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Barton Mills services

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Road:A11 between Newmarket and Suffolk
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Address:A11 Millford Service Area
Fiveways
Barton Mills
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP28 6AE
Signposted from the road?Yes
Grid reference:TL727741
Services type:Two sites located at a junction.

A single roundabout with a whole host of facilities around it.

Facilities

Catering:
northbound only: Pancake & Waffle Shack
southbound only: Starbucks, Burger King
Forecourt:
northbound only: Esso, Shop 'n Drive, Costa Express, Jet Wash
southbound only: Esso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers
Motel: Travelodgebook

Rontec operate the northbound filling station
MRH operate the southbound filling station
Euro Garages operate the southbound restaurants

Last updated January 2018

Trivia and History

The northbound side is also home to an ambulance station. There is a third service area, with a McDonald's and Shell, signed as services but without any advance signage.

These facilities once sat around a roundabout, with an AJ's on the north side and the Little ChefHistory on the south side. The latter opened in 1987.

In 1998, the AJ's became a second Little Chef, while the original gained a Burger King. In 2002, the south side Little Chef became a Little Chef Choices, gaining a Harry Ramsden's and Caffe Ritazza. These were removed, and the Burger King was then replaced by Coffee Tempo!.

At one point, the northbound Little Chef gained a takeaway service, but in 2012 it was closed as part of nationwide cutbacks. The filling station supplier changed from Total to Esso around this time.

In 2013 a Burger King was reintroduced to the southbound Little Chef.

The southbound petrol station was Esso's last trunk-road site before it was sold in 2015. The shop was damaged by a severe fire in April 2017, thought to have started with an electrical fault in a refrigerator unit.

The former southbound Little Chef closed in 2017 following the takeover by Euro Garages.

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