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Services on the A31 and A35

Here are details on the services on the A31 and A35, starting at Guildford and ending at Honiton. Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M3, M27, A3 and the A30.

Hogs Back

Hogs Back services
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Eastbound only. Single site located at a junction on the Eastbound side only. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Eastbound between Guildford and Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1EU. [Google Maps]
This site is open 24 hoursThe Hogs Back Hotel and SpawebsiteEsso, Spar, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers
Euro Garages operate this site
Notes: The services are accessible to westbound traffic, but it requires quite a circuitous detour. The services consist of a hotel and petrol station on the old A31, which also takes in a couple of houses and a bus stop.

It's the former site of a transport cafe, later a Happy Eater, then a Little Chef, which was demolished to make room for an expanded forecourt. The forecourt was taken over by Euro Garages in 2015 and formerly included On the Run and Costa.

The hotel was formerly branded as a Ramada Jarvis Hotel.

Farnham

Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Westbound at Farnham, Hampshire, GU9 8AS. [Google Maps]
This site is open 24 hoursBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers, Car Wash
BP Express operate this site
Notes: Services were built at the same time as the A30 Hogs Back was upgraded locally to dual carriageway, at a similar time to the Hogs Back services being made relatively inaccessible to westbound traffic.

Rufus Stone

Rufus Stone services
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Westbound only. No HGVs. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Westbound between Southampton and Ringwood, Hampshire, SO43 7GN. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hoursTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue Containers
MRH operate the filling station
Travelodge operate the hotel
Notes: There was a Little Chef here, which closed on 9 March 2017. The Little Chef formerly included Little Chef Express & Burger King outlets.

Although the road signs call it Rufus Stone, all the facilities refer to it as Stoney Cross.

It was formerly the Compton Arms Hotel (which is likely to have provided petrol at some point), and appears to have become part of a larger service area with the dualling of the A31 in the 1970s, with Little Chef then moving into the main building as part of their rapid and immediate expansion. It is connected to the local area by a public footpath.

Picket Post

Picket Post services
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Two sites located within a junction, connected by a public road. 24 hours: The McDonald's and eastbound filling station are both open 24 hours  Between Southampton and Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3HN. [Google Maps]
The McDonald's and eastbound filling station are both open 24 hours 

Westbound

Shell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Eastbound

McDonald's Drive ThruShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express


Shell operate the filling stations
Notes: Although it's a dual-sided service area, there are different facilities on either side of the road. The both services are also known as 'Burley services' after the main destination at the junction and alternatively the eastbound services can also be known as 'Forest Edge'. Former Little Chef sites, they both closed in 2012. A McDonald's opened here on the eastbound side in April 2014.

Bere Regis

Single site located between junctions. Closes at night.  At Bere Regis, DT11 9EX. [Google Maps]
Little ChefHistory, SubwayBP, Londis, Tchibo
Euro Garages operate the restaurants
Notes: Former Total filling station site.

Kilmington Cross

Single site located at the side of the road. Closes at night.  At Axminster, Devon, EX13 7RB. [Google Maps]
A35 Pit Stop CafeA35 Pit Stop B&BTexaco, Londis, Coffee Machine, Jet Wash
A35 Pit Stop operate this site 

Key

The following icons may be used on this page:

TRSAiconEastbound.gif - services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)

TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

TRSAicononline.gif - there are two services, on either side of the road

TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

TRSAiconfulldetails.gif - further information available on this link

TRSAiconMSA.gif - the services are actually part of a motorway service area

TRSAicontruckstop.gif - the services are actually part of a truckstop