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Handcross services


A23 southbound between Crawley and Brighton

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

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.


Catering: Crama Romaneascawebsite Main Amenities: Electric Vehicle Charging Point (GeniePoint) Forecourt: BP, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue4You

Contact Details

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.

There was a Costcutter in the petrol station. MFG are planning to build a Starbucks Drive Thru at the back of the shop.


Pease Pottage (3 miles) Services on the A23 Bolney (northbound, 3 miles)
Hickstead (6 miles)