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Cherwell Valley services


M40 at J10
(also accessible to traffic on the A43 and the B430)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

OX27 7RD

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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A large and airy new building that dwarfs the previous arrangement, which it replaced in 2011.


Catering: Arlo's, Burger King, Chow, Costa, Greggs, KFC, Upper Crust, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, M&S Coffee to Go, Millie's Cookies, Costa Drive Thru Shops: Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Changing Places, Children's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, NomadPower, Riverside Walk, Showers, Truck Wash Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £30. HGVs can pay £32 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2432.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details

Moto Services Ltd
Cherwell Valley Motorway Services Area
Northampton Road
OX27 7RD

Trivia and Design

Cherwell Valley Granada.
The car park, in 1996.

Full details: History:Cherwell Valley

A large dog walking area/riverside walk has always existed down the side of the services, but was only recently given prominent signage.

In 2016, Moto refurbished the M&S Simply Food store and an M&S Coffee to Go machine was introduced. During 2017, the EDC restaurant and Moto Meetings meeting room closed to make way for a new Arlo's Pantry and Kitchen and Chow Asian Cuisine. Both of these opened in late June 2017.

Moto's first recent KFC opened here in February 2018.

The filling station is operated by Euro Garages and was refurbished in summer 2016 to include a new Subway store. Subway was later removed in 2019. Euro Garages have installed signage around most of the services promoting their portion of the site.

Cherwell Valley is one of very few services not be named after a precise settlement. At the time it opened, developers were paying a lot of attention to landscaping, and liked suffixes such as "Park", "Green" and "Valley" which helped create the image of a tranquil resting spot.


Oxford (20 miles)
Family Farm (A34, 7 miles)
Services on the M40 Warwick (22 miles)
start of road Services on the A43 Northampton (22 miles)
Brackley (8 miles)
Chieveley (A34, 44 miles) Moto services Tamworth (M42, 61 miles)
Frankley (M5 north, 58 miles)

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