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Bridgwater

Bridgwater
Moto
Bridgwater
Road:M5 at J24
(also accessible to traffic on the A38)
Address:Moto Hospitality Services
Huntworth Business Park
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 6TS
Telephone number:01278 456800
Signposted from the road?as Costa/Burger King
Opened:1996?
Previous operators:First
Grid reference:ST305375
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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A very small service area packed in to Huntworth Business Park, so small that it has a tiny multi-storey car park and no grass to save space.

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Facilities

Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Costa, Burger King, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: WHSmith, M&S Simply Food
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
Forecourt: BP, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, AdBlue Containers

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs £17, or £18.50 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2429.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia & History

Bridgwater is quite possibly the smallest service area on the network, although it just manages to provide all the facilities you'd expect at a larger service area. Until recently it had an unbranded restaurant.

The services were built after similar plans at the same junction from Granada and Welcome Break were both rejected. Granada's plans would have had been on the other side of the link road, with the entrance being on the link road and looping back to the J24 roundabout.

Lorry drivers used to prefer Graham's Transport Stop, which was an independent truckstop located just down the A38 from here. Graham's Transport Cafe closed in 2010.

The M&S store opened here on Friday 4 April.

Survey Results

In August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 4 stars. In August 2012, they gave them 3 stars.

In 2006 the services won a four star loo award and were graded 2/5 by Holiday Which?

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Sedgemoor (12 miles)Services on the M5 Taunton Deane (12 miles)
none nearby on M5
Severn View (M48, 44 miles)
Leigh Delamere (M4 east, 59 miles)
Moto services Tiverton (22 miles)
Exeter (38 miles)

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