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Many motorists who use the Motorways search in vain for a good pub, hotel or restaurant which is just 5 minutes off a motorway junction, for coffee, a pit-stop or meal and peaceful break.

Hugh Cantlie has solved this need by personally visiting every entry in the guide over the years and selecting only those which matched his personal criteria of a friendly welcome, good food and a cheerful atmosphere.

Many of them have bedrooms so are handy places to stay near a motorway and mention is made if they are a children and dog friendly country pub.

Filling Stations on roads from the motorways are shown for cheaper fuel and there is a list of nearby Places of Interest to visit after a leisurely meal.

Drivers with trailers or caravans are advised whether they can park and sportsmen with their equipment are welcome as it should be more secure.

The updated e-book version of the 11th edition available here will be current over the summer and autumn.

Near the Motorways is indeed the definitive guide to motorways for attractive alternatives to Service Stations.




“Get this book and keep it in your car.”

“Hugh Cantlie has devoted himself to removing the gamble of getting off the motorway to find food.”

“Five best places to break the Journey.”

“You’ll make back what the guide costs through the savings you’ll make in pub meals.”

“My own personal experience – on trips to the Lake District and to Gatwick Airport – prove the book is fabulous.”

“Lively watercolour sketches of pubs and restaurants breathe life into this handy glove-box guide.”

“This latest version has been totally overhauled.”

“A handy guidebook for those who are often on the road.”

“Sick of being ripped off at soulless Service Stations?”

“Service Station? No thanks – so we are pleased to note that a new edition has just been published.”

“If you ever find yourself driving down the M1 with hungry passengers, invest in Near the Motorways.”

“Ideal size for keeping in your glove box.”

“Near the Motorways provides an invaluable guide to the best UK refreshment stops within five minutes of the motorway.”

“Take Breaks Near the Motorways with you the next time you whizz up the M90 or down the M11.”

“Excellent alternatives to the generic Welcome Breaks and their ilk.”

“There are dozens of guidebooks to Britain, but here is one that is new and really useful.”

“Breaks Near the Motorways is almost a dream come true.”

“It may spare you the sins of rage and despair when confronting your fellow travellers en masse.”

“Hugh Cantlie has rescued us from the dubious delights of service stations with his book.”

“This publication will become an essential addition to your glove box.”

“Illustrated with very clear maps and charming illustrations this is a very handy publication and an ideal gift too.”

“Near the Motorways is a compact and easy to use guide on quality but budget-conscious eateries away from the motorway rush.”

“I used this book on a recent trip down the M5 and was highly impressed.”

“Anybody who has had to endure a limp, overpriced sandwich at a motorway service station will bless the handy glove-box sized book.”


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