M6, Junction 38-39; 0 mins
Mon–Sun 24 hours
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Electric car charging
Tebay sits amid the bracken-dabbled Cumbrian hills: the mothership of good motorway services. The Farmshop offers a true taste of the locale: jams made from forest fruit, homemade pies, toffees from Penrith and artisan focaccias. Order ahead and a cool bag will await.
In the Kitchen, local flavours are prized (from 70-plus producers within a 30-mile radius) and counters are piled high with delicious home-cooked food from sausage rolls to shortbread. Favourites at the filled flatbread kitchen include shawarma wraps (with lamb from the family farm) and smoky baba ganoush summer salads. Sup a Lake District coffee or fresh-squeezed juice at the picture window as children and ducks play outside. Sunny days inspire terrace BBQs and overnighters can enjoy ski-lodge chic at the Westmorland Hotel out back.
Tebay's founder sums up their local, seasonal ethos: ‘It’s a bare hillside that he’ll cross over on which he won’t find something he’ll make use of'. Come to enjoy the spoils of their labour.
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