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Service stations are open.

Handcross services


A23 southbound between Crawley and Brighton

Signposted from the road.


RH17 6BL

(Google Maps link)


Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.

A small restaurant at the top of the A23.


COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: Crama Romaneasca Charging Points: GeniePoint Forecourt: BP, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue4You, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles. No overnight parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Handcross Services
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6BL

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Inside the former AJ's.

Handcross services was built as an AJ's restaurant and a Mobil petrol station, next to the original A23 London Road in 1987. In 1993 that road was shifted west, which meant the old service area was still accessible - albeit with a long sliproad.

In 1997 the AJ's became the Handcross South branch of Little Chef, which closed in 2005. It became Cherries Cafe, now Crama Romaneasca.

The filling station shop was formerly branded Costcutter. In March 2019, planning permission was granted to MFG to build a Starbucks Drive Thru on the existing HGV parking area to the rear of the shop. As part of the works, the HGV parking area and electric vehicle charging point would be relocated as well as removal of the existing car wash and jet wash.


Pease Pottage (3 miles)Services on the A23Bolney (northbound, 3 miles)
Hickstead (6 miles)