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Last year you helped raise over £625,000.
This year we’re hoping to raise even more!
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Autumn Hotels

Be our guests this Autumn!

Get out and enjoy the best of Autumn with a Welcome Break hotel. You can book family rooms from as little as £29!

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Pret a Manger South Mimms

Pret opens at South Mimms!

Organic coffee and delicious freshly prepared handmade natural food. Pret has arrived at Welcome Break South Mimms.


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24 hour brands

Here for you day and night

Our Starbucks, WH Smith stores and forecourts are open 24/7 at all motorway sites.

Starbucks, Forecourts and WH Smith

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Chopstix opens at Birchanger!

Welcome Break are pleased to offer Chopstix, the UK’s fastest growing accessible Oriental restaurant, at our Birchanger Green site.


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With great value hotels nationwide, there’s always somewhere to stay on your journey. Perfect places to rest, relax and recuperate.

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Our Brands

  • Tossed

    At Tossed we believe healthier eating is about following a balanced diet that includes fresh veggies, powerful protein, low GI carbs and the occasional treat as a reward!

    OPEN 7AM - 7PM
  • Ed's Easy Diner
    Ed's Easy Diner

    Ed’s Easy Diner serves a slice of 1950’s Americana. Quality food, service with a smile and fun retro interior all soundtracked by classic hits from an unforgettable era. Now open at South Mimms.

    OPEN 6AM - 10PM
  • Pret A Manger
    Pret A Manger

    In 1986, Pret opened the doors of its very first shop. A shop with a mission. A mission to create, handmade, natural food.

    OPEN 6AM–10PM
  • Waitrose

    At Waitrose we combine the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise of a specialist shop. Above all, we take pride in the freshness and quality of our food.

    OPEN 7AM - 10PM
  • KFC

    At KFC we’re delighted to offer you the nation’s favourite chicken, freshly prepared in store every day.

    OPEN 11AM - 10PM
  • Starbucks

    Since 1971, Starbucks have been searching the world over for the finest green coffee beans – those that represent the very best in skilled horticulture and regional flavour.

  • deli2go

    Welcome to deli2go. Whether you fancy a hot panini, a fruity smoothie or a good old BLT, deli2go, available at most Shell stations, always means great food on the move.

  • Children in need
    Children in need

    Welcome break is proud to support BBC Children in Need. Keep you eye out for Pudsey Bear as he loves having his picture taken, so why not tweet us a #PudseySelfie?

  • Days Inn
    Days Inn

    Family rooms from £29 a night. Free unlimited Wi-Fi in all rooms. 24 hour reception & free parking. Days Inn at Welcome Break offer great value hotel accommodation.

  • Ramada

    Fully licensed hotels with restaurant and full English buffet breakfast. A selection of bedrooms inc Family & Executive rooms. All rooms feature Hypnos beds, Hot drinks tray & FREE unlimited wifi.

  • WH Smith
    WH Smith

    WHSmith has everything you need for your journey, available 24 hours a day. We also have all your favourite confectionery, including Krispy Kreme cabinets for that sweet treat!

  • Subway

    Subway stores have a huge range of subs, salads, treats and drinks to choose from, and every one of our subs is made fresh in front of you.

    OPEN 7AM - 10PM
  • Tesla

    Tesla offers the World’s fastest charging station, charging Model S in minutes instead of hours. Superchargers are strategically placed to minimise stops for Tesla customers.

  • Ecotricity

    Ecotricity’s Electric Highway enables electric vehicle owners to travel the length and breadth of the country.

  • Dunkin' Donuts
    Dunkin' Donuts

    We’ve been dishing out deliciousness to the world for more than 60 years – and now it’s the UK’s turn to share the love. Dunkin Donuts available at selected Welcome Break locations.

    OPEN 10AM - 10PM
  • Burger King
    Burger King

    BURGER KING® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. Passionate about great tasting food, guests enjoy a unique flame grilled taste.

    OPEN 10AM - 10PM
  • Harry Ramsden's
    Harry Ramsden's

    Enjoy the world-famous Harry Ramsden’s fish & chips on your motorway journey. As well as the nation’s favourite meal, each morning you can now enjoy a Harry’s full English breakfast.

    OPEN 6AM - 10PM
  • Starbucks Drive Thru
    Starbucks Drive Thru

    If you’re really on the go, you can now enjoy your favourite beverage from the comfort of your own car. We’re pleased to offer Drive-Thru facilities across a number of sites.

    OPEN 5AM - 8PM
  • Papa John's
    Papa John's

    Papa John’s has been delivering on it’s brand promise of “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza” for over 25 years. Try the UK’s number one pizza at a Papa John’s at Welcome Break.

    OPEN 10AM - 10PM
  • Chopstix

    Come and try out Chopstix, the UK’s fastest growing accessible Oriental restaurant for a fresher, faster and healthier experience. Now open at Birchanger Green.

    OPEN 10AM–10PM
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