'Only 12%' support pubs opening in service stations

The RAC said a survey of 2,000 people showed that only 12% supported putting pubs into motorway service stations.

Around two-thirds said they did not agree with the move, with older drivers more likely to oppose the sale of alcohol at motorway service areas.

Only 8% of over-55s were in favour, with 71% against, while almost one in five of those aged between 18 and 34 were in support.

Around one in four of everyone questioned were undecided on the issue.

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Controversial Wetherspoons pub opens on M40 motorway

A controversial new JD Wetherspoon pub opens at a motorway service station in Buckinghamshire today. The Hope and Champion in Beaconsfield will be open from 4am to 1am seven days a week.