Last year Tina Fox, our Director in Scotland, reviewed Tebay Service Station in Cumbria. Now we can bring you great news about another motorway service station that is also run by the Dunning family. And once again this might just change your whole idea of what a service station is like!
Gloucester Services is run by the Dunning family in partnership with a local charity, the Gloucestershire Gateway Trust. Together they have formed a partnership that will see the business and local communities working closely – generating jobs, creating opportunities and investing a proportion of sales each year back into those communities.
And as soon as you arrive you will soon realise that Gloucester Services is unlike any other motorway service area you will have visited. For a start they don't have franchises. They search for outstanding local producers and work with them to give producers and customers the best produce and a taste of the surrounding landscape.
This produce is featured in the restaurant and also in the farm shop... yes this motorway service station has a farm shop! And did we mention its beehive?
Their suppliers include the stunning Cerney Cheese, delicious jams from the local Artisan Kitchen, award winning breads from Hobbs House Bakery and wait for it... delicious veggie and vegan food from the Parsnipship. Set up by Ben Moss in 2007, the Parsnipship's pies, bombs, burgers, terrines, sausages and crumbles have loyal fans across the South West and beyond. Their food always reflects the seasons and is packed with big punchy flavours!
If this has whetted your appetite find out more at www.gloucesterservices.com and if you need any more convincing to visit for a meal, just go to www.theparsnipship.co.uk and look at the wonderful veggie food that awaits you!