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Services on the A120

Here are details on the services on the Highways Agency trunk-road A120, linking the M11 at Stansted to Harwich Port. Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M11 and A12.

Birchanger Green

Birchanger Green services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  At Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5QZ. [Google Maps]
Baskin Robbins, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, Papa John's Pizza, Starbucks, Subway, Tossed, Costa Express, Krispy KremeFone Bitz, Waitrose, WHSmithEcotricity electric vehicle charging point, Picnic Area, Showers, Tesla Supercharger, Welcome Break GamingRamadabookShell (with: Autogas LPG), Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Birchanger Green

The Welcome Break services at the junction with the M11.


Stansted services
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Single site located at a junction.  Between Stansted and Braintree, next to Stansted Airport, Essex, CM24 1PY.
The McDonalds and filling station are both open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive ThruHoliday Inn Expressbook, Premier InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Cannisters, Car Wash, Jet Wash, LPG
Euro Garages operate the Starbucks
BP Express operate the filling station
Notes: Designed like a retail park at the entrance to Stansted Airport, and well-signed from within it. The signage crosses over with signage for Birchanger Green.

Great Dunmow

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.  Between Stansted and Braintree, Essex, postcode unknown.
Snack BarPicnic Tables, Toilets
Highways Agency operate the rest areas


Single site located at a junction.  At Braintree, Essex, CM77 8GG.
The filling station is open 24 hoursBrewers Fayre (Mulberry Tree)Premier InnbookTexaco, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Car Wash
Co-operative Group operate the filling station


Single site located at a junction. Full details  At A12 Junction 28, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JA. [Google Maps]
McDonalds Drive ThruBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Containers, LPG
Full details: Colchester

A BP services on Colchester by-pass on joint section of the A120 and A12.

Ardleigh South

Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only.  Westbound between Colchester and Harwich, Essex, CO7 7SL.
Texaco, Shop, Tchibo
Notes: Eastbound side is a former Highways Agency approved truckstop, and is also home to a coach company. Formerly included a Mace store.