Sedgemoor Services
Sedgemoor Services is located in Somerset
Sedgemoor Services
Sedgemoor Services
Location within Somerset
RoadM5 motorway
Coordinates:51°16′08″N 2°55′17″W / 51.2689°N 2.9215°W / 51.2689; -2.9215
Previous name(s)Brent Knoll Rest Area
Northbound services
OperatorWelcome Break
Date opened1987
WebsiteWelcome Break
Southbound services
Date opened1986
WebsiteRoadchef Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor services is a motorway service station on the M5 motorway near the village of Rooks Bridge in Somerset, England. The location of the services can be identified from a long distance because of their proximity to Brent Knoll, an isolated hill on the Somerset Levels.

The northbound station is operated by Welcome Break, and the southbound station is operated by Roadchef.

The northbound station is one of fourteen service stations for which large murals were commissioned from artist David Fisher in the 1990s, designed to reflect the local area and history.[1]


The sites opened in 1970 as Brent Knoll Rest Area by the Department for Transport; however, after high rates of crime, the services were transferred to Welcome Break and Roadchef.[2] They were upgraded to Motorway Service Area status in 1987 after two service buildings were added.[3]


  1. ^ "David Fisher - Somerset Art - Commercial Works & Commissions". Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Sedgemoor (North) - motorway services".
  3. ^ Motorway Services Trivia Site - Sedgemoor Archived 5 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine - Accessed 14 January 2009