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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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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)Fone Bitz, WHSmithJackpot £500, Picnic Tables, ShowersDays Inn[book rooms] (northbound only)Shell, Select, Deli2Go, Air1 AdBlue & Pay at PumpFirst 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 available 24 hoursLittle Chef Restaurant History , McDonald's drive thruTravelodge[book rooms]Shell, Select, 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. While the bypass was being built, camps were set up here to protest against it.

Chieveley

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, ShowersTravelodge[book rooms]BP (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. No HGVs.  Southbound between Newbury and Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RW. [Google Maps]
Murco, Mace, Tchibo

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

Didcot

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 Inn[book rooms]BP, 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

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 GamingTravelodge[book rooms], Holiday Inn[book rooms]Shell (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 Chef Restaurant History .

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]
 

Northbound

Little Chef Restaurant History ChargeMaster Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Tourist InformationBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Cafe & AdBlue Cannisters

Southbound

Shell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue


BP Express operate the northbound filling station
Shell operate the southbound filling station


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 Restaurant History , 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 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.