Symonds Yat services
|Road:||A40 westbound between Monmouth and Ross|
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|Address:||Symonds Yat Services|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Previous operators:||First, Roadchef|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions.|
The eastbound filling station is currently closed due to High Noon Stores going into administration.
Quickbreak Services operate the westbound filling station
The eastbound side is a truckstop acquired by First in 2006, who claimed they had made a success of it and wanted to take over several more.
In 2011, First were taken over by Roadchef, who commented on it being their first a-road site by saying they would have a play with it and keep it if it made money. They changed the forecourt from BP to Murco, retaining the First shop branding but added a Costa unit.
Roadchef sold the services to High Noon Stores, who changed the Costa unit to an unbranded coffee bar and café and opened a Spar store.
It is currently closed as High Noon Stores have gone into administration.
The westbound side was previously branded Total and is currently for sale.
In May 2015, the Forecourt Trader Shop Doctor visited the eastbound services and gave it a 2.5 star rating, praising the size of the site but having said it was quite dull.
In the 2010 Loo of the Year Awards, the eastbound truckstop came top in the English roadside restaurants category.
|Ross Spur (8 miles)||Services on the A40||Monmouth (9 miles)|