Capel St Mary services
A complicated history of several sites clustered around a junction. The northbound side does not permit HGVs.
Capel St. Mary
- Grid reference: TM099383
Trivia and History
The bypass of Capel St Mary is an old (1960s) one, with a flat crossroads serving the village.
This was built as a pair of Little Chefs in 1986. These gained coffee bars in 1994 and Burger Kings in 1996. Both sides closed in August 2012 and northbound is now the Turkish restaurant while southbound is a Euro Garages-operated Starbucks, which is due to gain a Subway soon.
There was a third Little Chef here. Immediately to the south of here was a Happy Eater. Initially it competed with them, and then pretended to compete while they were both owned by the same company. Eventually it had to be converted, but only served as a Little Chef from 1998 until 2000 before it inevitably closed. It's now Harvest Moon Cafe.
|Colchester (10 miles)||Services on the A12||
Orwell (A14 westbound, 7 miles)|
Martlesham Heath (13 miles)
Beacon Hill (A14, 11 miles)