Cherwell Valley Services
Cherwell Valley Services Sign.jpg
The new building
Cherwell Valley Services is located in Oxfordshire
Cherwell Valley Services
Cherwell Valley Services
Location within Oxfordshire
Coordinates:51°56′57″N 1°11′55″W / 51.949116°N 1.198555°W / 51.949116; -1.198555Coordinates: 51°56′57″N 1°11′55″W / 51.949116°N 1.198555°W / 51.949116; -1.198555
OperatorMoto Hospitality
Date opened1994
WebsiteMoto[permanent dead link]

Cherwell Valley services is a motorway service station on the M40 motorway at Stoke Lyne, near Bicester, in Oxfordshire, England. In August 2011 it was rated as 3 stars by quality assessors at Visit England;[1] however, it is unknown whether this was a rating of the new or temporary building.[2]


The services are located at junction 10 of the M40, and are accessed from a roundabout on the junction.

Despite its name, it is neither in the valley nor the drainage basin of the Cherwell, but rather beside a small east-flowing stream that becomes part of the Padbury Brook before joining the Great Ouse at Buckingham.[3]


The former main building
The former main building

It was opened in 1994 and gave the 89-mile motorway its first service station,[4] four years after its completion. The site was previously occupied by a toilet facility, which had been there since the motorway's opening.

Three more service stations have since been added on the M40:

A Travelodge has existed at the service station since its opening.

2010 fire

On 15 April 2010, the main building was destroyed by fire.[5][6] The main site was to be rebuilt to a similar style to Wetherby services on the A1(M).[7] Construction on the new building started on 27 June 2010 and was completed for reopening on 30 June 2011.[8]


  1. ^ "Consultancy Services". Visit England. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Cherwell Valley". Motorway Services Online. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey mapping. Ordnance Survey. 2015.
  4. ^ "Granada Services Cherwell Valley". Mace Group Ltd. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Fire destroys M40 Cherwell Valley services". BBC News Channel. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  6. ^ Shepherd, Tom (15 April 2010). "Fire destroys Cherwell Valley Services". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  7. ^ "unknown" (PDF). Cherwell District Council. ((cite web)): Cite uses generic title (help)[dead link]
  8. ^ "Cherwell Valley Services on M40 reopens after fire". BBC News Oxford. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.

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