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Ashby de la Zouch services

Location:

A42 at J13
(also accessible to traffic on the A511 and the A512)

Signposted from the road? Southbound only

Post Code:

LE65 1JP

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



The Flagstaff Island Roundabout above the A42 near Ashby used to have a few facilities, but recently it has been expanded and had signs added to the A42 southbound, despite being accessible to both sides.

Facilities

Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive Thru, KFC Drive Thru, Brewers Fayre (Flagstaff Island) Motel: Premier Innbook Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Greggs Drive Thru, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You

Contact Details

Address:
Flagstaff Service Station
Lountside
Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Leicestershire
LE65 1JP


Trivia and History

When the A42 was built in the 1990s, the Ashby exit became ideal for developing into a retail area. The area on this corner of the roundabout was designated for use by 'roadside services' in the local plan.

For years the site consisted of only the Brewers Fayre/Premier Inn combination, and a McDonald's. They were developed by Whitbread and St Modwen. It was clear from the layout that the field next to it was waiting to be sold, and in 2006 St Modwen applied to expand the facility but didn't appear to take any action.

In 2010 a sign was placed on the A42 southbound advertising 'local services', probably at the request of a landowner, or in response to fatigue-related accidents on the A42.

In 2012 Euro Garages withdrew an application to build a smaller development closer to the hotel. The present layout was proposed in 2016. Around the same time, the southbound 'local services' sign was replaced by a formal 'services' one.

On 3 May 2018 EG Group opened one of their largest facilities here, including one of the country's only 24 hour Greggs. The Mayor of Ashby attended an official opening event. Initially they called it Flagstaff services, but they have now reverted to referring to its location near Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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