Berkshire Down services
The smallest service station on the main A34 - Berkshire Down is a little forecourt by the southbound carriageway.
Trivia and History
The forecourt dates back to the 1950s, when the A34 was a much slower, single carriageway road. At the time it was called Berkshire Downs. It survived the road being upgraded and as a result now looks like a very small facility for such a major road.
The site was operated by Murco with a Mace store. It changed ownership to an independent dealer, who by the end of 2015 had introduced a Tchibo coffee machine and unbranded the Mace store, with hopes to open a Spar store.
In 2016, the service station changed hands again with a separate Spar store planned to open. This only went as far as introducing a Spar-branded range to the store; new branding wasn't added.
In October 2018, it was acquired by M&S Fuels Ltd, who in summer 2019 rebranded the forecourt to Shell and extended the forecourt Shop adding a Costa Express machine in the process. As a result of the extension, an electric vehicle charging point situated around the back of the shop has been removed.
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