Motorway Services Online

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An online guide to motorway services

If this is your first visit, then welcome to the site!

Love them or hate them, we've all used a motorway service area before. Motorway Services Online attempts to catalogue useful information for people that use them and serious research into their background, powered by sporadic dosages of enthusiasm for social-history and the retail industry. And motorways. (More about MSO)


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Aust: Aust 1966
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Solstice: The Solstice Bar and Grill, which is a modern independent restaurant located within the Holiday Inn hotel. My apologies for the rain drops on this photo.Solstice: The Co-operative filling station, previously branded 'Somerfield'.Solstice: The Harvester unit at Solstice, also known as the 'Amesbury Archer'.

Find A Motorway Service Area

We maintain what is almost-certainly the country's largest database of motorway services. You can navigate it using the search boxes below, or one of the links above.

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Featured Content

Here are a few of our favourite pages:

Barnsdale Bar
The height of '60s excitement seems a bit understated now.

History:Heart of Scotland
Scotland's main service area has changed hands multiple times... what's the problem with it?

Severn View
The perhaps sad story of a grand service station which was closed and moved out-of-sight.

Enjoying the subject? There's more about UK roads at, SABRE and a few more sites we've found.