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Cambridge services

Cambridge services
Road:A14 at J28

Address:Cambridge Services
CB23 4WU
Telephone number:01494 678876
Signposted from the road?Yes
Grid reference:TL359653
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Cambridge/Extra's official website

A busy service area off the busy A14 road.


Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Quicksilver, Regus Express, Showers Catering: BakeHouse, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Costa, Ed's Easy Diner, El Mexicana, KFC, McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, Costa Express Shops: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmith Motel: Ramadabook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which you must pay £28 per 24 hour period.


Cambridge was the first of Extra's many planned services to open, opening on 1 December 2000. Extra said that most of the units would become conference facilities and they would not use franchises, but this has not been adhered to.

The filling station is operated by Shell.


Ramada is owned by Welcome Break and was originally a Days Inn, however it was re-branded and refurbished in July 2015.

The Costa outlet and the M&S Simply Food store are both owned by Moto, who are due to open a West Cornwall Pasty Co take-away here soon.

Signposting/other services

There was once a service station on the eastbound side which consisted of a petrol station, Little Chef and a Travelodge. The petrol station has since closed and been converted to a hand car wash, the Little Chef is now an American Diner and the Travelodge is still going strong, however the service area is now signed as "Hotel".

When the services first opened, blue signs were mistakenly used, instead of the correct (at the time) green. Since 1992, the only way to tell the difference between a motorway service area and an a-road one is the colour of the signs. Technically, this means it was opened as a motorway service area, despite not being near a motorway. Some listings have referred to it as being at the end of the M11.

Survey Results

In 2015, Visit England rated the services as 4 stars.

In 2012 and 2014 the services won a gold loo award.

Cambridge won the motorway service station category in the 2013 Loo of the Year Awards, despite being a TRSA.

In May 2012, it was rated as 3 stars by Visit England.


Fenstanton (A14 eastbound, 3 miles)
Brampton Hut (12 miles)
Peterborough (A1(M) north, 24 miles)
Services on the A14 Newmarket (19 miles)
Birchanger Green (M11, 32 miles)
Peterborough (A1(M) north, 24 miles)Extra services Birchanger Green (M11, 32 miles)

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