A petrol station on each side of the road forms one of the larger services on the South Coast Trunk Road.
COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 27 January 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: eastbound only: Starbucks Hotel: eastbound only: Temporarily closed Charging Points: westbound only: bp pulse Forecourt: westbound only: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine
and eastbound only: Shell, Select, Budgens, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine
Emsworth Service Station
Emsworth By Pass
- 🗺 Grid reference: SU743064
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Trivia and History
The services are exactly 15 miles from the unbuilt Meon Valley services on the M27. Given that this section of A27 was planned to be part of the M27 right up until the last minute, it is quite likely that this was supposed to become a full motorway service area.
On the old route of the A27 through Emsworth, Forte had run the Nutbourne branch of Little Chef since the early 1970s. This closed when the new road opened, and Forte had been looking for a new site to replace it.
In 1994 a Little Chef and Travelodge were built next to an existing Total forecourt on the new A27, next to the eastbound carriageway. The Little Chef closed on 31 July 2012. It was soon sold to become a Starbucks.
There had been several plans for a westbound service area to accompany it but finally, in early 2014, a large, westbound BP forecourt was built. In early 2018, the eastbound filling station gained Budgens branding and products alongside Shell’s own branded Select.
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