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Motorway services are still open for snacks, fuel and toilets - more details.


Hardwicke services

Location:

A38 at Cross Keys Roundabout
(also accessible to traffic on the B4008)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

GL2 2RQ

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



Positioned on the link road between Gloucester city centre and the M5 at J12 is this small service area, next to the Cross Keys Roundabout.

Facilities

Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Use of the bp forecourt is limited to 30 minutes maximum stay from entry to exit of the site and is strictly enforced.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Cross Keys Filling Station
Bristol Road
Hardwicke
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 2RQ

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and History

See also: M5 Planning Applications

Plans for a service area here were first proposed in 1988 by Whitbread who were planning a "drive-in restaurant" here however they were refused planning permission. Mobil then applied to build a service station with Forte, which opened as the Cross Keys Garage and the Hardwicke branch of Little Chef.

With traffic now choosing the relatively new M5 nearby as opposed to the older A38, plans to significantly expand the service area came in the 1990s which included a new Travelodge hotel, parking areas, picnic areas, a lake and a new roundabout on the B4008, in an effort to have signs for it added to the M5. Other sites were also looked at, including one on the opposite side of the B4008 and one from Swayfields on the other side of the M5.

The Little Chef was closed in 2001, and demolished to be replaced by the McDonald's.

The filling station later became branded Esso. In summer 2010, the existing, small sales building at the back of the site was demolished and replaced with a new sales building at the front of the site. The new sales building opened as a SPAR store. This was later rebranded to Mace in 2014.

BP Express later acquired the filling station in November 2016 and rebranded the site to include a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Café.

Alternatives

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none nearbyServices on the A38Michaelwood (M5 south, 12 miles)
Oldbury (A419, 6 miles)