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Services on the A12

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.

Brentwood[edit]

No HGVs. Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  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
Notes: 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.

Shenfield[edit]

No HGVs. Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The site is open 24 hours  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.

Chelmsford[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  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.

Feering[edit]

Two sites staggered between junctions. 24 hours: The filling stations are both open 24 hours  Between Junctions 24 and 25, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EL (northbound) and CO6 1HD (southbound). (Google Maps)
The filling stations are both open 24 hours 

Northbound

Under refurbishmentTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available

Southbound

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
Notes: 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 to Esso and southbound to Shell in July 2012. The northbound filling station was rebuilt in 2016.

Colchester[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  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
Notes: 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[edit]

No HGVs. Two sites located within a junction, connected by a public road. 24 hours: Both filling stations are open 24 hours Full details  At Junction 32a, Capel St Mary, Suffolk, IP9 2JJ. (Google Maps)
Both filling stations are open 24 hours 

Northbound

Cappadocia Turkish RestaurantEcotricity electric vehicle charging pointJet, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover

Southbound

StarbucksEcotricity electric vehicle charging pointTravelodgebookBP, Spar, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers


Full details: Capel St Mary

Complicated site also known as Capelgate.

Orwell[edit]

Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. 24 hours: The site is open 24 hours  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.

Martlesham Heath[edit]

Single site located at a junction. Closes at night.  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.

Grove[edit]

Two sites staggered between junctions. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  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.

Darsham[edit]

Single site located between junctions. Closes at night.  At Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3PW. (Google Maps)
Jet, Budgens, Lily's Cafe, Costa Express
Notes: The forecourt shop used to be branded as Londis.
 

Key

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TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

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TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

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TRSAiconMSA.gif - the services are actually part of a motorway service area

TRSAicontruckstop.gif - the services are actually part of a truckstop