Cross Keys services
Positioned on the link road between Gloucester city centre and the M5 at J12 is this small service area, known sometimes as 'Hardwicke'.
Cross Keys Filling Station
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Trivia and History
Full details: 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.
|none nearby||Services on the A38||
Michaelwood (M5 south, 12 miles)|
Oldbury (A419, 6 miles)