(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.|
|Visit Euro Garages's official website|
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.
The interior of these services were still full of Granada signage until summer 2016 when Kout (owners of Little Chef at the time) refurbished the amenity building. They also changed the Little Chef Express to a Subway unit. The dining facilities are now owned by Euro Garages following the acquisition of Little Chef in early 2017.
Moto have parted with Little Chef but operate the petrol station and lease out the motel.
During early 2017, Euro Garages planned to open a KFC here to replace the Little Chef. However, these plans were later dropped during summer 2017 as Euro Garages were unable to secure planning permission to install a drive-thru window within the KFC unit.
|Beckington (5 miles)||Services on the A36||Whiteparish (32 miles)|