Motorway Services Online

Services on the 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.

Brentwood

No HGVs. Single site located at a junction.  At Junction 11, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5LU. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursMizu Noodle BarShell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2Go
Shell operate the filling station
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"

Shenfield

No HGVs. Single site located at a junction.  At Junction 12, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8SD. [Google Maps]
The site is open 24 hoursBP, BP Connect, Wild Bean Cafe, McDonalds Drive Thru
Notes: Sometimes known as "Mountnessing", or confusingly, even "Brentwood". The McDonald's restaurant is tiny, and located within the forecourt.

Chelmsford

Single site located at a junction.  At Junction 19, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5PY. [Google Maps]
The site is open 24 hoursMcDonaldsPremier InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, Car Wash, Jet Wash, AdBlue ContainersLarge HGV parking area available with amenity building containing toilets and showers. Parking policed by CP Plus.
BP Express operate the filling station

Feering

Feering services
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No HGVs. Two sites staggered between junctions.  Between Junctions 24 and 25, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EL (northbound) and CO6 1HD (southbound).
The filling stations are both open 24 hours 

Northbound

Little ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, AdBlue Containers

Southbound

Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Autogas LPG, AdBlue


MRH operate the northbound filling station
Shell operate the southbound filling station
Notes: Former Happy Eater site. The filling stations changed from Total to Esso (N/B) & Shell (S/B) July 2012. A Burger King joined the Little Chef here in May 2015 as part of a revamp of the Little Chef. The northbound filling station has formerly been operated by Pace & Rontec.

Colchester

Single site located at a junction.  At Junction 28, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JA. [Google Maps]
McDonalds Drive ThruBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Containers, LPG
BP Express operate the filling station
Notes: Former Little Chef site, it closed in 2001.

Capel St Mary

Capel St Mary services
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Two sites located within a junction, connected by a public road. Closes at night.  At the slips at Junction 32a, Capel St Mary, Suffolk, IP9 2JP. [Google Maps]
 

Northbound

CappadociaJet, Londis, Jet Wash

Southbound

StarbucksEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging PointTravelodgebookBP, Spar, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, AdBlue Containers


MFG operate the northbound filling station
Euro Garages operate the southbound Starbucks
Notes: Former dual-sided Happy Eater then Little Chef site, the northbound side closed in early August 2012 and now houses Cappadocia Turkish Restaurant. The BP filling station also included a BP Connect and Wild Bean Cafe which closed around October 2014 and then, briefly, a Mace store. The Starbucks is due to gain a Subway soon.

Grove

Two sites staggered between junctions.  At Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4LH.
This site is open 24 hoursShell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2Go, Autogas LPG, Car Wash
Shell operate the filling stations
Notes: The northbound side is also home to a Car Dealer.