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Pont Abraham services

Pont Abraham
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Road:M4 at J49
(also accessible to traffic on the A48 and the A483)

Address:Road Chef Ltd
Pont Abraham Services
M4 Junction 49
Telephone number:01792 884663
Signposted from the road?Yes
Grid reference:SN574074
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Pont Abraham/Roadchef's official website

Quaint Roadchef services at the far end of the M4, and until 2012 their only presence on the road.


Catering: Costa, McDonald's, Costa Express Shops: Fone Bitz, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Jackpot £500 Motel: none Forecourt: Texaco, Express Shop, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £21, or £23 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices can be paid using the pay and display machines in each parking area or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5269.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.


For a while Roadchef claimed that many of the services' staff are fluent Welsh speakers. This claim has since been dropped, but being at the far end of the M4, it is certainly the most Welsh of the motorway services.

Building Design

The oldest motorway services in Wales, Pont Abraham uses a brick-courtyard design set into the hillside. That hillside isn't always apparent, but it is so steep the filling station is nearly covered by it. There used to be a hill figure of a teapot and teacup on the hillside, constructed in 1992 to enhance the services' entry into the National Tea Council "Motorway's Best Cup of Tea" competition. It was removed in the mid-2000s.

Owing to its low footfall, Pont Abraham has escaped many refurbishments, and as of 2015 still had green The Orchards ('90s Roadchef restaurant) furniture and a sheet of brown-tainted windows separating the restaurant from the main building. That restaurant became only a Costa and a Restbite counter which became a McDonald's in November 2015. The Costa outlet was refurbished during September 2015.

A Welsh craft shop, tourist information centre and Roadchef shop were combined to create the current WHSmith. Plans to replace them with two fast food outlets in 2006 didn't go ahead.

Survey Results

In 2006, Holiday Which? rated the services at 3/5, they liked the individuality of the products for sale.


Swansea West (6 miles)Services on the M4 end of road
Magor (68 miles)Roadchef services end of road

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