Applegreen has told British Baker that it will bring the successful motorway service café concept in the UK.

Adrian Grimes, head of operations UK for the Irish motorway service operator, told British Baker that: “At this moment, the only information that I can give you is that we are going to trial a Bakewell offer in one of our UK sites."

He added: “It is still in a very early stage of development.”

The location of the UK site in question is as yet undisclosed.

Last month, signs were put up at the Applegreen service station located on the M1 just outside Lisburn, Northern Ireland, advertising a Greggs shop.

There are currently over 90 Applegreen service stations in Ireland, and over 40 in the UK.