Two services staggered along the M5 in a small strip of woodland which were once connected by a pedestrian footbridge.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 20 February 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: on both sides: Burger King, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go
and southbound only: KFC Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Free Cash Machine, Showers Hotel: northbound only: Days Inn Charging Points: on both sides: Ecotricity
plus northbound only: Tesla Supercharger Forecourt: on both sides: BP, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue
plus northbound only: M&S Food to Go
and southbound only: Shop
First 2 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.
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Michaelwood Service Area
- 📞 Telephone number: 01454 260631
- 🗺 Grid reference: ST704954
🌍 Operators (Official Websites):
Trivia and Design
See also: 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.
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