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Cherwell Valley services

Cherwell Valley
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Road:M40 at J10
(also accessible to traffic on the A43 and the B430)

Address:Moto Services Ltd
Cherwell Valley Motorway Services Area
Northampton Road
OX27 7RD
Telephone number:01869 346060
Signposted from the road?Yes
Opened:1994 (rebuilt in 2011)
Previous operators:Granada
Grid reference:SP551282
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Cherwell Valley/Moto's official website

A large and airy new building that dwarfs the previous arrangement, which it replaced in 2011.


Catering: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Upper Crust, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, M&S Coffee to Go, Millie's Cookies Shops: Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, M&S Simply Food, Travellers, WHSmith Main Amenities: Changing Places, Children's Play Area, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Moto Meetings, NomadPower, Riverside Walk, Showers, Truck Wash, Changing Places Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £25.50, or £27 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2432.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia and History

The car park, in 1996.

Full details: History:Cherwell Valley

A large dog walking area/riverside walk has always existed down the side of the services, but was only recently given prominent signage.

In 2016, Moto refurbished the M&S Simply Food store and it gained a new M&S Coffee to Go machine in the process.

The filling station is operated by Euro Garages and was refurbished in summer 2016 to include a new Subway store.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In 2015, the services were rated 4 stars by Visit England.

In 2013 and 2014 the services won a platinum loo award.

In May 2013, Cherwell Valley gained its first 5 star rating from Visit England. It was also Moto's first 5 star rating.

Cherwell Valley was the national motorway service area winner in the 2012 Loo of the Year Awards.

In May 2012, Visit England rated the services as 4 stars. In August 2011, they gave them 3 stars, but it's not clear which building they were grading. The new one was said to have the best design of any service area.

In 2006 the services were graded 4/5 by Holiday Which?.

In 2005 and again in 2006, the services won a five star loo award.


Oxford (20 miles)
Family Farm (A34, 7 miles)
Services on the M40 Warwick (22 miles)
start of roadServices on the A43 Northampton (22 miles)
Brackley (8 miles)
Chieveley (A34, 44 miles)Moto services Tamworth (M42, 61 miles)
Frankley (M5 north, 58 miles)
Markfield (M1 north, 63 miles)

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