A rare example of an official service station on a local country road, Deanshanger was quickly dropped by the big names but soldiers on with a local restaurant.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 9 January 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
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Trivia and History
The site was planned by a local developer in 1984, on a parcel of land between the road and the canal. It was known as Open Pastures service station.
It may have opened with a transport café, but within a few years it was trading as an AJ's family restaurant. In 1997 it became a Little Chef, who referred to it as their Buckingham branch, with their other branch in Buckingham closing at the same time. In 1999 it closed and the old branch re-opened. The branch at Deanshanger is now Spice Hut.
In 1990 the Deanshanger Bypass opened, complicated the road layout here slightly by diverting the course of the A422.
The hotel has been branded Deanshanger Motel, Shires Inn, Comfort Inn and now Hotel MK. It is owned by Shires Investments Ltd.
|Mount Pleasant (A421 west, 6 miles)||Services on the A422||none nearby|