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Services on the A11

Below is a list of all the signposted services on the A11 between Ely and King's Lynn.

The following roads meet the A10, and also have services guides on this website: Services on the M11 and the A14.

Babraham

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between M11 and Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, CB21 6AP. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express
Shell operate the filling station
Euro Garages operate the Little Chef and Burger King
Notes: For some reason, this service area has always been given undue prominence by some road atlases.

The Little Chef here opened in the 1960s, and managed to withstand the A11 being upgraded to a dual carriageway. The Travelodge was added by Forte and the Burger King by Granada.

In 2002, a refurbishment saw it become one of the Little Chef Choices, whereby Harry Ramsden's and Caffe Ritazza were added. These were later removed, and the Burger King closed too. In 2013 the Burger King reopened, and the Little Chef is set to close in 2017.

Worsted

Southbound only. No HGVs. Single site located at a junction on the Southbound side only.  Southbound between the M11 and Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, CB22 3AX. (Google Maps)
Harvest Energy, LondisThere is a large layby available after the filling station
Notes: A small petrol station on the old southbound A11, which is signed as "Petrol Station" with a blue car park symbol. The filling station was formerly branded as Texaco but changed hands during the summer of 2016. There is a large lay-by at the same junction, which often has a burger van on-site.

Newmarket

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. Facilities available 24 hours. Full details  Between Cambridge and Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, CB8 0XG. (Google Maps)
 

Westbound

Starbucks, SubwayEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Tourist InformationBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers

Eastbound

Tourist InformationBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers


Full details: Newmarket

A purpose-built service area shared with the A14.

Red Lodge

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Between Newmarket and Thetford, Cambridgeshire, IP28 8LB. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursRed Lodge Transport CafeAmple HGV parking
Notes: A popular cafe on the old A11. This cafe is signed as 'Transport Cafe' from the current A11.

Barton Mills

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. 24 hours: The filling stations are open 24 hours  Between Newmarket and Thetford, Suffolk, IP28 6AE. (Google Maps)
The filling stations are open 24 hours 

Northbound

Pancake & Waffle ShackEsso, Shop 'n Drive, Costa Express, Jet Wash

Southbound

Little ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers


Rontec operate the northbound filling station
MRH operate the southbound filling station
Euro Garages operate the southbound restaurants
Notes: Also home to an ambulance station. These facilities once sat around a roundabout, with an AJ's on the north side and the Little Chef on the south side. The latter opened in 1987.

In 1998, the AJ's became a second Little Chef, while the original gained a Burger King. In 2002, the south-side Little Chef became a Little Chef Choices, gaining a Harry Ramsden's and Caffe Ritazza. These were removed, and the Burger King was then replaced by Coffee Tempo!.

The north-side Little Chef gained a takeaway service, but in 2012 it was closed as part of nationwide cutbacks. The filling station changed from Total to Esso around this time.

The next year the Burger King was reintroduced to the south-side Little Chef, but the Little Chef is due to close in 2017. The petrol station on this side was one of Esso's last major sites before it was sold.

The southbound petrol station sales shop was damaged by a severe fire in April 2017, thought to have started with an electrical fault in a refrigerator unit.

Abbey Heath

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  At Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1QN. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursBP, Hursts, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available
MRH operate the filling stations

Besthorpe

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. 24 hours: The westbound filling station is open 24 hours  Between Thetford and Norwich, Norfolk, NR17 2LB. (Google Maps)
The westbound filling station is open 24 hours 

Westbound

Mr D's DinerwebsiteBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue ContainersHGV parking available

Eastbound

Route 11 Kitchen, Restaurant and CafewebsiteShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa ExpressHGV parking available


Shell operate the eastbound filling station
BP Express operate the westbound filling station
Notes: Former Happy Eater/Little Chef sites on either side.

Thickthorn

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours.  At A11/A47 junction, Norfolk, NR9 3AU. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hours.Little ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash
Shell operate the filling station
Euro Garages operate the restaurants
Notes: Also known as Norwich services. The services opened around the same time as the bypass. A Burger King was added in the 1990s, while in 2002 it became a Little Chef Choices, gaining a Harry Ramsden's and Caffe Ritazza. These were later removed. The Little Chef is expected to close in 2017.
 

Key

The following icons may be used on this page:

TRSAiconEastbound.gif - services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)

TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

TRSAicononline.gif - there are two services, on either side of the road

TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

TRSAiconfulldetails.gif - further information available on this link

TRSAiconMSA.gif - the services are actually part of a motorway service area

TRSAicontruckstop.gif - the services are actually part of a truckstop