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M40 Motorway | Junction 8a, Waterstock OX33 1LJ, England
+44 1865 877000
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to meet with brother to sign some papers - he suggested halfway meet between Coventry & Staines = Oxford / Services. Was quite sceptical when he said grab lunch as well!! However can honestly say in my opinion they are the best motorway services I have visited - smiles from several employees along the way - toilets very clean,... More 

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Thank Helen M
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review Nellie. It is great to hear you had a good visit to us at Oxford. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

MIDLANDS
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147 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good fish and chips... great service. Excellent presentation. Good progress for motorway services.... well done.

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Thank SUMMERGIRL080
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Harry Ramsden's. Hope to see you again next time you are on your motorway travels. More 

chester uk
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good KFC order at screen toilets ok. Shops as you would expect expensive. Does what it says on the Tin and much needed. Shall re visit.

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Thank juwcherokee
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Thame
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I do call at the Welcome Break Oxford from time to time. There are plenty of different companies offering food and I have always been serviced relatively quickly. The food is good. The tables are cleared and cleaned regularly. It is fine for a quick meal.

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Thank Janice F
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Janice. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and are a regular visitor to us. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Just stopped for a quick drink which was nice at Starbucks. The public convenience services are disgraceful absolutely filthy the ladies were just horrible I actually think I'd have rather gone on the verge such a shame as it looks a nice place but this has really put me off I'm never ever stopping off there again.

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Thank Hiddleho
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had a poor experience when you visited us. We have shared your review with the team at Oxford to investigate and action. We do hope you will give Welcome Break another try to show that this was not to the usual high standards we strive to provide to our customers. Thank you. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

One of the Managers at the services, David, was extremely helpful when I called regarding a query. He called me back, listened and took the appropriate action. He dealt with my query efficiently and was very understanding. As a result I am very grateful for his time and effort and can say he is a credit to the management team... More 

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Thank Linda M
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Linda. It is great to hear you had a good experience and our management team assisted you. We look forward to seeing you very soon. More 

Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Business meeting here at the drive through today. Served by Faviula who was a very happy person to the least. Great seating and really good coffeee and choice of eats. Egg sandwiches and Avocado and Bean Wrap - really good. 3 lots of coffee too.

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Thank Trevor R
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your ind review Trevor. It is great to hear you had a good visit and you enjoyed both your food and coffee. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We met up for a business meeting and were worried we were going to get fined if we stayed over two hours. I spoke to 'David' who was really helpful and explained that he would make sure we're not fined if we went over the two hours. All in all very good customer service from David.

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Thank tolomey
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is good to hear the team looked after you on the day of your visit. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Aveley, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It's ok here. Car park is a bit of a poor design, no one seems to know what they're doing and there is always queuing for a spot. Facilities inside are ok too. Personally I'm a costa man myself, but that's just preference. Toilets are nice and clean though, which is rare for a Welcome Break.

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Thank OscarShakes
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Oscar. We are pleased to hear you found the toilets in good order. We do offer Costa Express in our WHSmith and forecourts. Hopefully next time you visit you will have a more positive experience. Thank you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for a breakfast and a break from driving. I had the Harry Ramsden's full English £7.99. The food was of a very poor quality, in fact I left most of it and ate the toast. What a disappointment. If you feel like stopping for a breakfast I would keep going until the next stop.

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Thank Stuart P
WelcomeBreak, Owner at Welcome Break Oxford, responded to this review

Sorry to hear this Stuart. The Duty manager would have been happy to exchange your meal for you. Apologies that your experience was not to the normal standard we strive to deliver. We do hope you will give Welcome Break another try next time you are on your motorway travels. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M40 Motorway | Junction 8a, Waterstock OX33 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Waterstock
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 877000
Description
Welcome Break Oxford, offering a wide range of famous High Street food brands to help you along your journey. Additional facilities include fully licensed Ramada hotel, Starbucks Drive Thru and 24 hour Starbucks & WHSmith. Cash machines, toilets, showers and 24 hour forecourt are also available at Welcome Break Oxford. Fodo brands include KFC, Burger King, Tossed, Subway and Harry Ramsden's. Waitrose is open until 10pm 7 days a a week. Free unlimited WiFi is available and parking is free for the 1st 2 hours.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?