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Countess services

Location:

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

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

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, Lavazza Shops: SPAR Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No official HGV parking is available however space next to the filling station is available for large vehicles to park.

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

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.

The site was developed by Forte in the late 1980s and opened in 1989 with a Shell filling station, Travelodge hotel and the Amesbury branch of Little ChefHistory. The Little Chef gained a Burger King with a separate entrance in 1998 and in 2001 its own game arcade. A Harry Ramsden's and Caffè 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. In 2006, the Travelodge received a 21-bed extension.

The Little Chef closed managed to last until 2017 and in 2018, transferred to the holding name EG Diner following the owners losing the rights to use the brand. The EG Diner and the Burger King continued to trade until June 2018 when they closed so a site refurbishment could take place. The site was due to open in mid-July 2018 in time for peak summer season traffic with a Greggs, Subway and refurbished Burger King however they were delayed until late August 2018 with Euro Garages losing an entire summer's trade. A small unit was left in the corner of the refurbished building and was lined up to become a Starbucks café however this didn't happen and the unit became a Sainsbury’s On the go store in June 2019.

In 2021, the Sainsbury's On the go store was rebranded to Spar.

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

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Solstice (westbound, 2 miles)Services on the A303Willoughby Hedge (westbound, 19 miles)
Sparkford (38 miles)
Weyhill (11 miles)Euro Garages servicesWilloughby Hedge (westbound, 19 miles)
Podimore (41 miles)

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