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Sarn Park services

(Gwasanaethau Parc Sarn)


M4 at J36
(also accessible to traffic on the A4061 and the A4063)

Signposted from the road.


CF32 9SY

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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The joy of junction service areas: for eastbound traffic, the new Sarn Park building is a simple exit from the M4, while for westbound traffic, the journey involves passing through several junctions outside the McArthur Glen Designer Outlets in Bridgend.


Catering: Burger King, Subway, Starbucks Drive Thru, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go Shops: WHSmith Amenities: Days Inn, Changing Places, Game Zone, Showers Outdoor Space: Picnic area and grass bank next to drive thru; large grass lawn around hotel Charging Points: Applegreen Electric 150kW CCS; GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2; Tesla Supercharger 120kW Forecourt: Welcome Break, The Good Bakery, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £28 (or £30 to include a £12 meal voucher).

Prices can be paid in the shop, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Sarn Park Motorway Services
Sarn Park Motorway Services Area
CF32 9SY

Trivia and Design

Brick building with a pagoda roof and an advert for Burger King on the wall.
Detailing of one of the original amenity buildings.

See also: History:Sarn Park

The whole site is 5.67 hectares.

The service area has the unfortunate accolade of having needed to be rebuilt twice. The first facilities were regarded as a failure and replaced in 1986. Welcome Break called it one of their most tired sites in 2016, so it was demolished again, replacing the unique octagon building with something much more contemporary.

As the land is such an odd shape, the hotel has been positioned at the end of a long driveway, where it has a large lawn that looks completely unrelated to the main facilities, which are a long walk away.

A Subway store was added to the main building on 12 August 2021.

Four Applegreen Electric charging points were added to the car park in early 2023, adding a third charging option for electric vehicle owners here.


Cardiff West (12 miles)Services on the M4Swansea West (24 miles)
Cardiff Gate (21 miles)Welcome Break servicesnone

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