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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Clacket Lane: Costa Coffee at Clacket Lane
Recent uploads: (more)
Telford: The front of the services, with more branding than before.Warwick: Warwick services, now with extensions at each end.Popham (A33): The exit from the former services onto the largely-redundant A33.

Find A Motorway Service Area

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.

Original Five
The full story of the five original planned motorway services - and they probably aren't the ones you think they are.

Severn View
The perhaps sad story of a grand service station which was closed and moved out-of-sight.

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