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Exeter services


M5 at J30
(also accessible to traffic on the A376 and the A379)

Signposted from the road.

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Single site located at a junction.

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The last services on the M5 (located just before the road splits into two routes across Devon), Exeter sits in an industrial estate and is connected to the local cycle network.

It is an important part of the 'staycation' experience - mainly because whenever the holiday season comes around, this place turns manically busy.


Catering: Arlo's, Bar & Grill, Burger King, Chow, Costa, Greggs, Kelly's of Cornwall Ice Cream Parlour, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Ladbrokes, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith, Prima Leisure Accessories Main Amenities: Changing Places, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Showers Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP (with: BP Autogas LPG), Shop, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash

Parking Prices[edit]

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £25.50. HGVs can pay £27 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2436.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details[edit]

Moto Hospitality Ltd
Exeter Motorway Services Area
Sidmouth Road

  • Telephone number: 01392 436266
  • Grid reference: SX967918

Trivia and Design[edit]

Exeter services restaurant.
The restaurant area in 2016.

Full details: History:Exeter

Firstly, Exeter is the most southern motorway service station in the UK.

The service area is very short on space. The amenity building and car park both have a huge increase in custom during the summer holidays. There is a particularly high demand for advertisements here, usually showcasing various Devon attractions.

There is still a grass bank which can be used for walking dogs.

2017 Redevelopment[edit]

Moto are in the process of redeveloping the interior here. As part of this, the EDC was removed and replaced by Chow and Arlo's, with refurbished Costa and West Cornwall Pasty Company outlets. The toilets area was also refurbished, along with the addition of a Changing Places. The entrance is also being moved to a new extension, built on top of the old Costa outdoor seating area.


Cullompton (12 miles) Services on the M5 none on M5
Kennford (A38 northbound, 8 miles)
Whiddon Down (A30, 20 miles)
Tiverton (16 miles)
Bridgwater (38 miles)
Moto services none

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