Broxden has a range of facilities, most not normally found near a motorway, at the very northernmost point of the motorway network.
COVID-19 update: Most service areas are fully open. We are regularly reviewing our information.
Catering: Harvester (The Broxden Manor), McDonald's Drive Thru Hotel: Travelodge Forecourt: Esso, Budgens, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. Short stay HGV parking is available at the filling station.
No overnight parking is available.
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2 Broxden Avenue
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Trivia and History
A park and ride site is accessed through the services.
A service area had been planned in this location since the early '90s, with Esso repeatedly applying for permission to build a large service area here for the A9. Part of the problem was that policy - both that of the local council and the national service station policy at the time - said that the A9 shouldn't have services as people should be visiting the bypassed towns instead.
In 1998 an appeal finally gave them permission, but what actually materialised was less like a traditional service area, which was unlike impression the original plans had given. The service area opened with the Esso filling station, a Harvester restaurant which looks like a courtyard, and a Travelodge hotel which is one of the road network's newer Travelodges at the time.
The Travelodge was expected to be joined by a Little Chef in 2001 but this didn't happen.
Before the services opened, a few other developers attempted to get involved. Compass (the owners of Moto and other hospitality brands) then applied to build their own service area on the site in 2002.
The existing facilities were later joined by a McDonald's Drive Thru in around 2004. The restaurant received a refurbishment in 2011 reopening in summer 2012 with a new outdoor seating area.
In the late 2000s and early 2010s the site included Esso's own brand Snack & Shop. In 2016, the site was acquired by MRH who rebranded the store to Spar and introduced a Subway store inside the filling station. The site was later acquired by MFG in 2018 following the merger of the two companies and in 2020 MFG rebranded the store to Budgens.
Since it opened, Broxden has managed to elevate itself to motorway service area status, appearing in most maps and road signs, including (an incorrect) one on the M90 northbound.
Only a few miles down the road at Kingdom, another service area attempted to set up but struggled to get off the ground.
|Kinross (17 miles)||Services on the M90||end of route|
|Balhaldie (23 miles)||Services on the A9||Ballinluig (20 miles)|
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