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Maidstone services

Road:M20 at J8
(also accessible to traffic on the A20, but via a short section of motorway)
Address:Roadchef Motorways Ltd
Junction 8
M20 Motorway
ME17 1SS
Telephone number:01622 631100
Signposted from the road?As McDonald's/Costa
Grid reference:TQ825551
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Maidstone/Roadchef's official website

Maidstone is a fairly spacious service station on the M20, although it has few lorry spaces.


Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Jackpot £500, Showers
Restaurants: Restbite, McDonald's, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: WHSmith, Cotton Traders, Top Gift
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt: Esso, Snack and Shop, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers, LPG

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £20 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £31, or £34 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5256.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.


Until recently Maidstone was the only service area on the M20. The services were first planned in 1971 but didn't open until 1997 following numerous planning difficulties.

The Channel Tunnel Rail Link was recently rammed through the access roads to the services.

The filling station is now operated by MRH Group and was previously operated by Esso themselves.

Survey Results

In May 2012 and again in August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.


none on M20
Clacket Lane (M25 west, 27 miles)
Thurrock (M25 north, 31 miles)
Services on the M20 Folkestone (23 miles)
none on M20
Clacket Lane (M25 west, 27 miles)
Roadchef services none

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