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Sedgemoor services


M5 northbound between J21 and J22

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

BS24 0JL

map and directions


Single site located between junctions on one side of the motorway.

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Welcome Break's half of the split services, for northbound traffic, with Roadchef operating the other half.


Catering: Burger King, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Starbucks, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, Yorkshire Tea, Krispy Kreme Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Showers, small dog walking area, Welcome Break Gaming Motel: Days Innbook Forecourt: Shell, Select, The Deli, Costa Express, Rollover, Yorkshire Tea, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

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 £26 (or £28 include a £10 meal voucher).

Prices can be paid in the shop and restaurant, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

Contact Details

Sedgemoor Motorway Services Area
Brent Knoll Picnic Area
BS24 0JL

Trivia and History

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Inside the services.

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Opened as Brent Knoll rest area 1970s
Built and renamed by Welcome Break 1987

Struggling to strike a balance between not opening enough services for traffic to rest, and opening up so many services they would struggle to make any money, the Department for Transport suggested a car park and toilets only be built at Brent Knoll.

To combat problems with crime, Trusthouse Forte (the owners of the next services north, Gordano) were invited to set up temporary catering facilities on the northbound side, which later became the full Sedgemoor service area that's here today.

Chester is the only other service area to have been developed this way. Today, the idea of rest areas is being strongly considered and they may well become a common sight on the motorway.

The building shows signs of having been extended forwards and to the right. Like many Forte services, a Burger King is provided in one section, while the restaurant area (now just fast food) is in a larger section on the left. The shop is in the middle with gaming and toilets behind the Burger King.

A Chopstix Noodle Bar opened here in July 2017.

In February 2018, plans were put forward for a KFC drive thru to be built on the grass at the back of the services.


Gordano (19 miles) Services on the M5 Bridgwater (13 miles)
Gordano (19 miles) Welcome Break services none

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