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Severn View services


M48 at J1
(also accessible to traffic on the A403 and the B4461 and not far from the M4)

Signposted from the road? Yes (as Costa/Burger King from M48)


BS35 4BH

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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Possibly the windiest service area known to man, Severn View is a historic and now slightly neglected site alongside the original Severn Bridge. Despite its name, it is not actually immediately adjacent to the bridge, the river or the motorway junction, though it is connected to all three by public footpaths.


Catering: Burger King, Costa Coffee, Costa Express Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Dog Walking Area, Games Arcade, Showers Hotel: Travelodgebook Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway HPC 350kW CCS, HPC 100kW CHAdeMO, 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £22. HGVs can pay £24 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone. The location code is 2460.

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 Services
M48 Service Area
Aust Motorway Services Area
Severn Bridge
BS35 4BH

Trivia and Design

Aust services 1960s.
The original services building, in 1966.

See also: History:Severn View

The service area has changed a lot since it opened, when it was known as 'Aust'. Back then it could be found off M4 J21. Its history has all the details.

While it may not offer many facilities any more, the service area is still probably the best place to park for accessing the Severn Bridge, although sightseers should be wary of the two-hour free parking limit.

The current amenity building is probably the smallest at any signed motorway service area, but the large grounds make up for this. The entire building has only one shower facility, and a tiny shop. Its small size was one of the factors in Transport Focus calculating a 72% satisfaction score in Spring 2019, making it the worst site in England. Moto explained that they would be focusing improvements on it over the following year.

Although the service area was renamed in 1993, during the 2021 fuel crisis, the national highway authority displayed the name "Aust services" on all their electronic signs. The policy does say that it should be called "Severn View".

Moto have held planning permission to build an external Greggs store in front of the service area building since February 2020. Construction has been on hold while they decide whether to build this or to fit the Greggs inside the dining area instead.

GRIDSERVE chose Severn View as the location of one of 11 new electric vehicle charging hubs, which opened in June 2022 with six high-powered chargers alongside the existing medium power ones. Space was provided for additional chargers to be provided if the demand rises. Moto are also hoping to build a new Changing Places facility next to the entrance lobby.


none on M48
Leigh Delamere (M4 east, 23 miles)
Michaelwood (M5 north, 13 miles)
Gordano (M5 south, 13 miles)
Services on the M48none on M48
Magor (M4 west, 11 miles)
Leigh Delamere (M4 east, 23 miles)Moto servicesSwansea West (M4 west, 69 miles)

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