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Burtonwood services


M62 at J8
(also accessible to traffic on the A5280, A5281 and the A5282)

Signposted from the road? Yes (as Starbucks/KFC)



map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

Rating: See the reviews

After two buildings became one, Burtonwood has become more manageable and more pleasant, albeit a little harder to find.


Catering: KFC, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go, Yorkshire Tea Shops: WHSmith Amenities: Revolution Laundry, Showers, Welcome Break Gaming Outdoor Space: Grass area around building Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2; Tesla Supercharger 150kW CCS Forecourt: Welcome Break, The Good Bakery, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £29 (or £31 to include a £12 meal voucher).

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

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Welcome Break Group Ltd
Burtonwood Motorway Services Area
Great Sankey

Trivia and Design

A cardboard road sign saying: Services with access to M62 Liverpool.
A sign tries to help lost customers in the closed westbound car park.

See also: History:Burtonwood

Burtonwood is an odd experience, partly down to the fact that a whole new interchange has been built across its entrance, and also strange because half of it has been demolished. What's left is a very compact building with a distinctive tall roof, and only limited facilities.

For westbound traffic, the route to get in the service area involves U-turning at the complicated J8 roundabout. When exiting, a long road back to the roundabout is used; it's a strange old emergency access that feels cut off from its urban surroundings and sometimes gets taken over by rabbits.

The road between the roundabout and the service area, despite only being a few hundred yards and not touching the main M62, is under motorway regulations. This creates a curious legal situation where traffic has to leave the motorway, rejoin it, and then leave it again, while non-motorway traffic is unable to use the service area purely because of that short road.

Burtonwood remains the only Welcome Break site to offer a Yorkshire Tea machine within its WHSmith store due to the coach interchange on site supplying the clientele.

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome Break were under pressure to respond quickly, and accidentally published several documents which referred to the only remaining Burtonwood building as "Burtonwood North". In some cases they would even list the non-existent "Burtonwood South", prompting one to wonder just how out of date their internal records are. New stickers appeared on the entrance doors in 2023, once again labelling the site as "Burtonwood East".

Planning permission was held for a Starbucks Drive Thru to be built at the back of the car park in the late 2010s, but this has since expired.


noneServices on the M62Birch (20 miles)
Lymm (M6 south, 10 miles)
Knutsford (M6 south, 15 miles)
Charnock Richard (M6 north, 20 miles)
Rising Bridge (A56 north, 34 miles)
noneWelcome Break servicesHartshead Moor (44 miles)
Charnock Richard (M6 north, 20 miles)

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