Motorway Services Online

Retrieved from ""

An online guide to motorway services

If this is your first visit, then welcome to the site!

Whether you find them enthralling or tiresome, you remember a visiting a motorway service area. Motorway Services Online attempts to catalogue useful information for people that use them, along with serious research into their background, thanks to our genuine passion for both social-history and the retail industry. And motorways. (More about MSO)


List of Roads | Our Ratings Database

Operators | Brands | Research

Popham: The new-look Little Chef at Popham. (2009)
The old northbound building taken in 1983 just prior to opening, when the site was called Rothersthorpe and the operator was Blue BoarWeston on the Green (Northbound) Services. Originally a Happy Eater site, which became a Little Chef as part of Forte's grand rebranding project in 1996/7. The Little Chef was treated to a makeover in 2011 as part of the "Wonderfully British" project. This saw the birth of the "Good to Go" takeaway counters too which have now been dropped and simply called "Takeaway".Magor services in late 1996, with a Wendy's sign on the wall, by the tourist information centre.

Find A Motorway Service Area

We maintain what is almost-certainly the country's largest database of motorway services. You can navigate it using the search boxes below, or one of the links above.

It's best to start by using just one of the drop-down boxes - you can use another if you get too many results.


 or add more criteria below


Show only services with:

Featured Content

As well as writing about current facilities at a service station, we also take a detailed look at the industry's history. Here are some examples of our history pages:

Enjoying the subject? We get our UK roads fix at