The A23 has a number of small services, but this is probably the largest offer on the road.
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Trivia and History
The Hickstead junction on the A23 used to offer easy access to The Castle Hotel and a 1920s garage, which in the 1970s became a full petrol station accompanied by a branch of Little Chef. There was a plan to add a hotel here but it didn't happen.
In 1993 that garage and Little Chef had to be demolished to make way for the upgraded A23. In response, Forte built a new, much larger service area in the opposite corner of the new junction. The restaurant had a coffee shop which became a Burger King. It closed in 2017 as part of Euro Garages' shutdown of the brand.
The petrol station is sometimes known as Ricebridge. As is common for most Forte-developed services, it is branded Shell.
| Bolney (northbound, 3 miles)|
Handcross (southbound, 6 miles)
Pease Pottage (9 miles)
|Services on the A23||Pyecombe (5 miles)|