Motorway Services Online

Retrieved from "https://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk"

Service stations are open.


Harbledown services

Location:

A2 eastbound between the M2 and Canterbury

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

CT2 9AZ

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

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



The newer partner of Gate is Harbledown services.

Facilities

Main Amenities: Meeting Room Hotel: Holiday Inn Expressbook Charging Points: bp pulse Forecourt: BP, Spar, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Jet Wash

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Parking within the hotel car park is limited to 30 minutes only and guests must register their vehicle with hotel reception.

These restrictions are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Harbledown Service Station
Upper Harbledown
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 9AZ

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and History

Burned out building.
The former diner, bare and burned out.

Despite being only a mile from Gate on the westbound side, Harbledown is in an entirely different district.

The land to the north of the A2 was divided into small sections, one of which was purchased by a garage in the late 1960s. Despite it being set back from the road, subsequent expansion has brought it very close to the upgraded road.

In 1984 a Little Chef was built here. It closed in 2005 and became Mickey's Diner followed by Fab's Diner. In July 2011, former employee Daniel Freeman set fire to the restaurant as revenge against his boss for promoting him and giving him extra responsibilities. The restaurant now sits empty and derelict to this day. In 2006 there were plans to demolish the building and replace it with a large, two-storey motel.

The petrol station was formerly a Texaco with a Star Market store. This changed to BP in 2016, with new pumps being installed and a Spar store being introduced. The filling station is now operated by JRN Garages Limited.

The hotel, positioned next to the road, is accessed from a deceptively stylish driveway at the back. It was first proposed in 1994 as a 50-bed hotel with a renewal of the planning permission in 1997. A separate application was also submitted in 1997 with proposals for a 89-bed hotel. The hotel opened in around 1999.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Gate (westbound, 1 mile)
Medway (19 miles)
Services on the A2Jubilee (18 miles)