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Reading services


M4 between J11 and J12

Signposted from the road.


RG30 3UQ

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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.

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Once one the M4's big shopping service areas, Reading retains its atriums on either side of the road.


Catering: on both sides: Burger King, Chow, Costa Coffee, Greggs, KFC, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Costa Drive Thru
plus westbound only: M&S Coffee to Go
Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Amenities: Travelodge, Changing Places, Dog Walking Area, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Revolution Laundry, Showers Outdoor Space: on both sides: Large grass area behind each hotel
plus westbound only: Children's Play Area
Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway HPC 350kW CCS, 100kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: BP, Shop, Marks and Spencer Food, Wild Bean Café, 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 2457 (westbound) and 2456 (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:
Reading Motorway Service Area
RG30 3UQ

Trivia and Design

Eat & Drink Co. restaurant.
The former restaurant area.

See also: History:Reading

In Spring 2017, Transport Focus calculated a 100% satisfaction score for the westbound services and 96% for the eastbound services. This made the westbound services one of the country's top two. By 2019, westbound had fallen to 84%, with eastbound on 90%.

As one of the newer service areas, Reading's two buildings are both build around an atrium, with south-facing windows. Over time this has been extended significantly with new retail units.

During summer 2021, the former westbound external Costa kiosk was refurbished and rented out to Evapo Vape Shop. They later closed in April 2022. The kiosk has since been wrapped in Top Gift branding and is expected to begin trading in early 2023.

Moto added electric vehicle charging hubs on both sides in 2022, which both feature a further 12 ultra-rapid chargers. The eastbound hub went live in December 2022, with the westbound hub following in January 2023.

BP Pulse electric vehicle charging points were also installed here in 2020 but due to disputes between BP and Moto, these are yet to be switched on.

Both sides underwent major refurbishment works in early 2022 which saw the toilets and showers refurbished on both sides along with the former eastbound EDC area being replaced by a relocated Costa store as well as a new KFC restaurant, which opened on 30 May 2022. Moto also added an additional 18 HGV spaces to both sides as part of their investment into improving facilities for HGV drivers.

Moto are also looking at adding a Greggs Drive Thru to the area by the eastbound coach park which will be the first Greggs drive-thru at a motorway service area, and a second drive thru option for Reading eastbound. Following the opening of the new drive-thru, the current Greggs store is lined up to become a Pret A Manger store. The westbound side will also gain a Pret A Manger, removing the second Costa store which is currently available.


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