An online guide to motorway services
If this is your first visit, then welcome to the site!Love them or hate them, we've all used a motorway service area before. Motorway Services Online attempts to catalogue useful information for people that use them and serious research into their background, powered by sporadic dosages of enthusiasm for social-history and the retail industry. And motorways.
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We maintain what is almost-certainly the country's largest database of motorway services. You can navigate it using the search boxes below, or one of the links above.
Here are a few of our favourite articles:
The story behind the predecessor to Little Chef, as well as a list of locations.
The full story of the five original planned motorway services - and they probably aren't the ones you think they are.
The perhaps sad story of a grand service station which was closed and moved out-of-sight.