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Harbledown services


A2 eastbound between the M2 and Canterbury

Signposted from the road.



(Google Maps link)


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

The newer partner of Gate is Harbledown services.


Main Amenities: Meeting Room Hotel: Holiday Innbook Charging Points: POLAR Forecourt: BP, Spar, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Jet Wash

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Harbledown Service Station
Upper Harbledown

🌍 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, which itself closed and remains 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 motel, positioned next to the road, is accessed from a deceptively stylish driveway at the back.


Gate (westbound, 1 mile)
Medway (19 miles)
Services on the A2 Jubilee (18 miles)