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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, A130, A14 and the A47.

The following services have closed and been removed from this guide: Copdock.

Brentwood

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 Petrolfina (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

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
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

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, Car Wash, Jet Wash, AdBlue ContainersLarge HGV parking area available with amenity building containing toilets and showers. Parking enforced by CP Plus.
BP Express operate the filling station

Feering

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

Little ChefHistory, Burger KingTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available

Southbound

Shell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPGHGV parking available


MRH operate the northbound filling station
Shell operate the southbound filling station
Euro Garages operate the restaurants
Notes: The northbound restaurant 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. The Little Chef is due to close in 2017.

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

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

No HGVs. Two sites located within a junction, connected by a public road. 24 hours: The southbound filling station is open 24 hours  At the slips at Junction 32a, Capel St Mary, Suffolk, IP9 2JP. (Google Maps)
The southbound filling station is open 24 hours 

Northbound

Cappadocia Turkish RestaurantJet, Londis, Costa Express

Southbound

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


MFG operate the northbound filling station
Euro Garages operate the southbound Starbucks
Notes: Site also known as Capelgate.

Former dual-sided Happy Eater, then a Little Chef site. The northbound side closed in early August 2012 and now houses the Turkish restaurant.

The BP filling station included a BP Connect and Wild Bean Café which closed in around October 2014 and then, briefly, a Mace store.

The Starbucks is due to gain a Subway soon.

Grove

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

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

Key

The following icons may be used on this page:

TRSAiconEastbound.gif - services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)

TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

TRSAicononline.gif - there are two services, on either side of the road

TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

TRSAiconfulldetails.gif - further information available on this link

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

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