Motorway Services Online

Services on the A30/A303


Here are details on the services on the A30/A303, starting at Basingstoke and ending at Hayle. Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M3, M5, A34, A35, A38 and the former Weyhill services.

Popham

Popham services
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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. Full details  Between the M3 and Andover, Hampshire, SO21 3SP. [Google Maps]
 

Westbound

Little ChefHistory, Little Chef ExpressChargeMaster Electric Vehicle Charging PointBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Cannisters

Eastbound

Popham Diner, TchiboEsso, Spar, Starbucks on the Go, Subway, Greggs


Full details: Popham

Possibly the most famous Little Chef around.

Barton Stacey

Barton Stacey services
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Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only.  Westbound between Basingstoke and Andover, Hampshire, SO21 3NF. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistoryTravelodgebookEsso, Shop, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, Air1 AdBlue, Jet Wash
MRH operate the filling station

The Buck

Eastbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Eastbound side only.  Eastbound between Basingstoke and Andover, Hampshire, SP11 6NJ. [Google Maps]
This site is open 24 hoursBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Cannisters
BP Express operate this site
Notes: Former Longparish Little Chef site.

Solstice Park

Solstice Park services
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Single site located at a junction.  Between Andover and Amesbury, Hampshire, SP4 7SQ. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursCosta Coffee (with Drive Thru), Harvester (The Amesbury Archer), KFC (with Drive Thru), McDonalds Drive Thru, Pizza Hut, Solstice Bar & Grill, Toby Carvery
Meeting RoomsHoliday InnbookTexaco, Co-op Food, Costa Express
Co-operative Group operate the filling station
Notes: Services only signed to westbound traffic but can be easily accessed from eastbound. The park is home to six Charlotte Moreton sculptures.

Countess

Single site located at a junction. Closes at night.  At Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7AS. [Google Maps]
Little ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookShell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2Go
Shell operate the filling station
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A345. Also known as Amesbury. Opened in 1990. It's actually located on the A303 eastbound, but immediately after and with a link back to a roundabout. This is the closest motel to Stonehenge. Site formerly included Little Chef Express. Also includes a red Spectrum Interactive telephone box, a rare sight outside of cities.

Chicklade

Single site located between junctions.  At Chicklade, Wiltshire, SP3 5ST.
Eat & GoMurco, Spar, Rijo42 Coffee
Notes: The restaurant, which is attached to the forecourt, is housed in a former Little Chef. The Murco station was formerly branded as Pace.

Willoughby Hedge

Westbound only. Single site located at a junction on the Westbound side only.  Westbound between Amesbury and Ilchester, Wiltshire, BA12 6AQ. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, Little Chef ExpressChargeMaster electric vehicle charging pointEsso, Spar, Subway, Greggs, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers
Euro Garages operate the filling station
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the B3089. The forecourt formerly included On the Run branding and a Costa outlet.

Sparkford

Single site located at a junction.  Between Amesbury and Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 7JE. [Google Maps]
This site is open 24 hoursMcDonalds Drive ThruEsso, Spar, Costa Express, Bake & Bite, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash, Jet Wash
Chartman Ltd. operate the filling station
Notes: Often mixed up with the next service area along (by our listings, anyway!) - this one is probably better known as Hazelgrove services, but it is closer to Sparkford. Site formerly included Zuma Beach Coffee machines.

Camel Hill

No HGVs. Single site located between junctions. Closes at night.  Between Amesbury and Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 7PH. [Google Maps]
Mattia American Diner, Lavazza CoffeeShell, Londis, Costa Express, Autogas LPG
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: The restaurant here used to originally be the Frying Pan Cafe but closed in 1984 and was demolished and replaced by a Happy Eater. This later became a Little Chef which closed in 2008 and is now housed by the Mattia Diner. The services come about two miles before another petrol station and former Welcome Break site at Camel Cross.

Podimore

Podimore services
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Single site located at a junction.  Between Amesbury and Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8JG. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, Burger King, Little Chef ExpressTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, Air1 AdBlue, FloGas LPG, Car Wash
MRH operate the filling station
Notes: This service area opened in 1995. Also accessible to traffic on the A37 and the A372.

Townsend

Eastbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Eastbound side only. Closes at night.  Eastbound between Ilchester and Ilminster, Somerset, BA22 8PF. [Google Maps]
Diners DelightShell, Shell Shop
Notes: There is a 'secret exit' onto Bearley Lane. The diner, formerly Jolly Diner, acquired new owners in 2012 and was given a total refurbishment.

Cartgate

Single site located at a junction.  Between Ilchester and Ilminster, Somerset, TA14 6RA. [Google Maps]
The Cartgate Lodge CafePicnic Tables, Toilets, Tourist Information
Highways Agency operate this site

Stoke-sub-Hamdon

Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. Closes at night.  Westbound between Cartgate and Ilminster, Somerset, TA14 6RA.
BP, Londis, Costa Express
Notes: Situated half a mile away from the previous listed service area, Stoke-sub-Hamdon is a small BP station on the westbound side only.

Ilminster

Single site located at a junction.  At Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PT. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A358 and the B3168. Site formerly included a Little Chef Express.

