The Prince of Wales officially opened Gloucester Services on the M5 last week, marking the completion of a £40m project.
Gloucester Services southbound between junctions 11a and 12 on the M5 opened for business on Tuesday 19th May 2015, a year after the northbound services opened.
Gloucester Services is part of the Westmorland Family, which owns Tebay Services on the M6. The company’s motorway service areas do not have franchises, but instead make their own food for their kitchens using locally sourced produce.
At Gloucester the farmshop and kitchen stock food and craft produce from more than 130 local producers within 30 miles of the services and a further 70 producers from across the South West, the majority of which are small-scale operations.
Sarah Dunning, CEO of Westmorland Family, said: "It’s been a tremendous honour to have HRH The Prince of Wales officially open Gloucester Services. We share a mutual love and respect for the countryside."