Small but modern services on the M54, forming a gateway for traffic heading west towards Mid Wales.
Catering: Burger King, Starbucks, The Pasty Shop, Coca Cola Freestyle, Krispy Kreme, Millie's Cookies, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Waitrose, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Meeting Room, Showers, Tesla electric vehicle charging point, Welcome Break Gaming Motel: Days Inn Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Air1 AdBlue
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 £25 for up to 24 hours (or £27 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.
Welcome Break Service Station
M54 Junction 4
- Telephone number: 01952 238400
- Grid reference: SJ730089
Trivia and History
The services are very open plan - all contained within one shell.
The service area opened on the 17th March 2003 and was built and developed by British Land Plc. It had been planned for at least nine years and was sometimes called 'Castle Farm services'.
Telford is the last significant service area for traffic heading west towards Mid Wales and the A5. Hilton Park services sit between where traffic from the M54 would join and leave, if it was a mile further south as per the original plan it could be said that Telford wouldn't have been needed.
The services had an official cat, a visitor left it behind and never claimed it back so now the staff took care of it. It was used to keep the rats down and it had several kittens, which were given to the RSPCA.
The site is small, and includes an especially narrow corridor leading to the toilets. Waitrose occupies a former Eat In counter, but otherwise it hasn't really changed. Fuel is paid for in the WHSmith store, which stretches out across the back of the seating area.
When the services first opened, a lot of items representing the history of Telford were positioned around the site. Many of these had to be removed in 2010 to allow the car park to be extended.
The Pasty Shop opened in May 2018 alongside a Rollover counter and a Coca Cola Freestyle machine.
| none on M54|
Corley (M6 south, 42 miles)
Frankley (M5, 33 miles)
Warwick (M40, 63 miles)
Tamworth (M42 north, 43 miles)
Norton Canes (M6 Toll, 21 miles)
Stafford (North) (M6 northbound, 33 miles)
Stafford (South) (M6 southbound, 32 miles)
|Services on the M54||Shrewsbury (A5, 16 miles)|
| Corley (M6 south, 42 miles)|
Keele (M6 north, 43 miles)
Warwick (M40, 63 miles)
Hopwood Park (M42 east, 42 miles)
|Welcome Break services||none|
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