Motorway Services Online

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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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Cherwell temp 3.jpg
Cherwell Valley temporary: The makeshift picnic area.
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Beckington: A second shot of the new Starbucks at Beckington housed in the former Little Chef building.Beckington: The interior of the new Starbucksat Beckington housed in the former Litttle Chef two days after opening, looking towards the serving area.Beckington: The exterior of the former Little Chef at Beckington, now a Starbucks seen here two days after opening.

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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:

There have been good and bad things said about it - but get the full history here.

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

Watford Gap
The full story of Britain's oldest service area, from its conception to its 50th birthday party.

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