The Extra Mile - An Alternative to Motorway Services


The insider’s guide to alternative and delicious places to stop along the M6

Motorway services are boring – motorways are boring – but they’re a necessary and convenient evil when you need to break the journey, especially when travelling with kids and pets. Enter the Extra Mile, a handy guide to steer you away from mediocre, expensive motorway service stations and into the arms of the UK’s best farm shops, independent cafes, cosy pubs and quirky attractions, all within striking distance of a junction.

Here at the Applestore Cafe in Scorton, we're delighted to be featured within the latest edition of this fascinating book, which thankfully provides the alternative to using overpriced services on your car journey.  Located in the beautiful walled garden and glasshouse, boasting full cafe-menu of overstuffed sandwhiches, hearty homemade soups and scrumptious cakes.

The cafe is open 9.30am- 4pm Wednesday- Sunday and there is plenty of free parking available. 

All ingredients are locally sourced and freshly prepared. 


You can view the full menu here


For those of you travelling along the M6 from the North, exit at junction 33 and follow the A6 Southwards until you see the signs for Scorton on the left. Alternatively those heading from the South can exit the M6 at Junction 32 and follow the A6 northwards through Garstang and then follow the signs to Scorton which is on on the right. Once in the village head uphill on Snowhill Lane to find eager to greet you at the top. The postcode for your sat nav is PR3 1BA.


You can buy the book here