Clacket Lane Services
The westbound service area
Clacket Lane Services is located in Surrey
Clacket Lane Services
Clacket Lane Services
Location within Surrey
Coordinates:51°16′16″N 0°02′20″E / 51.271076°N 0.038789°E / 51.271076; 0.038789
Date opened17 May 1993
WebsiteRoadchef Clacket Lane

Clacket Lane services is a motorway service station on the M25 motorway midway between junctions 5 and 6, in Surrey, United Kingdom, adjacent to the parish borders between Limpsfield, Surrey and Westerham, Kent,[1] a small village and a town respectively.

It is the largest Roadchef services in the UK, and one of the largest and busiest on the UK motorway network serving traffic on the extremely busy southern stretch of the M25 London orbital motorway, and traffic to and from the coastal ports and the Channel Tunnel. It is named after a road which passes over the motorway nearby.[2]


Service stations at the site were first proposed in 1972.[citation needed] During planning, the services were intended to be named Titsey Wood after the forest that surrounds the site.[3]

The site would be 40 acres, with parking for 770 cars, 30 coaches and 150 trucks. There would be two self service restaurants with 400 seats each. It was anticipated to sell 12 million gallons of fuel in 1994. The site could store 1.6 million litres of fuel, with 160 pumps. The architects were Dancey and Meredith. Structural engineering was by the Ernest Green Partnership. The £13.2m contract was awarded to Moss Construction of Cheltenham, who built it in 15 months, and by Wallis Ltd of Bromley. The landscape architect was Travers Morgan. Building started in May 1992.[4] 45 year old Peter Whitlock, a former Asda store manager, from Milton Keynes, would be the general manager.[5]

Fuel services were opened on Monday 17 May 1993, by Patricia Banks, chairman of Tandridge District Council.[6]

The catering services were opened by Robert Key, Minister for Roads and Traffic on 21 July 1993.[7]

During construction of the sites, artifacts from Roman Britain were found, specifically from a disused Roman road and are now displayed at the service station.[8]


Most of the site is in Tatsfield, and part of the western site is in Titsey.


  1. ^ "Map of Westerham Road, Oxted, Surrey". Streetmap EU Ltd. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  2. ^ "OS Maps: online mapping".
  3. ^ Barkham, Patrick (21 February 2002). "Coach tour of the M25 – a great day out". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  4. ^ Caterham Mirror Thursday 29 July 1993, page 5
  5. ^ Gloucester Citizen Saturday 1 May 1993, page 6
  6. ^ Kent & Sussex Courier Friday 14 May 1993, page 9
  7. ^ Baldwin, Peter; Bridle, Ron; Baldwin, Robert; Porter, John (2002). The Motorway Achievement, Volume 1. Thomas Telford. p. 938. ISBN 978-0-727-73196-8.
  8. ^ "Clacket Lane". Motorway Services Online. Retrieved 11 July 2017.