A petrol station positioned at the main interchange on the Witney Bypass.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available in the service area, although there are is a lay-by on New Close Lane.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Ducklington Service Station
- 📞 Telephone number: 01993 706968
- 🗺 Grid reference: SP351085
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Trivia and History
Normally A-roads don't have any planning behind their services, as it's up to the free market to provide the appropriate level of facilities. When the Witney Bypass opened in 1976, Oxfordshire County Council were unusually insistent that a lorry park be provided at Ducklington.
The Department of Transport generally took the position that they didn't have the budget to provide A-road services, but at Ducklington they were keen on the idea of funding a lorry park.
In the event the sought-after rest area wasn't built, but a Total forecourt, with their Bonjour shop, known as the Regal Garage. There was an adjacent car showroom which became a Countrywide country store. The forecourt became Shell.
In 1992, BP proposed building their own service area to the west of here, at Asthall. Planning permission was refused.
On 10 May 2018, the Countrywide store ceased trading following the collapse of the company.
In November 2020 the forecourt shop was converted from Budgens to Little Waitrose.
In 2020, the roundabout here saw a lot of development taking place off all corners of it and the filling station now faces competition from a new Costa Drive Thru and Travelodge on the north-east arm of the roundabout as well as a new Lidl store on the south-western corner. Planning permission was also refused for a StorageGiant self storage warehouse to replace the former Countrywide store.
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