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Service stations are staying open.

Colchester services


A12/A120 at J28

Signposted from the road.



(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.


The new exit for Colchester Stadium and park and ride has its own service area.


COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Charging Points: bp pulse Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short-stay car parking is available by BP. There are no official HGV parking spaces, but HGVs often stop by the forecourt.

Parking regulations are strictly enforced. No parking is permitted on the access road.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Cuckoo Farm Way
Mile End

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Little Chef restaurant.
The Little Chef in 1995.

In around 1990, a Mobil petrol station was built next to the A12 eastbound, immediately east of here. It had a sharp entrance, leading to a wide forecourt with a long roof. It was never officially regarded as a service area, and was just a facility beside the A12.

This was joined by the Colchester North branch of Little Chef, which gained a Coffee Stop. In 1996 it was converted to a Little Chef Express, with a short-lived blue colour scheme. Space was left for a third unit, and in 1991 a Travelodge was proposed here but it was refused planning permission.

Mobil became BP in 1996. The Little Chef closed in 2006 and was demolished soon after, leaving just the poles which held the sign.

In around 2010, work started on the new exit for Colchester Stadium. The old petrol station was closed and demolished, and a new BP was built at the new junction. Space was left for a large McDonald's to open a few years later.


Feering (northbound, 7 miles)
Boreham (22 miles)
Services on the A12Capel St Mary (10 miles)
Braintree (17 miles)Services on the A120Ardleigh South (4 miles)