|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M5 at J24|
(also accessible to traffic on the A38)
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
|Address:||Moto Hospitality Services|
Huntworth Business Park
|Telephone number:||01278 456800|
|Signposted from the road?||as Burger King/Costa/M&S|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Bridgwater/Moto's official website|
A very small service area packed in to Huntworth Business Park, so small that it has a tiny multi-storey car park and no grass to save space.
Catering: Burger King, Costa, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Travelodge Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £24, or £25.50 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2429.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Trivia & History
In terms of footprint this is the smallest full service area on the motorway network. The multi-storey car park, retaining walls and in-built motel manage to save on a lot of space, although as a result it does feel cramped.
Bridgwater used to have an unbranded restaurant until about 2005. The toilet signs inside the services represent the former operator First with the old green and red writing. This was the only service area First built.
When the M5 was built, the area around North Petherton and Adsborough was searched for a suitable reserve site, which never needed to be used.
Bridgwater services was built after similar plans at the same junction from Granada and Welcome Break were both rejected. Granada's plans would have had been on the other side of the link road, with the entrance being on the link road and looping back to the J24 roundabout.
In May 2017, S Notaro Land Ltd revealed they would be seeking permission to develop land on the eastern side of M5 J24 to include a service area, petrol station, hotel, homes and offices. This implies they were expecting their facilities to be given equal status to the existing services on road signs. Even if they weren't, the new site would be easier to find, risking confusion.
They justified their plans by arguing there are "concerns" with the existing services, being too small and difficult to access.
The plan is currently under investigation, considering both a direct exit from the M5 southbound and a new roundabout to the east of the existing one. It's understood a grass roof will be included in the design.
In November 2017, S Notaro confirmed that Euro Garages would operate the new services.
Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.
In Spring 2017, Transport Focus calculated a 79% satisfaction score for the services, meaning it was ranked 103 out of 112.
In 2015, the services were rated 3 stars by VisitEngland.
In August 2011, VisitEngland rated the services as 4 stars. In August 2012, they gave them 3 stars.
In 2006 the services won a four star loo award and were graded 2/5 by Holiday Which?
|Sedgemoor (12 miles)||Services on the M5||Taunton Deane (12 miles)|
| none nearby on M5|
Severn View (M48, 44 miles)
Leigh Delamere (M4 east, 59 miles)
Tiverton (22 miles)|
Exeter (38 miles)
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