The only major facility on the fast road between Swindon and Gloucester, known locally as Hare Bushes Service Station.
Last updated August 2018.
Trivia and History
The A417 Cirencester Bypass opened in 1997, causing the Little Chef restaurant in Cirencester on Crickdale Road to close. Meanwhile, the Highways Agency raised the issue of how few services the new road had.
The site opened with a Little Chef (there were plans for a sister site at M5 J11a but that one was never built). It was built with Cotswold stone brickwork around the restaurant and forecourt, and opened as a Little Chef Choices site with Caffè Ritazza and Harry Ramsden's menus. A Coffee Tempo! was later added too.
In 2013 a Burger King was added to the site, and it received a thorough refurbishment although not quite to the standard of Wonderfully British. In January 2018 the Little Chef changed to use the temporary name EG Diner. This closed on 3 June 2018 with work starting to replace it with a Greggs, and to refurbish the Burger King.
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