(also accessible to traffic on the A350 and the B3414)
(Google Maps link)
|Address:||Warminster Service Area|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £11 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £12. There is no meal voucher option for HGVs.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is unknown.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Trivia & History
With Granada aiming to be running 43 different service stations by 1992, by the late 1980s they needed to do a lot of planning to be seen to achieve this target. This, coupled with a genuine desire to be enterprising and try a new crowd, saw them open a series of hotel-restaurant sites on a-roads.
Unfortunately being on a single carriageway of only regional importance meant it never quite attracted the traffic levels to justify its large building, and while other Granada sites were packed with high street names, this has struggled to hold anything other than a Little Chef. There is a Burger King unit in the restaurant with it, which attracts the majority of the custom.
Moto have parted with Little Chef but operate the petrol station and lease out the motel.
The interior of these services were still full of Granada signage until summer 2016 when Kout (owners of Little Chef) refurbished the amenity building.
|Beckington (5 miles)||Services on the A36||Whiteparish (32 miles)|