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Rownhams services

Rownhams
Roadchef
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Road:M27 between J3 and J4

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Motor Way Service Station
Rownhams Lane
Rownhams
Southampton
Hampshire
SO16 8AP
Telephone number:023 8073 4480
Signposted from the road?As McDonald's/Costa
Opened:1976 (westbound)
1987? (eastbound)
Grid reference:SU388177
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, connected by pedestrian subway.
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The only substantial services on the entire south coast route, recent refurbishments have breathed life back in to what was becoming a decrepit site.

Facilities

Catering: Costa, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Typhoo, Costa Drive Thru
westbound only: Fresh Food Café, Chozen Noodle
Shops: Top Gift, WHSmith
westbound only: Fone Bitz, Spar
Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Jackpot £500, Picnic Tables, Showers, UK TruckClean TruckWashwebsite Motel: Days Innbook (westbound only) Forecourt: BP, BP Connect, Wild Bean Café Express

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £27, or £29 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5260 (westbound) and 5259 (eastbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia & History

Rownhams Costa drive thru.
The eastbound Costa drive thru unit.

Full details: History:Rownhams

Two distinctly different designs make up the services.

BP Express operate the filling stations here.

The westbound services forms one of five bases for Boarhunt, a local recovery service. If there are significant delays at Southampton's docks most lorries are told to wait at the services.

Despite the location, the westbound services are regularly referred to by Roadchef as being on the "M27 northbound".

In July 2016 the first motorway Costa drive thru unit opened at the eastbound services, which required the access road to be re-aligned. This tiny unit offers no internal seating at all. A second one opened in May 2017, along with a significant extension moving the toilets to the old entrance to make room for a new Spar store.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In 2015, both sides of the services were rated as 3 stars by Visit England.

In May 2012, Visit England rated the northbound services as 2 stars and southbound as 3 stars. In August 2011, both sides received 2 stars.

In 1991, a Which? survey recommended the services.

The temporary facilities were rated as "acceptable" by Egon Ronay.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
West Wellow (A36, 4 miles)
Stoney Cross (A31 westbound, 9 miles)
Picket Post (A31, 15 miles)
Services on the M27 none on M27
Winchester (M3, 15 miles)
Farlington (A27, 22 miles)
Sutton Scotney (A34, 18 miles)
none Roadchef services Sutton Scotney (A34, 18 miles)

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