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Services on the A34

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

Tot Hill

Tot Hill (A34) services
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Between Whitchurch and Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9BX. [Google Maps link]
Single site located at a junction.

Restaurants: Little Chef, McDonald's (with Drive Thru)
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
Forecourt: Shell, Costa Express, Deli2Go, Autogas LPG & Air1 AdBlue

Notes: The newest services on the A34, Tot Hill was built as part of the Newbury Bypass in 1996.
Further Reading: Restaurant History


Chieveley services
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Moto MSA at the junction with M4.


Southbound only, no HGVs. Between Newbury and Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 ORW. [Google Maps link]
Single site located between junctions on the southbound side only.

Forecourt: Murco, Mace, Tchibo

Notes: The services are sometimes known as 'Berkshire Down' services. A Spar store is due to be introduced soon.


Didcot services
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At Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX14 4TX. Also accessible to traffic on the A4130. [Google Maps link]
Single site located at a junction

Operator: BP Connect
Restaurants: McDonald's (with Drive Thru), Table Table (The Apple Cart), Costa drive-thru, Harvester
Motel Premier Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe, AdBlue Cannisters

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

Family Farm

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


Operator: BP Connect
Main Amenities: ChargeMaster Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Tourist Information
Restaurant: Little Chef
Forecourt: BP Wild Bean Cafe, M&S Simply Food & AdBlue Cannisters


Restaurant: Eat & Go
Forecourt: Shell, Select, Costa Express & Deli2Go

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 Chef, 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 site and now Eat & Go occupy the site.

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.

Restaurant history: North South