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Services on the A34

Here are details on the services on the A34, starting at Winchester and ending at Oxford. Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M3, M4, M40, A40 and the A303.

Sutton Scotney

Sutton Scotney services
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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. Full details  Between Winchester and Whitchurch, Hampshire, SO21 3JY. [Google Maps]
Costa, McDonalds, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme (southbound only)WHSmithJackpot £500, Picnic Tables, ShowersDays Innbook (northbound only)Shell, Select, Deli2Go, Air1 AdBlueFirst two hours free, after which cars must pay £6
Full details: Sutton Scotney

A large Roadchef with toilets and fuel, separate services north and southbound.

Tot Hill

Tot Hill (A34) services
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Single site located at a junction.  Between Whitchurch and Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9BX. [Google Maps]
McDonald's and Shell filling station open 24 hoursLittle ChefHistory, McDonald's drive thruTravelodgebookShell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Autogas LPG & Air1 AdBlue
Shell operate the filling station
Notes: The newest services on the A34, Tot Hill was built as part of the Newbury Bypass in 1996. While the bypass was being built, camps were set up here to protest against it.


Chieveley services
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Single site located at a junction. Motorway service area. Full details  Between Newbury and Didcot, Berkshire, RG18 9XX. [Google Maps]
Arlo's, Burger King, Costa, Greggs, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy KremeLadbrokes, M&S Simply Food, WHSmithChildren's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, ShowersTravelodgebookBP (with: LPG), Shop, Costa, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlueFree for two hours, charges afterwards
Full details: Chieveley

Moto MSA at the junction with M4.

Berkshire Down

Southbound only. Closes at night.  Southbound between Newbury and Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RW. [Google Maps]
Murco, Spar, Tchibo
Notes: The services are sometimes known as 'Chilton' services. Once owned by Murco with a Mace store, this service station was not included in the Murco sale to MFG mainly because it did not have a Costcutter store, and MFG had a partnership with Costcutter. It was therefore sold to an independent dealer, who by the end of 2015 had introduced a Tchibo coffee machine and unbranded the Mace store, in hopes to open a Spar store. However, in 2016, the service station changed hands again and a seperately planned Spar store was introduced.


Didcot services
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Single site located at a junction.  At Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX14 4TX. [Google Maps]
McDonalds available 24 hoursMcDonalds Drive Thru, Table Table (The Apple Cart), Costa drive-thru, HarvesterPremier InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Cannisters
BP Express operate the forecourt
Notes: Actually located off the A4130, the McDonald's is a very short distance from the rest of the services and has quite a complicated car park layout. In recent years a series of refurbishments have seen the fourecourt improved and expanded, no doubt benefitting from more passing trade. A Vauxhall dealer is accessed through the services.


Peartree services
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Single site located at a junction. Full details  Between Oxford and Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX2 8JZ. [Google Maps]
KFC, Starbucks, Costa Express, Krispy KremeWaitroseEcotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Meeting Room, Showers, Welcome Break GamingTravelodgebook, Holiday InnbookShell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Yorkshire TeaFirst two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10. Prices can be paid in Starbucks or in the pay and display machines in each parking area.
Full details: Peartree

Welcome Break's newest service area, previously a large Little ChefHistory.

Family Farm

Family Farm services
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Three services (one northbound, two southbound) staggered across the carriageway with no public access between them.  Between Kidlington and Wendlesbury, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QQ. [Google Maps]


Little ChefHistoryChargeMaster Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Tourist InformationBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe & AdBlue Cannisters


StarbucksShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

BP Express operate the northbound filling station
Shell operate the southbound filling station
23.5 Degrees operate the southbound Starbucks
Notes: It's named after the farm that sits behind the Little Chef. This creates a few legal problems because services names should relate to a geographical location if they want to appear on signs. For a couple of years this was the last service station before Birmingham.

The first of the two southbound services consists of only a Shell with lots of room for expansion, whereas the second one houses a former Little ChefHistory, several houses and a derelict Fina petrol station, which was well known for being particularly cheap. The Layby Cafe was the original occupant of the Little Chef. Eat & Go then occupied the former Little Chef until early 2016. On 16th February 2016, Starbucks opened a new site to replace the former Eat & Go.

The Little Chef used to be on the other side of the petrol station, but was moved in the '80s. The Shell site used to be very quiet and run-down, presumably due to the direct competition.

The northbound services are a much later addition, for a period was the common Little Chef/Burger King combination. In 2011 this site was upgraded to Little Chef's new look and it won a 5 star loo award.

The Little Chef on the southbound side closed on 26 September 2012.