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Oldbury services

Oldbury
Euro Garages
Oldbury services
Road:M5 at J13
(also accessible to traffic on the A419)
(Google Maps link)
Address:Chipmans Platt
Stonehouse
Gloucestershire
GL10 3SQ
Signposted from the road?Yes
Opened:1986?
Grid reference:SO784063
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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Very small services on the A419, located just half a mile from the M5 motorway.

Facilities

Catering: Starbucks, Subway Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Shell Shop, Costa Express, Autogas LPG, Car Wash

Trivia

Little Chef lights.
An old Little Chef 'mini milk' street light.

The services are often referred to as 'Stonehouse' or 'Fromeside'. However, throughout most of the 2000s, several popular road maps marked the services as a non-primary a-road service area named 'Oldbury', despite not listing any other facilities like this.

This may have been a deliberate exception to identify anyone copying their work. Even so, it raised the profile of what is otherwise an unremarkable service area: Oldbury was often used as an example in the map key, as it was usually the only non-primary a-road service area in the whole map.

Little Chef provided the restaurant here, with a Burger King opening up inside it. These closed and left a petrol station and a hotel.

The Little Chef reopened, but closed again on 26 September 2012. On 16 August 2013, a new Euro Garages-operated Starbucks opened here.

Alternatives

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Gloucester (8 miles)
Vale (A46, 26 miles)
Ross Spur (M50, 46 miles)
Services on the M5 Michaelwood (9 miles)