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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 petrol station at the top of the A23.


Charging Points: GeniePoint 50kW CCS & CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 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

Trivia and History

Inside the former AJ's.

Plans for a service area here were first put forward by Mobil in 1986. These plans included a filling station and motorists restaurant. The site opened in 1987 next to the original A23 London Road as Handcross services with a Mobil filling station and was later joined by an AJ's restaurant in 1990. In 1993, that road was shifted west, which meant the old service area was still accessible - albeit with a long sliproad.

The AJ's went onto become the Handcross South branch of Little Chef in 1997 before closing in 2005. The restaurant later became Cherries Cafe and then Crama Romaneasca.

The filling station was rebranded to BP in 1997, and in the mid-2010s gained a Costcutter store. This was later rebranded to Londis following the acquisition of the site by MFG in 2018.

MFG currently hold planning permission to build a Starbucks Drive Thru on the existing HGV parking area to the rear of the sales building. 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)