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Old 12th January 2014, 16:12
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From 'Truck' magazine July 1979

Retreat Mohotel - A21
All the usual fry-ups - 60p to 90p
B&B 2.40

Sam's Transport Cafe - A22
All day breakfast... generous portions 60p

Enterprise Cafe - A45
Go carefully through a jumble of bungalows....
Roasts every day for lunch and dinner 60p

Priory Cafe - A433
Overnight accommodation including breakfast and parking - 3

Do we still have any of these places?
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Old 12th January 2014, 16:41
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Do we still have any of these places?
Probably not. The sleeper cab (once it was legalised) did for the many B&B places where drivers could stay, and the motorways and by-passes routed vehicles away from the usual stopping places (as well as the drivers' hours regulations altering the schedules).
Faster routes meant less need for stops, and drivers could snack in their cabs in comfort.
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Old 12th January 2014, 16:44
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Those prices are reasonable even back then.
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Old 13th January 2014, 02:31
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Nice one...

So the Enterprise Cafe was demolished in 2005 for a housing estate and the Priory Cafe is now an 'Inn' with B&B at 85
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I'd much rather sit indoors than in the cab to have a break, but of course it doesn't always work out that way.
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My favourite was the Moss Cafe just North of Carlisle on the A74 now M74, but alas it is now long gone.
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