The most south-western service station in the UK, Hayle is now home to one of the most well-preserved former Little Chef sites in the country.
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Trivia and History
The petrol station was built in the 1960s, on the old alignment of the A30. It was joined by Hayle Little Chef in 1989.
The Premier Inn, adjoining pub and McDonald's all opened around 2000.
Facing increased competition (especially as the McDonald's is more visible), the Little Chef closed in 2004. Travelodge then built a hotel in the former restaurant's car park, and plans were made for the Little Chef to reopen to coincide with the hotel opening. However, the owners of Little Chef got into financial difficulties and the restaurant remains closed to this day. Following the collapse of the Little Chef brand in 2018, the former restaurant has now become an unofficial museum to the brand and is one of the most well preserved with all its original signs, equipment and promotional material still laying inside the restaurant. However, in January 2019, Euro Garages were granted planning permission by Cornwall Council to demolish the former Little Chef building and replace it with a Starbucks Drive Thru.
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