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Bicester services

Location:

A41 at Bicester

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

OX26 1BT

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



Close to Bicester Shopping Village and a Tesco supermarket with its own filling station, is this large service area.

Facilities[edit]

Catering: Burger King Main Amenities: Electric Vehicle Charging Point (BP Chargemaster) Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Greggs, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Oxford Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 1BT


Trivia and History[edit]

Covered-up Little Chef sign.
A covered-up Little Chef sign.

Bicester opened as a Happy Eater in the 1980s. As a popular site, it was one of the first to be converted to a Little ChefHistory. Granada added a Burger King and a Coffee Tempo! soon followed, although that later became Little Chef Express.

There was another Little Chef in Bicester town (London Road), which closed at the same time as the new Bicester branch opened. This one had opened in the 1980s.

This filling station was formerly operated by Esso and in late 2015, an extension was built on the left side of the shop for the Greggs.

Euro Garages' rights to the Little Chef name expired in January 2018. It had been hoped that the restaurant would have been converted to something else before then, but having acquired such a large and busy site, they weren't sure what to do with it. The restaurant lived on under the holding name EG Diner until summer 2018 when it finally closed.

As they now owned both the forecourt and the restaurant, in February 2018 Euro Garages proposed re-building the whole site, and suggested brands such as Burger King, Starbucks and Leon could be introduced alongside two drive thru restaurants and a drive thru coffee shop. This plan was rejected by Oxfordshire County Council for its inadequate traffic plans.

Pioneer Way, the road serving a local housing estate, was recently added to the service area.

Alternatives[edit]

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Family Farm (A34, 4 miles) Services on the A41 none nearby
Family Farm (A34 northbound, 4 miles) Euro Garages services none nearby