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Cherwell Valley services


M40 at J10
(also accessible to traffic on the A43 and the B430)

Signposted from the road.


OX27 7RD

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

Rating: See the reviews

A large and airy new building that dwarfs the previous arrangement.


Catering: Burger King, Chow, Costa Coffee, Greggs, KFC, Pret A Manger, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Krispy Kreme, M&S Coffee to Go, Tango Ice Blast, Costa Drive Thru Shops: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, VapeVroom, WHSmith Amenities: Travelodge, Changing Places, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Revolution Laundry, Showers, Truck Wash Outdoor Space: Riverside Walk - large field behind hotel; Children's Play Area Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway HPC 350kW CCS, 100kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2; NomadPower Forecourt: Esso, ASDA Express, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go, Tango Ice Blast, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £31. HGVs can pay £34 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone. The location code is 2432. The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Moto Services Ltd
Cherwell Valley Motorway Services Area
Northampton Road
OX27 7RD

Trivia and Design

The entrance to the building's lobby, with Marks and Spencer branding.
The entrance in 2007, with the supermarket-style design.

See also: History:Cherwell Valley

Cherwell Valley is one of very few service areas not be named after a precise settlement. At the time it opened, developers were paying a lot of attention to landscaping, and liked suffixes such as "Park", "Green" and "Valley" which helped create the image of a tranquil resting spot.

There is a very large dog walking area at the back of the service area, although its entrance isn't obvious and for a long time there wasn't any prominent signage. This has a very winding public footpath connection to Stoke Wood and Banbury Road.

The building itself now uses a contemporary layout with large windows along the front, and a series of units along the back. This opened in 2011 and replaced the previous building, which had all its windows along the back, facing the garden. That previous design had a pitched roof that had been compared with the supermarkets of that era, but the building was eventually destroyed by a fire.

The forecourt is operated separately, with its own food offer, including the motorway network's first Asda store.

A 2011 report highlighted that Cherwell Valley had only a 6% turn-in rate, compared with 10% at Warwick. The complicated entry arrangement is likely to be the main factor.

Moto added six new high-powered GRIDSERVE chargers to the car park in 2023, with space left available for a further six more. EG Group also installed four of their electric vehicle charging points beside the forecourt in late 2023, under their EV Point brand, but these are yet to go live.


Oxford (20 miles)
Family Farm (A34, 7 miles)
Services on the M40Warwick (22 miles)
start of roadServices on the A43Northampton (22 miles)
Brackley (8 miles)
Chieveley (A34, 38 miles)Moto servicesTamworth (M42, 61 miles)
Frankley (M5 north, 58 miles)

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