We are a motorway services business owned by a Cumbrian farming family.
John and Barbara Dunning opened Tebay Services in 1972 after the M6 motorway was built through their farm.
They invited the world to this once-remote stretch of Westmorland to eat a good meal, enjoy a heartfelt welcome and relish the upland landscape.
Their vision is the foundation of everything we do.
We still farm lamb, Herdwick mutton and native-breed beef in the place where it all began. Our Farm surrounds Tebay Services; our livestock can be spotted in the pastures adjoining our buildings.
We have our own butchers, whose traditional skills and commitment to excellence set the standard for every other item we sell.
Our Farmshop brings together thousands of the finest foods, crafts and clothes from our locality, our region and further afield. We champion a wide community of farmers and makers and nurture a team of dedicated colleagues who share our commitment to handmade and authentic produce.
Our Kitchen serves tasty food, made from scratch just as you would make it at home. Our chefs use locally sourced real ingredients, including our home-reared beef and lamb.
When you pass through, you will know that you have arrived somewhere, not anywhere. As you catch a glimpse of our place, which we are so proud to be a part of, we hope you will feel part of it, too.
Specialist Food Retailer of the Year 2022
We are delighted to have been named Specialist Food Retailer of the Year at the Cumbria Food Awards 2022. These new awards recognise excellence in Cumbria’s food and drink industry, and the inaugural awards ceremony on 3 March at Kendal College brought together top chefs, managers, innovators and artisan producers to celebrate resilience, creativity and talent in our county. It was an honour to be recognised by the judges for championing local food and helping to put Cumbrian food producers on the national map. We’re really proud of our Farmshop and butchery teams and all the brilliant local producers who supply us.
Breakfast is served from 7am until 11:30am