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Fontwell services

Location:

A27 at Fontwell
(also accessible to traffic on the A29)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

BN18 0SB

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



Opposite Fontwell Park and taking advantage of one of the A27's many roundabouts is this service station.

Facilities[edit]

Catering: Under refurbishment Main Amenities: BP Chargemaster Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Arundel Road
Fontwell
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 0SB


Trivia and History[edit]

Fontwell interior 1.jpg
Inside the Little Chef.

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Services opened 1988
Little Chef becomes EG Diner 2018

The service area is positioned on the Arundel Road, on a field which was left spare when the bypass was built.

The forecourt, operated by Shell, is branded as Deli2go only with no Select branding to accompany it.

There is a second Travelodgebook 200 yards away from the hotel at this site.

Restaurant[edit]

Like many former Little ChefHistory sites this one was built by Forte to take advantage of a new roundabout on a new road, alongside a forecourt and a motel. In this case it makes up for another branch to the east of Fontwell, which lost its traffic when the bypass opened and became a village hall (now housing).

The branch gained a Coffee Stop and then a Burger King franchise. For a time, it was a Little Chef Choices site with Caffè Ritazza and Harry Ramsden's menus. While those were removed, a Coffee Tempo! was later added.

In 2011 the building received a thorough refurbishment, under the Wonderfully British brand, which included the addition of a Good to Go counter.

In 2017 the Little Chef chain was taken over by Euro Garages, who didn't seem sure what to do with such a large building. It was transferred over to their holding name EG Diner while plans were drawn up to replace it with a KFC Drive Thru & refurbish the Burger King.

The EG Diner and Burger King restaurants closed in mid-July, with the site due to re-open by early November. Some signs around the area have caused confusion, which state the service station facilities will re-open on 10th October 2018.

Alternatives[edit]

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Stockbridge (7 miles) Services on the A27 Crossbush (6 miles)
none nearby Euro Garages services none nearby