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Cambridge services

Location:

A14 at J28

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

CB23 4WU

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

Rating:



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, 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: Ramadabook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash

Parking Prices

First three hours free for all vehicles, after which you must pay £35 per 24 hour period. Parking tickets can be bought from machines in the car park and can be paid in either GBP or Euros.

Contact Details

Address:
Cambridge Services
A14
Boxworth
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB23 4WU

  • Telephone number: 01494 678876
  • Grid reference: TL359653


Trivia and History

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 is the biggest and busiest of Extra's three first services.

It opened with a McColl's newsagent.

Branding

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

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

The filling station is operated by Shell.

A Wafflemeister kiosk opened here in the entrance area in late November 2017; the first at a motorway service area. This was later removed at the end of 2018 alongside Extra's site at Peterborough which also gained a kiosk.

A Ben & Jerry’s kiosk was also trialled here for a time.

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.

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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