A busy service area with a large building, located off the busy A14 road.
Catering: BakeHouse, 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: Ramada Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash
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.
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.
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.
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.
| 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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