This is the service area on the Oxford Ring Road. For the site in Devon, see Peartree Cross.
Once a tired Little Chef, these services were taken over by Welcome Break in 2010 and given a completely new list of brands.
Despite being one of the larger A-road service areas, it has no space for HGVs and limited space for coaches.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 27 April 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: KFC, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Waitrose & Partners Main Amenities: Showers Hotels: Holiday Inn, Travelodge Charging Points: Ecotricity Forecourt: Welcome Break Fuel, The Deli, Chicago Town Pizza, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers
Cars: First 2 hours free, after which a £15 charge applies for a further 24 hours. Prices can be paid in the shop.
Coaches: Free parking for a maximum of 45 minutes.
HGVs and motorhomes: no parking is available.
The parking is strictly enforced by ParkingEye. This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Trivia and Design
The building takes an unusual design where the toilets appear to be in the basement, while the rest of the public facilities are on the ground floor. In fact, the building is raised above the ground, and the main entrance is positioned at the top of a ramp.
Until recently, the services were advertised as being open from 11am until "late" - this has recently changed as Starbucks opens at 6am, Waitrose opens at 8am and KFC is open from 11am. These units are generally closed by 11pm, though due to its suburban location, the KFC has been known to stay open as late as 1am - a rarity for a service station branch.
Welcome Break did consider leaving the Starbucks open 24 hours, in common with their motorway sites, but this didn't happen. During Christmas periods and the COVID-19 pandemic, Peartree often had the fewest facilities open, reflecting its lower custom levels, and inferior status as an A-road service area.
As the site is close to the centre of Oxford, it has encountered numerous problems with tourist coaches filling up the coach park.
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