The first time I visited this services, I must have spent about two hours in the shop but this isn’t the place you’ll find a Grab Bag of Salt & Vinegar Discos and can of Tango. Instead, think artisan cheeses, pastel-coloured meringues and top-quality locally-reared sausage rolls. That’s before we even cover the homewares that you really need for your van including handmade ceramics from independent craftsmen (and women) and jolly brightly-coloured picnic items.
If you really like it and decide to stay for the night, it will cost you £18 and you’ll get access to free, clean showers and a voucher to go towards your dinner but you’ll have to be self-sufficient as there’s no waste water point or electric hook-up.
Oh sorry, before I forget you can of course fill up your tank at the petrol station.
If you’re on the M5, sister services Gloucester Services
is worth a stop off, too.