Motorway Services Online

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Service stations are open.

Brands at Motorway Services

Service station at night.

Since the early 1990s, service station operators have used a variety of different high street names in order to entice customers, usually under a franchise agreement.

Within this section you can find out more about these brands, see whether your favourite has a service station unit on your route or say what you think of some of the current brands. Note that the arrangements as to who runs them can get complicated, and is detailed on each page.

There is a separate section for Operators.

First we are listing some of the most popular, based on the number of outlets:

Coffee and Snacks





Branding is not a recent phenomenon: since the opening of the first services, different names have been applied to different facilities. We've listed some of the former ones to the right. By 2000, some services had been likened to shopping centres in the variety of different shops available. Most of these have since closed.

Current Motorway Brands

This is the full list of all the brands we have detailed information on (excluding some of those already listed above). Note that the operator names only tell you that brand can be found at some of their services, it does not imply that they have any arrangements with it.

Coffee and Snacks

Coffee stand.

Fast Food

Restaurants and Pubs

Tibshelf servery.




Granada amusements.

These aren't all brands as such, but are important.

See also: List of services with a Changing Places facility, Highways England Information Points, Electric Vehicle Charging Points

A-roads Only

Burger King sign.