|Road:||A14 at J28|
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
|Telephone number:||01494 678876|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Grid reference:||TL359653 (SABRE Maps)|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Cambridge/Extra's official website|
A busy service area with a large building, located off the busy A14 road.
Catering: BakeHouseChopstix Noodle Bar, Costa, Ed's Easy Diner, El Mexicana, KFC, McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, Wafflemeister , West Cornwall Pasty Co, Nescafe Alegria, 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: Ramada Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which you must pay £28 per 24 hour period.
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.
The filling station is operated by Shell.
Wafflemeister opened here in late November 2017; the first at a motorway service area.
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.
Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.
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.
| 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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