This is the service area on the Oxford Ring Road. For the site in Devon, see Peartree Cross.
One of the A-road network's oldest service areas, Peartree still tries to do things properly, even if it can't accommodate HGVs or many coaches.
Catering: Greggs, KFC, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Waitrose & Partners Amenities: Holiday Inn, Travelodge, Showers, Welcome Break Gaming Outdoor Space: Some grass space at back of amenity building Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: Welcome Break, The Good Bakery, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go
Cars: First 2 hours free, after which a £15 charge applies for a further 24 hours. Prices can be paid in Starbucks.
Coaches: Free parking for a maximum of 45 minutes. No long term parking available.
HGVs and motorhomes: no parking is available.
The parking is strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
Both hotel car parks are subject to their own parking restrictions and you should check with hotel reception before parking in either car park.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Trivia and Design
The building takes an unusual design where the toilets appear to be in the basement, while the rest of the public facilities are on the ground floor. In fact, the building is raised above the ground, and the main entrance is positioned at the top of a ramp.
Until recently, the services were advertised as being open from 11am until "late" - this has recently changed as Starbucks opens at 6am, Waitrose opens at 8am and KFC is open from 11am. These units are generally closed by 11pm, though due to its suburban location, the KFC has been known to stay open as late as 1am - a rarity for a service station branch.
Welcome Break did consider leaving the Starbucks open 24 hours, in common with their motorway sites, but this didn't happen. During Christmas periods and the COVID-19 pandemic, Peartree often had the fewest facilities open, reflecting its lower custom levels and inferior status as an A-road service area.
As it is not a motorway site, Welcome Break were allowed to open a Greggs store here in December 2022, reducing the size of the Waitrose store to make space for it.
As the site is close to the centre of Oxford, it has encountered numerous problems with tourist coaches filling up the coach park.
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