A petrol station on each side of the road forms one of the larger services on the South Coast Trunk Road.
Catering: eastbound only: Starbucks
Hotel: eastbound only: Travelodge
Charging Points: westbound only: bp pulse 150kW CCS & 100kW CHAdeMO
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
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.
Emsworth Service Station
Emsworth By Pass
- 🗺 Grid reference: SU743064
🌍 Operators (Official Websites):
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 (now the A259), Forte had run the Nutbourne branch of Little Chef since the early 1970s. This closed when the new road opened in the early 1990s, and Forte had been looking for a new site to replace it. Plans for Emsworth services became formal in 1989, and the Total forecourt opened first. The site was originally intended to feature a Kelly's Kitchen, but this was changed to a Little Chef once Forte became involved in the service area.
The Little Chef continued to trade until 31 July 2012 when it fell victim to R Capital's review of the brand and was one of 67 sites identified as underperforming and was subsequently closed.
Also in 2012, the eastbound filling station was sold to Shell by Total following their nationwide shutdown.
In 2016, the former Little Chef restaurant was purchased by 23.5 Degrees who converted the building into a Starbucks opening in May 2016.
There had been several plans for a westbound service area to accompany the eastbound as far back as 2005, but in early 2014, a large, westbound BP forecourt was finally built. The site opened as a BP Express site and included a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Café.
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