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Services on the A120

Below is a list of all the signposted services on the A120 between Stansted and Harwich.

The following roads meet the A120, and also have services guides on this website: M11 and the A12.

Birchanger Green

Single site located at a junction. Facilities available 24 hours. Motorway service area. Full details  At Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5QZ. (Location Map)
Burger King, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, Tossed, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks Drive ThruFone Bitz, Waitrose, WHSmithEcotricity, Picnic Area, Showers, Tesla Supercharger, Welcome Break GamingDays Innbook, RamadabookShell (with: Autogas LPG), Deli2go, Costa Express, Yorkshire Tea, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Birchanger Green

The Welcome Break services at the junction with the M11.

Stansted

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The McDonalds and filling station are both open 24 hours  Between Stansted and Braintree, next to Stansted Airport, Essex, CM24 1PY. (Google Maps)
The McDonalds and filling station are both open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive ThruHoliday Inn Expressbook, Premier InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Cannisters, Car Wash, Jet Wash
Euro Garages operate the Starbucks
BP Express operate the filling station
Notes: Designed like a retail park at the entrance to Stansted Airport, and well-signed from within it. The signage crosses over with signage for Birchanger Green.

Great Dunmow

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.  Between Stansted and Braintree, Essex, CM6 1SJ. (Google Maps)
Snack BarPicnic Tables, ToiletsHGV parking available
Highways England operate the rest areas

Panners

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  At Braintree, Essex, CM77 7AB. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursToby CarveryHoliday Inn ExpressbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, Car Wash
BP Express operate the filling station
Notes: A relatively new service area, it opened in late 2016.

Braintree

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  At Braintree, Essex, CM77 8GG. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursBrewers Fayre (Mulberry Tree)Premier InnbookTexaco, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Car Wash
Co-operative Group operate the filling station

Colchester

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  At Colchester Bypass, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HH. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive ThruChildren's Play AreaBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue ContainersHGV parking available
BP Express operate the filling station
Notes: Former Little Chef site, it closed in 2001. The McDonald's here has two stories and includes an outdoor children's play area.

Ardleigh South

Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only.  Westbound between Colchester and Harwich, Essex, CO7 7SL. (Google Maps)
Texaco, Shop, Tchibo
Notes: The eastbound side is a former Highways Agency approved truckstop, and is also home to a coach company. It formerly included a Mace store.
 

Key

The following icons may be used on this page:

TRSAiconEastbound.gif - services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)

TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

TRSAicononline.gif - there are two services, on either side of the road

TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

TRSAiconfulldetails.gif - further information available on this link

TRSAiconMSA.gif - the services are actually part of a motorway service area

TRSAicontruckstop.gif - the services are actually part of a truckstop