|Road:||M4 at J30|
(also accessible to traffic on the A4232)
|Address:||Cardiff Gate Business Park|
|Telephone number:||02920 541122|
|Signposted from the road?||As Waitrose/Starbucks|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Cardiff Gate/Welcome Break's official website|
Cardiff Gate is a small service station which is part of Cardiff Gate International Business Park. It was recently bought by Welcome Break.
General: Welcome Break Gaming, Showers, Car Wash
Restaurants: Starbucks, Burger King, KFC (with: Drive Thru)
Shops: WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme), Waitrose
Fuel: Shell (with: Deli2go Costa Express Autogas LPG ecotricity electric vehicle charging point)
Motel: Ibis Hotel[website]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10. HGV/Caravans range from £16 - £21 for parking only and from £18.50 - £24 for parking & a meal voucher.
Prices can be paid in the shop, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
Cardiff Gate was originally an overgrown local facility, including a Little Chef, which was receiving little attention after Granada left the industry. It was built with the Thornhill Interchange and Cardiff Gate business park in 1993, following three formal planning applications in a process starting in 1988.
In July 2007 Welcome Break bought the site for £650,000 and over a few months they brought in their facilities. The move was presumably to rival Moto's nearby Cardiff West, and it added another 60 staff to the 4,000 already working in the area.
The services have 180 car parking spaces including 15 disabled spaces, 35 HGV spaces and 5 caravan spaces.
Welcome Break do not actually operate the filling station here, just the main facilities building.
The KFC Drive Thru here is open 24hrs.
In 2008 the services won a five star loo award. They came top in the Welsh motorway services category.
In 2006, Holiday Which rated Cardiff Gate as 2 out of 5.
|Magor (16 miles)||Services on the M4||Cardiff West (8 miles)|
|Michaelwood (32 miles)|
Gordano (26 miles)
|Welcome Break services||Sarn Park (22 miles)|
With thanks to The user 'm42' for the information used on this page.