Motorway Services Online

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Got a question about opening hours? Motorway services are still open for snacks, fuel and toilets - more details.

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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Medway quiet 1963.jpg
Medway: Medway services above an empty motorway - possibly before it opened.
Recent uploads: (more)
Evesham: The new KFC Drive Thru unit.Evesham: The new Costa Drive Thru unit.Binley: The newly refurbished BP filling station.

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:

History:Cherwell Valley
Details on the service area which has seen a whole load of history in less than 20 years.

A rare look inside an abandoned Roadchef.

The history of the biggest and most powerful former operator.

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