|Road:||M25 at J30 (southbound) and J31 (northbound)|
(also accessible to traffic on the A13, A282, A1090, A1306 and the B186)
|Address:||Granada Hospitality Ltd|
Granada Service Station
Thurrock Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||01708 865487|
|Signposted from the road?||As Burger King/Costa/M&S|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Thurrock/Moto's official website|
Sitting alongside the M25, Thurrock may not be rich in facilities or modern in design, but it attempts to create a suburban feel by backing on to a large lake.
Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Showers
Restaurants: Eat & Drink Co., Burger King, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: WHSmith, M&S Simply Food
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
Forecourt: Esso (with: LPG), Costa Express, AdBlue Containers, Pay @ The Pump
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs £23.50, or £25 to include a £9 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2467.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Before the services were built, a site was considered to the south of the River Thames.
When the services opened in June 1992 they claimed to be "the world's most advanced", which is a stark contrast with how they look today. Amongst other things, it held 'customer clinics'... whatever they are!
A couple held their reception at the services after winning a mystery wedding prize from a local radio station. They were treated to several laps of the M25 on a coach.
A 1994 assessment of the services found the turn-in rate to be just 3%, and this was put down to the long detour from the M25.
In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.
Lord Adonis (Secretary of State for Transport) made little comment on the services when he made a surprise visit in September 2009, saying it had been "greatly enhanced" by the arrival of M&S.
In 2006, Thurrock was graded 3/5 by Holiday Which?
In 2005 and again in 2006, the services won a five star loo award.
|South Mimms (34 miles)|
Birchanger Green (M11 north, 32 miles)
|Services on the M25||
road becomes A282|
Clacket Lane (M25, 21 miles)
Maidstone (M20, 30 miles)
Medway (M2, 27 miles)
Tollgate (A2 eastbound, 10 miles)
Cobham (A2, 12 miles)
|none||Services on the A13||Stanford-le-Hope (7 miles)|
|Toddington (M1 north, 54 miles)||Moto services||
Medway (M2, 27 miles)|
Pease Pottage (M23 south, 43 miles)
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