|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M42 at J10|
(also accessible to traffic on the A5)
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Tamworth Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||01827 260120|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Grid reference:||SK244011 (SABRE Maps)|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Tamworth/Moto's official website|
Tamworth is part of a business park, strategically located along the M42 where it meets the busy A5.
Catering: Burger King, Chow, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Ladbrokes, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Showers Motel: Travelodge Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £25.50. HGVs can pay £27 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2466.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Last updated January 2018.
There are 257 car parking spaces together with 18 spaces for coaches and 34 HGV spaces within the site boundary.
The services's access road actually forms part of a through route, linking a country lane (Green Lane) to the dual carriageway to the M42 (also called Green Lane). It is not a public route and it's only really useful if someone from the nearby housing estates fancies an expensive lunch.
When services on the M42 were first being investigated (with Austrey Meadows being the preferred location), building any services at this junction was ruled out because of the traffic impact. It was later developed privately.
Between 1995 and 1998 there was a Rock Island Diner here in a separate building, which later became Little Chef. There was a Ladbrokes attached to it which now occupies the whole building, meaning the glossy chrome and red plastic fittings and 1950s posters and music are no longer to be found.
The filling station is operated by Euro Garages and once had the most expensive fuel in the UK, being an average of 23p above supermarkets and 10p above other motorway service stations.
Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.
In Spring 2017, Transport Focus calculated a 95% satisfaction score for the services.
In 2015, May 2012 and August 2011, VisitEngland rated the services as 3 stars.
In 2006 the services won a four star loo award. In 2005 it was five stars.
A 1995 review in The Independent spoke highly of the services thanks to the Rock Island Diner. The four-star review also described the services as very "masculine".
In 1991, the services were recommended by Which?
| Hopwood Park (25 miles)|
Warwick (M40, 36 miles)
Corley (M6 south, 18 miles)
Norton Canes (M6 Toll, 16 miles)
|Services on the M42||
Appleby Magna (8 miles)|
Donington (A42, 21 miles)
| none on M42|
Cherwell Valley (M40, 61 miles)
none on M42|
Donington (A42, 21 miles)
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