Cross Hands services
An unusual set-up: the services are signed from the A48 eastbound but not westbound, despite being positioned to the south of the road. It fights off competition from the McDonald's opposite which, unlike the services, is open 24 hours.
- Grid reference: SN564128
Trivia and History
The service area was built in 1989, along with the lengthy upgrade to the A48. At the time it had a dedicated exit off the roundabout which only served the Total forecourt, Little Chef restaurant and a Travelodge motel (sometimes advertised as Little Chef Lodge), but it was clearly designed to attract more development. A small tourist information centre was built by the exit.
The Little Chef gained a Burger King franchise in 1999, which was intended to become a drive thru. It was later closed and left empty. In January 2012, the Little Chef was victim to a cull of unprofitable branches and closed. The building was later taken over by Euro Garages to become the Starbucks.
The forecourt was converted by Rontec.
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