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Countess services

Location:

A303 at Countess Roundabout
(also accessible to traffic on the A345)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

SP4 7AS

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

Rating:


A former Little Chef restaurant on a big plot of land, close to Stonehenge, the site now plays host to a number of recognisable brands.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Sainsbury's On the go Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers Motel: Travelodgebook

Contact Details

Address:
Countess Road
Amesbury
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 7AS


Trivia and History

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The previous brick styling.

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Opened by Forte's Little Chef 1989
Taken over by Euro Garages 2017

Just a mile west of Solstice, this site is located on the A303 eastbound, but immediately after a roundabout and with a link back to it. Inside the services is an odd road layout, offering parking spaces in many different places.

It opened in 1989 as the Amesbury branch of Little ChefHistory. This gained a Burger King with a separate entrance in 1998 and in 2001 its own game arcade. A Harry Ramsden's and Caffe Ritazza were then added as part of Little Chef Choices, with the country's first Coffee Tempo! following in 2006. In 2011, it received a thorough refurbishment as part of the Wonderfully British project, where it gained a Good To Go.

The Little Chef closed with the other remaining restaurants to fall under the holding name, EG Diner. This and the Burger King closed in June 2018 and were due to become a Greggs, Subway and refurbished Burger King. All three were due to open by mid July 2018 but this was delayed until late August 2018. There were plans to include a Starbucks café at the site however this didn't happen and became a Sainsbury’s On the go store in June 2019.

Despite the name Amesbury being well-used, the roundabout and services are officially called Countess. The motel here is very close to Stonehenge and sometimes takes that name.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Solstice (westbound, 2 miles) Services on the A303 Sparkford (38 miles)
Weyhill (11 miles) Euro Garages services Willoughby Hedge (westbound, 19 miles)
Podimore (41 miles)

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