Whiddon Down

Whiddon Down services
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Single site located at a junction.  Between Exeter and Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2QT. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursHog & HedgeTravelodgebookEsso, Shop 'n Drive, Subway, West Cornwall Pasty Company, Costa Express
Rontec operate the filling station
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A386. Former Little Chef/Little Chef Express site, it closed in October 2014. Site also formerly included a Coffee Tempo! outlet which was replaced in 2012 with Little Chef Express along with 10 other former Coffee Tempo! sites.

Whitehouse

Whitehouse services
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Single site located at a junction.  Between Exeter and Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QJ. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursWhitehouse RestaurantBP, Nisa Local, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash, LPG
Whitehouse Services operate the site
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the B3260. Located on the former route of the A30, when it was the White House Transport Cafe, dating back to the 1930's. The services were recently rebuilt and now feature parking for over 150 cars as well as a new Budgens store, which at the time was a rare sight on the roads. Before the rebuild, the services had a Premier store on the forecourt. Nisa Local replaced Budgens in April 2015.

Sourton Cross

Single site located at a junction.  Between Okehampton and Launceston, Devon, EX20 4LY. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursLittle Chef, Burger King, Woody's Transport CafeHGV Parking, Picnic Area with ToiletsTravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, PG Tips 2 Go
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A386. One of the largest services in this region. The Burger King here closed for a time but has now reopened. The Shell filling station underwent a major refurbishment from August to November 2014.

Bodmin Moor

Single site located at a junction.  Between Launceston and Bodmin, at Plusha, Cornwall, PL15 7RR. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursSubwayEsso, Spar, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
Chartman Retail operate the filling station
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the B3257. The services are accessible to traffic on both sides, but are only signposted westbound. The Subway is situated in the former Antheas Cafe. Also known to Truck Drivers as 'Plusha Truck Stop'.

Penlan

Eastbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Eastbound side only.  Eastbound between Launceston and Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4HH. [Google Maps]
Tanya's CafeGulf, Shop, Tchibo, Air1 AdBlue
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A386. Site formerly home to Penlan Eating House which was closed down in August 2012 after Health & Safety issues. The filling station included a Londis store for a time, and still includes some Spar branding in the windows.

Cornwall

Cornwall services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  At Victoria, Roche, Cornwall, PL26 8LH. [Google Maps]
Costa, McDonalds, Subway, Cornish Delishwebsite, Open Oven Pizza Company, Sausage & RollWHSmithEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Picnic Area, Players Lounge, ShowersBP, Spar, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, Air1 AdBlue, LPG
Full details: Cornwall

A new 'proper' TRSA, which opened in Spring 2014. It is situated at the same junction as the next service area, Victoria.

Victoria

Single site located at a junction.  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, PL26 8LQ. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursVictoria InnTravelodgebookBP, Costcutter, Costa Express, Rollover Hot Dogs, Jet Wash
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: Prior to the new A30 bypass of Victoria this service area consisted of BP petrol stations on both sides and Roche Little Chef. The Little Chef and westbound petrol station closed as the road was constructed. At one time this was one of the busiest 'standalone' Little Chef sites in the country.

Penhale

Single site located at a junction.  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, TR9 6NA. [Google Maps]
The McDonalds and filling station are both open 24 hoursMcDonalds Drive Thru, Brewers Fayre (Penhale Round), StarbucksPremier InnbookShell, Shop, Costa Express, Autogas LPG, Car Wash
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the B3275. Also known as Fraddon. Despite being advertised on a totem pole next to the McDonald's logo, the Starbucks is actually on the other side of the service road, next to the Kingsley Village shopping centre.

Carland Cross

Single site located at a junction.  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, TR8 5AY‎. [Google Maps]
This site is open 24 hoursShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG
Shell operate the filling station
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A39.

Chiverton

Single site located at a junction.  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, TR4 8HS. [Google Maps]
The "Chiverton Cross" filling station is open 24 hoursStarbucksChiverton Cross Forecourt - Esso, Snack and Shop, Costa Express
Three Burrows Forecourt - Esso, Shop, Flavia, Car Wash

MRH operate both filling stations
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the A390, A3075 and the B3277. Also home to a car dealer. Although both are operated by MRH, the two petrol stations are in direct competition with each other. Until 2008 the Starbucks was the Chiverton Cross Little Chef & Burger King. In 2012, the Total filling station was closed down because of the competition and was turned into a second Esso filling station. The original Esso forecourt is known as "Chiverton Cross" and the second is known as "Three Burrows".

Hayle

Single site located at a junction.  Between Redruth and Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5PN. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursMcDonalds Drive Thru, Brewers Fayre (Loggans Moor)Picnic TablesPremier Innbook, TravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2Go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG
Shell operate the filling station
Notes: Also accessible to traffic on the B3001. Known locally as Loggans Moor services, originally just a Shell filling station and Little Chef. The Premier Inn, adjoining pub and McDonald's all opened around 2003/4. The Little Chef subsequently closed in 2004 due to increased competition. Travelodge then built a hotel in the former car park of the Little Chef in 2006 and plans were made for the Little Chef to reopen to coincide with the hotel opening. However, the owners of Little Chef got into financial difficulties and the restaurant remains closed to this day.