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Service stations are open.


Ely services

Location:

A10 at Ely
(also accessible to traffic on the A142)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

CB6 3NN

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



A former Little Chef and Burger King combination site on the Ely bypass; the site is now host to an unusual combination in the same building.

Facilities

COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: Burger King Drive Thru, Starbucks Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers, Car Wash, Jet Wash

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Witchford Road
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB6 3NN


Trivia and History

Plans for a service area here were developed as part of the A142 road improvement scheme in the early 1980s which would see a new bypass be built around Ely. Details of the service area first emerged in 1988 when a filling station and 80-seater restaurant were proposed. In 1989, a much larger plan was proposed with a restaurant, 32-bed hotel, tourist information centre and parking for all vehicles being proposed. The services eventually opened in 1991 with a filling station known as Witchford Road Service Station, the Ely branch of Little ChefHistory and a Travelodge hotel all positioned in the corner of a roundabout on the brand new Ely Bypass.

In 1998, the Little Chef restaurant was extended to add a Burger King franchise to the site but - unusually for a Little Chef - it had full drive thru facilities. The Burger King was later removed - the drive thru had its signs taken down but otherwise still looked open - and the unit was advertised for let. A Coffee Tempo! was also later added to the restaurant.

In 2001, the filling station was redeveloped by James Graven & Sons who introduced the BP brand to the site as well as a Budgens store.

In 2012, the Little Chef was given a small refurbishment, which saw the Burger King drive thru re-open and a Little Chef Express added.

Around the same time the filling station was sold to BP Express and its Budgens store was converted to a M&S Simply Food store with a Wild Bean Café being introduced too.

After being purchased by Euro Garages, the Little Chef closed in 2017 and became a Starbucks. The neighbouring Burger King was unchanged during the refurbishment.

2 bp pulse electric vehicle charging points are due to be installed here during 2021.

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