Gloucester Services voted number one motorway service station in the UK

Gloucester Services off the M5 has been voted the number one service station in the UK in a survey of consumers by consumer website Which? The service station offer a dog walking path and locally sourced food and drink. The building has a grass roof and solar panels. Respondents to the survey by consumer champion Which? rated service stations on criteria that included including the range of facilities, prices and social distancing. Footage filmed on Saturday (April 3) shows customers at the service station. Which? wrote: "It’s a disservice to describe the stop between junctions 11A and 12 on the M5 as a service station. Unlike the dreary buildings often found on motorways, Gloucester Services has a designer feel, with a roof carpeted in grass and the splash of a pond out the front of its floor-to-ceiling windows. You can enjoy the view while tucking into home-cooked meals such as fish and chips and steak and ale pie. You can also buy local produce from the ‘fabulous’ farm shop, including ‘bread to rival any baker’ and regional cheeses, such as Hereford Hop. No wonder visitors called it an ‘essential part of a journey through Gloucestershire.'" Gloucester Services tweeted: "Delighted to be named UK’s best service station by @WhichUK, receiving top score in its survey of the country’s best and worst #servicestations, followed by our sister businesses @TebayServices and @cairn_lodge in 2nd and 3rd place #supportlocal #eatlocal.