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A service station that was dubbed a “filthy rat hole” and was bestowed the undesirable title of Britain’s dirtiest has turned its fortunes round. Hopwood Park, simply south of Birmingham on the M42 has now been topped the UK’s finest service station.

But it isn’t the primary time that the cease off for motorists has hit the headlines – as final 12 months it gained nationwide consideration when it was branded Britain’s dirtiest with some fairly grim critiques to match.

The new evaluation has been compiled by Moneybarn Car Finance which analysed a number of components, together with the quantity of parking areas, eating places and outlets.

The research additionally regarded on the variety of EV chargers, petrol and diesel costs and Tripadvisor critiques, to disclose the highest 10 rundown.

Hopwood Park has 460 parking areas and the typical value of electrical car charging is £0.52 per kWh.  Petrol and diesel prices 140.2p and 148.26p on common per litre, respectively.

The service station additionally has two outlets and 13 eateries – with Burger King, Chopstix Noodle Bar and KFC amongst them.

Sheffield’s Woodall southbound ranks because the UK’s second-best service station. Woodall has 18 speedy chargers for electrical autos, and the typical value for petrol and diesel automobiles is 139.4p and 148.07p per litre Woodall additionally has 12 eateries, together with Burger King, KFC, and Chopstix Noodle Bar.

This Yorkshire-based service station sits between junctions 30 and 31 and is open 24 hours, with free bathe services and a pet-friendly out of doors space.

The UK’s finest service stations in accordance with the research are revealed beneath:

  1. Hopwood Park, M42, West Midlands

  2. Woodall (Southbound), M1 (England), Yorkshire and the Humber

  3. Birchanger Green, M11, East of England

  4. Warwick (Southbound), M40, West Midlands

  5. Exeter, M5, South West

  6. Charnock Richard (Northbound), M6, North West

  7. Ferrybridge, M62, Yorkshire and the Humber

  8. Fleet (South), M3, South East

  9. Beaconsfield, M40, East of England

  10. Oxford, M40, South East

A spokesperson for Moneybarn Car Finance stated: “Acquiring a car finance deal isn’t exclusive to recreational use. It’s equally important for those who work for themselves to be able to secure a self-employed car finance arrangement.

“It lets you increase your buyer attain and journey across the nation for work. Therefore, having a very good service station in your path to refuel your automobile and your self is paramount, particularly for these longer journeys.

“We’ve looked into the data to find the best-ranked service stations across the UK. We’ve considered several factors, including parking spaces, restaurants, shops, EV chargers, EV charger prices, petrol and diesel prices, and Tripadvisor reviews, scoring them out of 10 to reveal the UK’s best service stations.”