Below is a list of all the signposted services on the A12 between London and Great Yarmouth.
The following roads meet the A12, and also have services guides on this website: M25, A14 and the A47.
The following services have closed and been removed from this guide: Copdock.
At Junction 11, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5NA. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursMizu Noodle BarwebsiteShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express
Shell operate the filling station
Signposted westbound only, it's also known as South Weald. A snack bar is also situated in the Mizu car park.
The restaurant was formerly a Little Chef, and previously a Kelly's Kitchen. This is also a former Petrofina (later Total) filling site.
These services are located off the busy Brook Street roundabout. A Holiday Inn
is located nearby, which was formerly a Forte Posthouse.
At Junction 12, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8SD. (Google Maps)
The site is open 24 hoursBP, BP Connect, Wild Bean Café, McDonald's Drive Thru
BP Express operate this site
Notes: Sometimes known as 'Mountnessing', or confusingly, 'Brentwood'. The McDonald's restaurant is tiny, with only around ten seats, and is located within the forecourt shop.
At Junction 19, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5PY. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive ThruPremier InnbookBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash, Jet WashLarge HGV parking area available with amenity building containing toilets and showers. Parking enforced by CP Plus.
BP Express operate the filling station
Notes: Also known as Boreham services.
Between Junctions 24 and 25, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EL (northbound) and CO6 1HD (southbound). (Google Maps)
The filling stations are both open 24 hours
Under refurbishmentTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available
Shell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Autogas LPGHGV parking available
MFG operate the northbound filling station
Shell operate the southbound filling station
Euro Garages operate the restaurants
The northbound restaurant is a former Little ChefHistory
site, it closed in early January 2018 due to the loss of rights for Euro Garages to use the brand. Before that it was an independent diner, which was taken over by Forte to become a Happy Eater
, later Little Chef. The Burger King was added in May 2015 as part of the Wonderfully British
refurbishment. Both the EG Diner and Burger King closed in August 2018 for refurbishment. The EG Diner is set to be replaced by one of Euro Garages’ partner brands.
The northbound filling station changed from Total
and southbound to Shell
in July 2012. The northbound filling station was rebuilt in 2016.
At Junction 28, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HH. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive ThruChildren's Play AreaBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue ContainersHGV parking available
BP Express operate the filling station
Former Little Chef
site, it closed in 2001. The McDonald's here has two stories and includes an outdoor children's play area.
Capel St Mary
At Junction 32a, Capel St Mary, Suffolk, IP9 2JJ. (Google Maps)
Both filling stations are open 24 hours
Cappadocia Turkish RestaurantEcotricity electric vehicle charging pointJet, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover
StarbucksEcotricity electric vehicle charging pointTravelodgebookBP, Spar, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers
Full details: Capel St Mary
Complicated site also known as Capelgate.
Westbound between Copdock and Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP10 0JN. (Google Maps)
The site is open 24 hoursShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available
Shell operate the site
Notes: A small service area shared with the A14. Former home of the Nacton branch of Little Chef, it closed in 2007. The building now is derelict.
At Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3RA. (Google Maps)
KFC Drive ThruBP, Shop, Car Wash
Notes: Small service area signed off the same junction as a large retail shopping park. Former site of the Martlesham branch of Little Chef.
At Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4LH. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG
Shell operate the filling stations
Notes: The northbound side is also home to a car dealer.
At Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3PW. (Google Maps)
Jet, Budgens, Lily's Cafe, Costa Express
The forecourt shop used to be branded as Londis
The following icons may be used on this page:
- services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)
- the services are accessed off a junction
- there are two services, on either side of the road
- some facilities open 24 hours
- the services completely close at night
- no HGV parking is available
- further information available on this link
- the services are actually part of a motorway service area
- the services are actually part of a truckstop