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Cherwell Valley services

Cherwell Valley
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsCherwell Valley services
Road:M40 at J10
(also accessible to traffic on the A43 and the B430)

Address:Moto Services Ltd
Cherwell Valley Motorway Services Area
Northampton Road
OX27 7RD
Telephone number:01869 346060
Signposted from the road?Yes
Grid reference:SP551282 (SABRE Maps)
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Cherwell Valley/Moto's official website

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 Shops: Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, M&S Simply Food, Travellers, 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, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £28. HGVs can pay £29.50 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.

Last updated February 2018.

Trivia and History

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 only 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. 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.

A Costa drive thru is planned to be built at the back of the car park, opening later in 2018.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In Spring 2017, Transport Focus calculated a 96% satisfaction score for the services.

In 2015, the services were rated 4 stars by VisitEngland.

In 2013 and 2014 the services won a platinum loo award.

In May 2013, Cherwell Valley gained its first 5 star rating from VisitEngland. It was also Moto's first 5 star rating.

Cherwell Valley was the national motorway service area winner in the 2012 Loo of the Year Awards.

In May 2012, VisitEngland rated the services as 4 stars. In August 2011, they gave them 3 stars, but it's not clear which building they were grading. The new one was said to have the best design of any service area.

In 2006 the services were graded 4/5 by Holiday Which?.

In 2005 and again in 2006, the services won a five star loo award.


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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