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5 places to stop for a decent coffee on the motorway this summer


Desperate for a decent cup of coffee to break up a long car journey? Dude we know that feeling.


Here’s how it usually goes down.


  • You rock up to a service station.
  • You buy something which smells pretty gross, is so hot it burns, but is the caffeine hit you need on a long-ass drive.
  • You get to enjoy that yucky aftertaste for the remaining four hours of your journey.


Well my friend. It doesn’t have to be this way.


Arlo’s Pantry & Kitchen are serving up speciality coffee from Moto locations on the M4, M5 and M6.


So next time you’re looking for a pitstop to break up your journey. Keep your eyes out for one of these hotspots.

M5: Exeter J30

Off to Devon or Cornwall this summer? Enjoy. The. Surf.

Whether you're headed southbound, northbound, holiday bound or homeward bound (sorry, we're done now) you'll get some tasty coffee here.

Arlo's Kitchen, EXETER, M5 Junction 30, Sandygate, Exeter, Devon EX2 7HF

M6: Lancaster Northbound J32-33

If your sense of adventure is taking you to the breathtaking Lake District, the depths of the Dales, or exploring the highlands of Scotland this summer, this right here will be the coffee stop you need.

M6, between J32 and 33. Head straight to Arlo's, order yourself a flat white. Boom.

LANCASTER NORTHBOUND, M6 northbound, Junction 32 and 33, White Carr Lane, Lancaster LA2 9DU

M4: Reading Westbound J12-13

Go WEST life is peaceful there. Wise words Petshop boys. Wise. Words.

If you're journeying to those lush Welsh valleys, on route to our hometown, Bristol or further afield, a quick stop off at Reading Westbound will leave you refuelled and re-caffeinated with some speciality coffee roasted by yours truly.

READING WESTBOUND, M4 westbound between Junction 11 and 12, Burghfield, Reading, Berkshire RG30 3UQ

M4: Chieveley J13

Heading to London to experience summer in the capital? Or maybe a spot of punting in Oxford. (the trick, is not to fall in!)

Wherever your destination, pull into Arlo's at Chieveley for a cheeky coffee and some tasty grub to set you on your way.

CHIEVELEY, M4/A34 Junction 13, Oxford Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9XX

M4: Leigh Delamare Westbound J17-18

We flipping love the Cotswolds. If you're heading this way to soak up the English countryside this summer, then this will be a speciality coffee stop off worth keeping an eye out for.

LEIGH DELAMERE WESTBOUND, M4 westbound between Junction 17 and 18, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6LB

Not on your journey?

Not passing through any of these?


Jeez, sorry man. Our final suggestion is that you invest in one of these and BYO.


Safe travels.

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