|Road:||M56 at J14|
(also accessible to traffic on the A5117)
|Address:||Road Chef Motorways Ltd|
Chester Service Area
M56 Junction 14
|Telephone number:||01928 728500|
|Signposted from the road?||As McDonald's/Costa|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Chester/Roadchef's official website|
The only motorway services at this end of the road network, aimed at drivers heading towards North Wales and the Wirral (and, presumably, Chester). It has recently been refurbished to contain a McDonalds, Hot Food Co. and Cotton Traders, the latter being third in the country.
General: BT WiFi, Game On, Meeting Room, Local Information, Jackpot £500, Traffic Information
Restaurants: Fresh Food Café, McDonald's, Costa, Pasty Presto
Shops: WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme), Cotton Traders
Fuel: Shell (with: Deli2go Costa Express Autogas LPG)
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 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.
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.
The Pasty Presto here is the most northernly in the UK. The next one down in in Birmingham.
Shell operate the filling station here.
In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 2 stars.
|Lymm (14 miles)||Services on the M56||
none on M56|
Northop Hall (14 miles)
|none on M56|
Sandbach (M6 south, 35 miles)