|Road:||A40 between Newport and Monmouth|
(Google Maps link)
|Address:||Granada Hospitality Ltd|
Monmouth Service Area
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Previous operators:||Granada, Little Chef|
|Services type:||Two sites located either side of the dual carriageway, with no public access between them.|
|Euro Garages's official website|
Trivia & History
Little Chef/Granada Era
Also known as Raglan services, it was taken on by Granada as part of their grand expansion and was a bit unloved when a MSO member visited in July 2012. The Burger King logo on the sign in the car park had changed to the new Little Chef logo, and all Burger King branding had gone leaving Monmouth a little bit bare. In 2012, The Coffee Tempo! here was also replaced with Little Chef Express along with 10 other former Coffee Tempo! sites.
The Little Chef & Total filling station closed here on 24th September 2012, leaving only the Travelodge on the eastbound side. Finally, in summer 2013, the Travelodge on the eastbound side closed, meaning that as of summer 2013, Monmouth services were left derelict.
The future of Monmouth
In September 2013, Euro Garages took over the services. Then, in late April 2015, they demolished the old buildings and have rebuilt them, with Starbucks, Subway and Greggs all being introduced to the site, similar to Rivington. The northbound services opened on 16th March 2016 and the new southbound building opened on 21st May 2016. A hotel called 'Raglan Lodge' is due to open on the north side soon.
|Symonds Yat (9 miles)||Services on the A40||road becomes A449|
Cardiff Gate (M4 west, 32 miles)
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