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Berkshire Down services


A34 southbound between Newbury and Didcot

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

OX11 0RW

(Google Maps link)


Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.

The smallest service station on the main A34 - Berkshire Down is a little forecourt by the southbound carriageway.


Forecourt: Shell, Shop, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers

Contact Details

Filling Station
Newbury Road
OX11 0RW

Trivia and History

Murco Berkshire Down.
The forecourt with Murco branding.

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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