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Fleet services

Location:

M3 between J4a and J5

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

GU51 1AA

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Two sites located between junctions, connected by The Scott Mills Bridge (covered footbridge).

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Fleet services has fully re-opened with a new building after the previous fire damage.

No HGV or coach parking is available southbound until the temporary building has been removed.

Facilities[edit]

Catering: Burger King, Harry Ramsden's, KFC, McDonald's, PizzaExpress, Starbucks, Subway, Tossed, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go, Yorkshire Tea, Starbucks Drive Thru Shops: Little Waitrose, WHSmith Main Amenities: Changing Places (southbound only), Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Tesla electric vehicle charging point, Game Zone, Welcome Break Gaming, Small Dog Walking Area, Picnic Area Motel: Days Innbook (southbound only) Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire Tea, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices[edit]

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).

Please note there is currently no coach or HGV parking available southbound.

Prices can be paid in the shop or forecourt with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Welcome Break
M3 Services
Fleet Services
Fleet
Hampshire
GU51 1AA

  • Telephone number: 01252 621656
  • Grid reference: SU798558


Trivia and History[edit]

Scott Mills Bridge sign.
The Scott Mills plaque.

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 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.

Alternatives[edit]

Previous:Next:
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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