Membury Services
Membury services
Membury services (Berkshire)
Information
CountyBerkshire
RoadM4
Coordinates:51°28′50″N 1°33′25″W / 51.480679°N 1.55686°W / 51.480679; -1.55686Coordinates: 51°28′50″N 1°33′25″W / 51.480679°N 1.55686°W / 51.480679; -1.55686
OperatorWelcome Break
Date opened1972[1]
WebsiteWelcome Break

Membury services is a motorway service station on the M4 motorway, located on the original site of RAF Membury in the civil parish of Lambourn in the English county of Berkshire, on the edge of the border with Wiltshire, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Junction 14. It is owned by Welcome Break and is situated adjacent to the Membury Radio Mast.

Membury is one of five services which have a Starbucks drive-thru: the others are Fleet (Northbound only) M3, Warwick (Southbound only) M40, Hartshead Moor (Eastbound only) M62 and Gordano M5.

The service station is one of fourteen for which large murals were commissioned from artist David Fisher in the 1990s, designed to reflect the local area and history.[2]

The services were constructed along with this section of the M4 between 1969 and 1971 by Arthur Monk and Co Ltd.[3]

The Iron Age hillfort, Membury Camp, lies to the immediate southwest of the old airfield and the services.

References

  1. ^ Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology Archived 2009-04-02 at the Wayback Machine - Accessed 16 February 2009
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "M4. Wickham to Liddington (J14 to J15)". The Motorway Archive. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
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