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Hardwicke services


A38 at Cross Keys Roundabout
(also accessible to traffic on the B4008)

Signposted from the road.



(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

Positioned on the link road between Gloucester city centre and the M5 at J12 is this small service area, next to the Cross Keys Roundabout.


COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Use of the bp forecourt is limited to 30 minutes maximum stay from entry to exit of the site and is strictly enforced.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Cross Keys Filling Station
Bristol Road

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

See also: M5 Planning Applications

In 1988, Whitbread were planning a "drive-in restaurant" here, which was refused planning permission. Mobil then applied to build a service station with Forte, which opened as the Cross Keys Garage and the Hardwicke branch of Little Chef.

In the 1990s there was a plan to significantly expand this service area, adding a Travelodge, parking, picnic areas, a lake and a new roundabout on the B4008, in an effort to have signs for it added to the M5. Other sites were also looked at, including one on the opposite side of the B4008 and one from Swayfields on the other side of the M5.

The Little Chef was closed in 2001, and demolished to be replaced by the McDonald's.

The filling station became an Esso with a Mace store, but in November 2016 it changed to the present BP.


none nearbyServices on the A38Michaelwood (M5 south, 12 miles)
Oldbury (A419, 6 miles)