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Leigh Delamere services


M4 between J17 and J18

Signposted from the road.


SN14 6LB

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Two sites located between junctions, connected by a pedestrian footbridge.

Rating: See the reviews

Two buildings located on the M4 near Chippenham. The eastbound side exterior is slightly larger and it has a small field by the hotel and a lot more trees.


Catering: on both sides: Burger King, Chow, Costa Coffee, Greggs, KFC, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Krispy Kreme, M&S Coffee to Go, Tango Ice Blast
plus westbound only: Burger King Drive Thru
and eastbound only: Pret A Manger
Shops: on both sides: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmith
plus westbound only: Travellers
and eastbound only: Cotton Traders
Amenities: on both sides: Travelodge, Changing Places, Children's Play Area, Lucky Coin, Revolution Laundry, Showers
plus westbound only: Full Hou$e, Multi Faith Room
Outdoor Space: Small amount of greenery by the hotel Charging Points: westbound only: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway HPC 350kW CCS, 100kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2; Tesla Supercharger 250kW CCS
and eastbound only: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Greggs

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £28. HGVs can pay £31 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone. The location code is 2451 (westbound) and 2452 (eastbound).

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:
Granada Hospitality Ltd
Leigh Delamere Motorway Services Area
Leigh Delamere
SN14 6LB

Trivia and Design

Right-hand road markings.
The eastbound car park had an unusual layout where exiting traffic drives all the way around the outside, meaning it is encouraged to drive on the right.

See also: History:Leigh Delamere

Leigh Delamere lends its name to Michael's former protégé in the 2020 American miniseries Your Honor. It was also the name of a character in Jasper Fforde's 2001 novel The Eyre Affair, where Mr Delamere demands that a motorway service area be named after his mother, Leigh.

On TV, Leigh Delamere was a chosen stop-off during a 2009 episode of Gavin & Stacey, a show which spoke a lot about the M4's service areas, but on this occasion the scene was actually filmed at Cardiff Gate. In print, melancholic columnist Adrian Chiles called the place "post-apocalyptic", after he stopped at the westbound service area late at night in 2024.

A study by Moto in 2023 found that the westbound service area's HGV parking was nearly full, but the eastbound side was only half-full: an unusual imbalance.

Moto were granted planning permission to build a Costa Drive Thru on both sides in November 2019. Several locations have been suggested on both sides for the position of the drive-thru units, with Moto deciding that the eastbound unit will be positioned at the back of the car park whilst the westbound unit will utilise the former police building at the back of the car park.

Moto opened an electric vehicle charging hub on the westbound side in late 2022. Leigh Delamere was also selected as the next candidate for Moto's competitive fuel pricing project, with changes made to the approach signs in February 2023.

The westbound Burger King drive thru lane reopened on 20 March 2023, almost 20 years since it last operated. A new Pret A Manger unit also opened on the eastbound side on the same day, with a new KFC restaurant opening on the westbound side on 25 April 2023. The westbound Cotton Traders store then later closed in June 2024, with a new Pret A Manger store set to be added in July 2024.


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