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Fourwentways services

Location:

A11 between the M11 and Newmarket
(also accessible to traffic on the A1307)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

CB21 6AP

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

Rating:



Also known as Babraham, this site is now located a short drive down the A1307.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Greggs, Subway Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Contact Details

Address:
Four Went Ways
Newmarket Road
Abington
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB21 6AP


Trivia and History

Shell petrol station.
The Shell forecourt.

For some reason, this service area has always been given undue prominence by some road atlases. It is often one of the only A-road services they mark.

This site opened in 1965 as one of the first Little ChefHistory restaurants, at the Fourwentways crossroads, next to an existing forecourt. This was known as the Cambridge branch. Miraculously, it managed to survive the A11 being upgraded to a dual carriageway and is now tucked away on an old section of road.

The Travelodge and Burger King were added in 1998.

In 2002, a refurbishment saw it become one of the Little Chef Choices, whereby Harry Ramsden's and Caffe Ritazza were added. These were later removed, and the Burger King closed too. Despite attempting to sell the unit, the Burger King reopened in 2013.

In 2018, Euro Garages' rights to use the Little Chef name expired, so it was quickly replaced with EG Diner. The EG Diner closed in August 2018 and the whole building was refurbished, re-opening in January 2019.

A ShellRecharge electric vehicle charging point is due to be installed here soon.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Birchanger Green (M11 south, 20 miles) Services on the A11 Worsted (southbound, 1 mile)
Newmarket (11 miles)
none nearby Euro Garages services Newmarket (11 miles)

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