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Hickstead services


A23 between Crawley and Brighton
(also accessible to traffic on the A2300)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

RH17 5NZ

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

The A23 has a number of small services, but this is probably the largest offer on the road.


Catering: Starbucks, Burger King Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Jet Wash

Contact Details[edit]

Jobs Lane
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 5NZ

Trivia and History[edit]

Little Chef Hickstead.
The Little Chef in 2009.

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 with 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's shutdown.

The petrol station is Shell and is sometimes known as Ricebridge.


Bolney (northbound, 3 miles)
Handcross (southbound, 6 miles)
Pease Pottage (9 miles)
Services on the A23 Pyecombe (5 miles)