TWO service stations on the M6 have been ranked as the worst in the UK, according to new research.

Data compiled by Northgate Vehicle Hire created a ranking for every service station in the country by analysing the facilities found these.

This included the number and variety of restaurants, access to free wifi, hotels, showers, and parking access.

The Todhills North and South service stations, owned by Moto Hospitality Limited, were at the bottom of the list, landing in 111th and 112th place respectively.

They were rated poorly based on one food outlet being available at each, a lack of wifi and charging for electric vehicles, and for charging £15 to park after two hours.

In a statement, a Moto spokesman said: "This is not a survey we have come across before so we do not know how, or when, it was completed or what its terms of reference were, whether it is based on customers’ observations or on evidence gathered by experienced researchers.

"Todhills, on the M6 near Carlisle is not a motorway service area and therefore cannot reasonably be compared to other service areas.

"The site is a rest area on both sides of the motorway, each consisting of a Costa Coffee shop and car park, operated by Moto Hospitality Ltd, and a forecourt, which is independently owned.

"We are currently planning a development programme for the site, which was previously two Little Chef restaurants."

Cobham services on the M25 in Surrey came in first place.

The station has 13 restaurants including a Nandos, along with 4,260 parking spaces.