|Road:||M5 at J30|
(also accessible to traffic on the A376 and the A379)
|Address:||Moto Hospitality Ltd|
Exeter Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||01392 436266|
|Signposted from the road?||As Burger King/Costa/M&S|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Exeter/Moto's official website|
The last services on the M5 (located just before the road splits into two routes across Devon), Exeter sits in an industrial estate and is connected to the local cycle network. Its location means that it can get very busy during holiday times.
General: Local Information, Picnic Tables, Children's Play Area, Showers, Moto Free WiFi
Restaurants: Eat & Drink Co., Burger King, Costa, West Cornwall Pasty Co.
Shops: WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme), M&S Simply Food, Ladbrokes
Fuel: BP (with: Costa Express Krispy Kreme Air1 AdBlue)
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms] (with: Bar and Grill)
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs £20.50, or £22 to include a £9 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2436.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Exeter is the most southern motorway service station in the UK and it was the only one with a Harry Ramsden's waitress service. In fact, it was the last one to lose the store all together, although there is still one in a separate building next to the hotel. The hotel's website claims that it offers alcohol, which would be illegal, does anyone know what the story is here?
In March 2006 the services gained a Marks and Spencers store, which was opened by Exeter FC manager Alex Inglethorpe. For quite a while the services didn't have any coffee shops, which was a rarity.
There are plans to extend the lobby area, putting a Costa stand within it.
There was once a tourist information office here in a separate building, which closed and became Ladbrokes. Around the same time there was an ice cream kiosk operating in the car park, but it was ordered to move.
Granada wanted to use the parcel of land near the entrance to set up a separate shop and car park.
The services have a history of fours: in May 2012 and August 2011 Visit England rated the services as 4 stars and liked its environmental credentials. In 2006 the services won a four star loo award and were graded 4/5 by Holiday Which?.
|Cullompton (12 miles)||Services on the M5||
none on M5|
Kennford (A38 northbound, 8 miles)
Whiddon Down (A30, 20 miles)
|Tiverton (16 miles)|
Bridgwater (38 miles)
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