Motorway Services Online

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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Bridgwater: The entrance to Bridgwater services
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Hensall: Looking east towards the site of Hensall services, with an onslip clearly visible.Starbucks: The Starbucks drive thru at Fleet northbound.Shell: The Shell station at Fleet northbound.

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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.

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Featured Content

Here are a few of our favourite articles:

Happy Eater
The story behind the predecessor to Little Chef, as well as a list of locations.

Hilton Park
A huge and bustling service station which could have looked so very different, if it hadn't been for the small matter of timing.

Rest area
A guide to the latest form of roadside facility, which the Department for Transport hope will be a case of third time lucky.

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