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Submitted on Saturday, 14th August 2010
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The Red Moss Hotel And Truck Stop, Biggar

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A74
Crawfordjohn
Postal town: Biggar
ML12 6SX
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David Ross left this review about The Red Moss Hotel And Truck Stop

I was pleasantly surprised to find this place still trading. When the new section of the M74 motorway south of Lesmahagow opened about 10 years ago, The Red Moss found itself marooned beside the old A74 road, which was subsequently single tracked with one carriageway converted to a cycle lane/footpath. Like The Bates Motel in Psycho, it lost most of its passing trade, with only the occasional cyclists, walkers (like me) and drivers who weren’t qualified to use the motorway using the old road. However, it has successfully reinvented itself as The Red Moss Hotel And Truck Stop, catering for long distance lorry drivers, with overnight accommodation, parking space, food, drink and showers. (I should say at this point that the staff are friendly and none of them looks like a serial killer.) The walls of the bar are decorated with photographs of juggernauts, which seems strange as I’d have thought the truckers would want to forget about their jobs while they’re in the pub. The bar also contains a “massage chair,” which is probably helpful after a long day’s driving. A beer garden at the front looks on to the now almost deserted A-road, while the eponymous red moss stretches away into the distance at the back, with no other buildings in sight.

On 15th August 2010 - rating: 7
[User has posted 769 recommendations about 683 pubs]

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Map location corrected by David Ross
Lanark, 12.86 miles, 4 hr 8 min walk (show)
Carstairs, 15.82 miles, 5 hr 5 min walk (show)
Sanquhar, 16.14 miles, 5 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Moss Hotel And Truck Stop, Crawfordjohn
15th Aug 2010, 01:44
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15th Aug 2010, 01:41
Review submitted by David Ross

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 May 2016 by ROB Camra
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