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A12

Here are details on the services on the A12, starting at London and ending at Great Yarmouth (A47). Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M25, A130, A14 and the A47.

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Brentwood (No HGVs)

Location & Services Type: Single site located at J11, Essex, CM14 5LU. Also accessible to traffic on the M25 (J28) and the A1023. [Google Maps Link]

Restaurant: Mizu Noodle Bar
Forecourt: Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2Go

Notes: Signposted London bound only. The restaurant was formerly a Little Chef, and previously a Kelly's Kitchen. These services are located off the notorious Brook Street roundabout, otherwise known as M25 Junction 28. A Holiday Inn is located nearby, which was formerly a Forte Posthouse. This was also a former Total filling site. Also known as "South Weald"

The Shell filling station is open 24hrs

Shenfield (No HGVs)

Location & Services Type: Single site located at J12, Essex, CM15 8SD. Also accessible to traffic on the A1023 and the B1002. [Google Maps link]

Restaurant: McDonald's (with Drive Thru)
Forecourt: BP, Shop, Wild Bean Cafe & AdBlue Containers

Notes: Sometimes known as "Mountnessing", or confusingly, even "Brentwood". The McDonald's restaurant is tiny, and located within the forecourt.

The BP filling station is open 24hrs

Chelmsford

Location & Services Type: Single site located at J19, Essex, CM2 5PY. Also accessible to traffic on the A130, A1138 and the B1137. [Google Maps link]

Operator: BP Connect
Restaurant: McDonald's (with Drive Thru)
Forecourt: BP, Wild Bean Cafe, M&S Simply Food, Car Wash, Jet Wash, AdBlue Containers
Motel: Premier Inn[book rooms]

Notes: Large HGV parking area available with amenity building containing toilets and showers. Parking policed by CP Plus.

The BP filling station is open 24hrs

Witham

Location & Services Type: Single site located at J21 on the northbound side only, Essex, CM8 1ED. [Google Maps link]

Forecourt: Texaco, The Co-Operative Food, Costa Express

Notes: Site also home to a car dealer. Former BP filling station site.

This site is open 24 hours

Feering (No HGVs)

Feering services
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Location & Services Type: Two sites staggered between J24 and J25, Essex, CO5 9EL (northbound) and CO6 1HD (southbound). [Google Maps link: northbound | southbound]

Northbound

Operator: MRH Group (forecourt only)
Restaurant: Little Chef
Forecourt: Esso, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers & Car Wash
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]

Southbound

Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli2Go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG & AdBlue

Notes: Former Happy Eater site. The filling stations changed from Total to Esso (N/B) & Shell (S/B) July 2012. A Burger King is due to join the Little Chef here at the end of May as part of a revamp of the Little Chef. The northbound filling station has formerly been operated by Pace & Rontec.

The Esso NORTHBOUND is open 24hrs

Colchester

Location & Services Type: Single site located between J27 & J29 on the northbound side only, Essex, CO4 5JA. [Google Maps link]

Operator: Quantum Commission
Forecourt: BP, Wild Bean Cafe, M&S Simply Food, AdBlue Containers & LPG

Notes: Former Little Chef site, it closed in 2001.

This site is open 24hrs

Capel St Mary

Capel St Mary services
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Location & Services Type: Single site located between the slips at J32a on the southbound side only, Essex, IP9 2JP. [Google Maps link]

Operator: Euro Garages
Restaurant: Starbucks Coffee
Forecourt: BP, Shop & AdBlue Cannisters
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]

Notes: Former Happy Eater then Little Chef site, the latter closed in early August 2012. There also once was a Jet and Costcutter on the northbound side but these have also closed.

Copdock

Full details: Copdock

Formerly a Welcome Break service area, it's now been sold to Tesco but is still signed.

Orwell Crossing

Full details: Orwell Crossing

Truck Stop on the joint A12/A14 road at Ipswich on the Eastbound side only.

Grove

Location & Services Type: Two sites staggered between junctions at Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4LH.

Forecourt: Shell, Costa Express, Deli2Go, Autogas LPG, Pay at Pump & Car Wash

Notes: The northbound side is also home to a Car Dealer.

This site is open 24hrs

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