grant, Sun 18 Oct 2009
The services are difficult to get to, having to leave the motorway and join busy local roads. Then getting back onto the motorway northbound means having to turn right across a busy road on leaving the (far too small) car park. Better to carry on to Washington services.
Malcolm Coghill, Fri 29 May 2009
Disgusted with amount of flies in restaurant area at 11am on Friday 11th July 2008. All over ceiling and lights, also even worse, two flying about inside the lid covering the doghnuts. How can this be allowed? Will never stop there again and have told friends and family also.
Janette Littleton, Wed 16 Jul 2008
may i as a coach driver thank your staff very much for their kindness during my stay at durham south i only used your facilities once in order not to abuse your excellent facilities.the staff was concerned that i had slept overnight on the coach white coach marked with national express when i was in the hotel.please can you pass my thanks onto them
carl jones, Fri 21 Mar 2008
One of the worst breakfasts I've ever encountered in many,many years. Overcooked, dried our bacon, brittle hash browns, last weeks (maybe) sausages. Don't go there....
Anonymous, Wed 20 Dec 2006
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