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Warminster services

Warminster
Warminster
Road:A36
(also accessible to traffic on the A350 and the B3414)
(Google Maps link)
Address:Warminster Service Area
Bath Road
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7RU
Signposted from the road?Yes
Opened:1992
Previous operators:Granada
Grid reference:ST861465
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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Facilities

Restaurants: Little ChefHistory, Subway, Burger King Main Amenities: Picnic Tables Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars and HGVs must pay £11. 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.

In 2012, The Coffee Tempo! here was replaced with Little Chef Express along with 10 other former Coffee Tempo! sites.

The interior of these services were still full of Granada signage until summer 2016 when Kout (owners of Little Chef) refurbished the amenity building.

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