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Chester

Chester
Roadchef
Chester
Road:M56 at J14
(also accessible to traffic on the A5117)
Address:Road Chef Motorways Ltd
Chester Service Area
M56 Junction 14
Elton
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 4QZ
Telephone number:01928 728500
Signposted from the road?As McDonald's/Costa
Opened:1998
Grid reference:SJ465749
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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The only motorway services at this end of the road network, aimed at drivers heading towards North Wales and the Wirral (and, presumably, Chester).

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Facilities

Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Game On, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Showers, UK TruckClean Truck Wash[website]
Restaurants: Fresh Food Café, McDonald's, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: WHSmith, Cotton Traders
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £22, or £24 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5267.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia & History

Chester originally opened as a 'rest' or 'picnic' area, but really this only consisted of a gravel car park, despite plans for a full service area being put through in 1992. It was later upgraded to a full MSA.

For some reason, it appears to have a closed-off caravan parking area, with caravans being sent in to a corner of the car park instead, leaving a large section of the grounds as being rarely accessed.

A Pasty Presto outlet was here for a short while and was the most northerly in the UK.

RoadChef's second Fresh Food Café opened here on 13th March 2013, replacing the relatively new Hot Food Co.

A Regus Express meeting room is due to open here soon replacing the current meeting room.

Survey Results

In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 2 stars.

Alternatives

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Lymm (14 miles)Services on the M56 none on M56
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none on M56
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Roadchef services none

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