Opposite Fontwell Park and taking advantage of one of the A27's many roundabouts is this service station.
- Grid reference: SU951070
Trivia and History
The service area is positioned on the Arundel Road, on a field which was left spare when the bypass was built.
There is a second Travelodge 200 yards away from the hotel at this site.
Like many former Little Chef 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 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.
|Stockbridge (7 miles)||Services on the A27||Crossbush (6 miles)|
|none nearby||Euro Garages services||none nearby|