Fleet services has fully re-opened with a new building after the previous fire damage.
Catering: Burger King, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, McDonald's, PizzaExpress, Starbucks, Subway, Tossed, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go, Yorkshire Tea, Tango Ice Blast, Starbucks Drive Thru Shops: Little Waitrose & Partners, WHSmith Main Amenities: Changing Places (southbound only), Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Tesla Supercharger, Game Zone, Welcome Break Gaming, Small Dog Walking Area, Picnic Area Motel: Days Inn (southbound only) Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, The Deli, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Rollover, Yorkshire Tea, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £30 (or £32 to include a £10 meal voucher).
Prices can be paid in the shop or forecourt with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
- Telephone number: 01252 621656
- Grid reference: SU798558
Trivia and Design
Full details: History:Fleet
Fleet is one of two Welcome Break services which have a McDonald's. The service area has attracted somewhat of a cult following, with compliments being paid about the variety of fast food facilities offered here being paid by road users around the south.
On BBC Southern Counties Radio, Jeremy Clarkson spoke highly of the "Fleet cheat" where you use the services' back exit to avoid queues on the motorway, but he was told there were now rising bollards in use.
On 20 January 2016, it was officially announced that the footbridge was to be renamed 'The Scott Mills Bridge' after a campaign by BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills was launched to get as many things to be named after him as possible. An official opening ceremony took place on 16 March 2016 and a plaque was placed on the southbound side (later moved) to mark the renaming.
The bridge survived a large fire at Fleet in 2016, for which the southbound services is mostly known. A new building opened in September 2018, bringing the bridge back into use.
| none on M3|
South Mimms (M25 north, 52 miles)
Cobham (M25 south, 23 miles)
Toddington (M1 north, 18 miles)
|Services on the M3||
Winchester (25 miles)|
Popham (A303, 18 miles)
|South Mimms (M25 north, 52 miles)||Welcome Break services||none|
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