THE MOST expensive service stations in the country have been revealed and Reading has made it into the top ten.

Reading M4 Services, according to insurance providers Admiral, are among those that will hit motorists with the munchies the hardest.

The firm has listed the top ten worst for forcing customers to fork out for a basket of sweet and savoury snacks, and drinks. It compared prices for the same basket of items across the country and found Durham Services the most expensive at £16.21.

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This figure compares to the cheapest service station coming in at £9.31 at Heart of Scotland services when buying the same basket of snacks.

Reading came in at number 10, as the total basket price cost £15.70.

This included a cheese sandwich (£3.99), a 500ml bottle of water (£1.70), a sausage roll (£2.49), wine gums (£3.29), a 500ml Coke (£2.25), Walkers crisps (0.99p), and a Dairy Milk bar (0.99p).

According to Admiral this cost is 128per cent different to that of a supermarket.

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Admiral head of motor product Clare Egan said: “We all expect to pay a little more for convenience, but the amount people are charged at service stations amounts to highway robbery in some cases.

"Grabbing the essentials from home or at least a supermarket before setting off could result in some big savings on the overall cost of your journey."

The full top ten most expensive service stations:

1. Durham Services A1(M) (£16.21)

=2. Lancaster (Forton) Services M6 (£16.17)

=2. Woolley Edge Services M1 (16.17)

=4. Hilton Park Services M6 (£16.16)

=4. Leigh Delamere Services M4 (£16.16)

6. Beaconsfield M40 (£16.01)

7. Bothwell Services M74 (£15.96)

8. Magor Services M4 (15.81)

9. Birchanger Green Services M11 (£15.75) 

10. Reading Services M4 (£15.70)