Two services staggered along the M5 in a small strip of woodland which were once connected by a pedestrian footbridge.
Catering: Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
northbound only: Subway
southbound only: Harry Ramsden's, Yorkshire Tea Shops: Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Main Amenities: Electric Vehicle Charging Point (Ecotricity & Tesla (northbound only)), Free Cash Machine, Showers
northbound only: Game Zone
southbound only: Welcome Break Gaming Motel: Days Inn (northbound only) Forecourt: BP, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue
northbound only: M&S Food to Go
southbound only: Shop
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £28 (or £30 to include a £10 meal voucher).
Prices can be paid in the shop, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
Michaelwood Service Area
- Telephone number: 01454 260631
- Grid reference: ST704954
Trivia and Design
Full details: History:Michaelwood
Allegedly the only service area to be named after a TV presenter (Heston might contest that), Michaelwood is actually pronounced 'Mick-all-wood', despite some road signs even referring to it as Michael Wood.
During 2018, the pedestrian footbridge was closed due to healthy and safety concerns. The bridge was owned by Highways England and, over the weekend of 25 and 26 January 2020, was removed during an overnight closure of the M5. There are plans to replace the bridge but it is not known when this will appear, as it will need to be funded by Highways England and installed under a closure of the M5.
Michaelwood was originally envisaged as a small, temporary service area - but it expanded from there.
| Gloucester (15 miles)|
Oldbury (A419, 9 miles)
|Services on the M5||
Gordano (16 miles)|
Magor (M4 west, 20 miles)
Severn View (M48, 12 miles)
Leigh Delamere (M4 east, 27 miles)
|Hopwood Park (M42, 62 miles)||Welcome Break services||
Gordano (16 miles)|
Cardiff Gate (M4 west, 40 miles)
Membury (M4 east, 56 miles)
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