The Extra Mile
By Alastair Sawday
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, here 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.
The Extra Mile offers a dependable list of independent and brilliant outlets, beautiful countryside and delicious food worthy of a short detour. They’re all hand selected and no more than 15 minutes’ drive from a junction so you can add a bit of magic to your journey while supporting local businesses.