Stopping at motorway services is always a strange experience. A soulless stop-off for all manner of motorists, service stations somehow manage to appear untouched by the hands of time, yet simultaneously trapped in the past. And it’s an experience that could be about to become all the more surreal for some motorists as England’s first motorway service station pub opens for business. The controversial Hope and Champion pub, operated by the JD Wetherspoon chain and situated at services next to junction 2 of the M40 near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is open from 4am until 1am and will be licensed to sell alcohol from 9am. So, is it one for the road (non-alcoholic, obviously) or will it prove to be the road to ruin?