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Cambridge services

Cambridge
Extra
Cambridge services
Road:A14 at J28

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Address:Cambridge Services
A14
Boxworth
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB23 4WU
Telephone number:01494 678876
Signposted from the road?Yes
Opened:2000
Grid reference:TL359653
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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A busy service area with a large building, located off the busy A14 road.

Facilities

Catering: BakeHousewebsite, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Costa, Ed's Easy Diner, El Mexicana, KFC, McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmith Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Quicksilver, Regus Express, Showers Motel: Ramadabook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which you must pay £28 per 24 hour period.

Trivia

Cambridge was the first of Extra's many planned services to open, opening on 1 December 2000. Extra said that most of the units would become conference facilities and they would not use franchises. Strictly speaking they haven't used franchises, but they've leased units out to firms who do.

It opened with a McColl's newsagent.

Branding

Ramada is owned by Welcome Break and was originally a Days Inn, however it was re-branded and refurbished in July 2015.

The Costa outlet, West Cornwall Pasty Company outlet, Krispy Kreme cabinet and M&S Simply Food store are all owned by Moto.

The filling station is operated by Shell.

Wafflemeister is due to open here in late November 2017.

Signposting/other services

A14 services sign.
The new services sign overlooks the old facilities.

Since it opened, Cambridge has taken attention away from Lolworth services, which is close by on the A14 and has been scaled back.

When the services first opened, blue signs were mistakenly used, instead of the correct (at the time) green. Since 1992, the only way to tell the difference between a motorway service area and an a-road one is the colour of the signs. Technically, this means it was opened as a motorway service area, despite not being near a motorway. Some listings have referred to it as being at the end of the M11.

Survey Results

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In 2015, VisitEngland rated the services as 4 stars.

In 2012 and 2014 the services won a gold loo award.

Cambridge won the motorway service station category in the 2013 Loo of the Year Awards, despite not being near a motorway.

In May 2012, it was rated as 3 stars by VisitEngland.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Fenstanton (A14 eastbound, 3 miles)
Brampton Hut (12 miles)
Peterborough (A1(M) north, 24 miles)
Services on the A14 Newmarket (19 miles)
Birchanger Green (M11, 32 miles)
Peterborough (A1(M) north, 24 miles) Extra services Birchanger Green (M11, 32 miles)

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