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Feering services

Location:

A12 between J24 and J25

Signposted from the road? Northbound only

Post Code:

CO5 9EL (northbound), CO6 1HD (southbound)

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Access/Layout:

Two sites staggered between junctions, with no public connection between them.



A pair of facilities on the A12, staggered some distance apart.

Facilities

Northbound

Catering: Burger King, Greggs Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Esso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue

Southbound

Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Contact Details

Address:
London Road
Feering
Colchester
Essex
CO5 9EL


Trivia and History

Little Chef.
The northbound restaurant as a Little Chef.

Today's Feering northbound started as a garage in the 1950s. This was eventually joined by an independent diner, which in the 1980s was taken over by Happy Eater. It had stone-effect walls, and a Happy Eater weather vane which outlived the restaurant. A Travelodge was added in 1991.

In 1996 the restaurant became a branch of Little ChefHistory. In May 2015 this site received the Wonderfully British refurbishment, gaining a Burger King in the process. In January 2017, Euro Garages purchased the site and in January 2018 the new owners lost the rights to the name and it became EG Diner.

In August 2018 the EG Diner and Burger King both closed. The building was refurbished and reopened in January 2019 with Burger King and Greggs stores.

There was a pub at the southbound service area called The Trowel and Hammer. This had to be completely re-built following the dualling of the A12 in the 1950s, and it re-opened with new garage facilities. This became The Spaniard, but the pub aspect closed in the 1980s and was demolished.

There were a pair of Total garages here, but in July 2012 they changed to Esso and Shell respectively. The northbound filling station was re-built in 2016

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