Compared to other services on the road, Strensham sees less of a seasonal spike and is just busy all year round - good job all the old parts are gone and buried and two newer buildings are doing the job instead. Honestly, you should have seen what was there before.
Catering: Chozen Noodle (seasonal opening), Costa, Costa Drive Thru, McDonald's, Fresh Food Café, The Cornish Bakery (seasonal opening), Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, Spar, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Jackpot £500, Regus Express, Showers, UK Truck Clean Truck Wash Motel: Days Inn Forecourt: BP (with: BP Autogas LPG), Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers
Catering: Chozen Noodle (seasonal opening), Costa, Fresh Food Café, Leon, McDonald's, The Cornish Bakery (seasonal opening), Costa Drive Thru, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Boots, Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, Spar, WHSmith Main Amenities: Game On, Jackpot £500, Showers Motel: none Forecourt: BP (with:), BP Connect, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £29, or £31 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5261 (northbound) and 5262 (southbound).
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Last updated April 2018.
Roadchef Motorways Ltd
Strensham M5 Service Area
- Telephone number: 01684 293004 (northbound)
01984 290577 (southbound)
- Grid reference: SO893407 (northbound)
Trivia and Design
Full details: History:Strensham
The two sides of the services are about a mile apart. Originally the services were built just like any other, if a little close to M5 J8. However, the original set-up has been removed completely, as explained in its history.
The northbound site has an air ambulance base which was built in 1998.
A Leon opened on the southbound side in early August 2017.
The northbound filling station is operated by Euro Garages and the southbound filling station is operated by BP. The northbound filling station used to be operated by Roadchef themselves but was sold to Euro Garages in early 2018.
In December 2017, the southbound services began to go through a £5 million refurbishment, with work starting on a new Spar and a new entrance to the southbound services in time for the summer season. The Spar store opened on Thursday 22 March with a Dolcetti Ice Cream counter inside. The McDonald's and Costa underwent refurbishment, and a flagship Boots store opened here on Thursday 29 March - the first on the motorway network for a while.
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