A small petrol station that receives signage near to the village of Bell End in Worcestershire... but for obvious reasons, we cannot call the page that!
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
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Bell Service Station
Trivia and History
Petrol stations at this location dates back to the early 1960s, where there was one on either side of the road: northbound was known as Belbroughton service station, and southbound as Bell End service station. The southbound filling station opened in around 1963 and was branded 'National' throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1982, Trusthouse Forte submitted plans to build a Little Chef next to the southbound filling station but the plans were refused. Instead, in September 1985, plans for a northbound Happy Eater were accepted with construction of the restaurant on the former northbound filling station site, which had been abandoned a few years previous. A children's play area was soon built outside. In 1996, the northbound Happy Eater was converted to become the Belbroughton branch of Little Chef. This later closed in 2001 when it was converted to offices and became home to Barberry.
The southbound filling station was branded Petrofina in the 1980s, rebranding to Gulf in the early 1990s, to Shell in 1998 and to BP in the early 2000s. The site gained a Spar store in 2009. The filling station then changed back to Shell between 2012 and 2015.
In 2018, MFG were granted planning permission to extend the sales building to introduce a Subway store to the site. These plans were later amended in 2019 to introduce a Greggs store instead of Subway.
In December 2020, planning permission was granted to install 8 eVolt electric vehicle charging bays on the forecourt here.
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