Gordano Services
Gordano Services is located in Somerset
Gordano Services
Gordano Services
Location within Somerset
RoadM5, A369
Coordinates:51°28′36″N 2°42′26″W / 51.4766°N 2.7072°W / 51.4766; -2.7072
OperatorWelcome Break
Date opened1973[1]
WebsiteWelcome Break

Gordano services (/ɡɔːrˈdn/ gor-DAY-noh) is a motorway service station located at junction 19 of the M5 motorway at the southern end of the Avonmouth Bridge, west of Bristol, England, and close to Portishead. It is owned by Welcome Break and offers KFC, Subway and Burger King food outlets, Waitrose, WH Smith, Starbucks, toilets and shower facilities. New to Gordano services from February 2013 was the opening of another Fonebitz shop offering mobile charging leads, satnavs and ancillaries associated with motorway or general driving.

The services are located off the actual junction; as such, there is only one station rather than a twin complex across the carriageway. The services lie on the Bristol side of the motorway (to the east). The grounds offer views to the Severn Bridge.

The name Gordano comes from Old English and is descriptive of the triangular shape of the whole valley from Clevedon to Portishead,[2] being the ablative singular of the Latinised form of Gorden meaning muddy valley.[3]

Years Of Gordano services

Gordano Motorway Services In 1999


  1. ^ Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology Archived 2 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine - Accessed 14 February 2009
  2. ^ "Footsteps into History - Clapton in Gordano". Western Daily Press. 22 September 2009. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  3. ^ Cameron, Kenneth (1988). English Place-Names. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-7134-5698-1.