Usually when I stop at the services on a long car journey, I venture in, see a high street chain, look at the prices and then walk out.
Well at least I managed to stretch my legs. Sometimes though I am known to order a coffee.
On my most recent visit to Membury Services, I decided I would buy a coffee, and went to Starbucks. I am actually not a great fan of the flavour of Starbucks coffee, but with no choice, I ordered a flat white.
I had quite low expectations, so in the end I quite enjoyed the coffee. It was kind of what I expected.
Though I have visited the Membury Services many times it was only last year that I realised it was next to an airfield, when I heard and then saw an airplane coming into land.
Though checking Wikipedia I realise that it was only more recently that aircraft have started flying from the airfield, as the airfield was closed in the 1960s with the construction of the M4. The services are located on the original site of the RAF Membury. The base was opened in 1942 and was used by the RAF and the USAAF.